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Another Sunday and another visit to a circuit meeting. This time it was a true clubmans affair as it was the 750 Motor Clubs Mallory Park meeting. It has been a while but we were quickly remined that Mallory is a great circuit to watch at, especially with race fields of 20+ cars. In the case of the Hot Hatches they were close to 40 cars and the two races were action packed throughout the field. There were the two 750 fields, Historic and Modern, who also ran a pair of races. Last but not least were the Caterham Graduates, who ran a total of 3 incident packed races. Read More »

With August usually being light on the rallying front we decided to take in the VSCC meeting at Mallory Park and were pleasantly surprised. The quality of racing was generally good and the commitment was full on. The Mallory Park circuit lends itself to the old style of racing with drafting to the fore. There was everything from Edwardian cars, through pre-War cars and then on to Formula 500 and the very entertaining Morgans. Read More »

John Sprinzel, the mercurial founder of the famous ‘SPEEDWELL’ tuning concern, which put the cheeky Austin A35 firmly on the race tracks in the late 1950s, has accepted the role as Patron of the HRDC ACADEMY.

In a letter of acceptance to Julius Thurgood, founder of this entry-level historic race series, Sprinzel sums up why he was eager to accept the role as Patron of the HRDC ACADEMY:

“I would be honoured to become Patron of the HRDC Academy, and have followed your A35 program for some time now. I wish you continued success with your series, which seems to be now, as it was then, an inexpensive and thrilling way to go racing. Aloha. John.” Read More »

The Historic Racing Drivers Club launches an innovative concept in single-make racing, by announcing an all-Austin A30/35 race at Mallory Park on Saturday 26 September.

The grid will consist of two distinct classes: The ‘Gentlemen’ for the recently-launched HRDC ‘Academy’ class cars and the ‘Players’ for the more modified ‘Speedwell’ class cars. All cars will run on Dunlop historic CR65 race tyres, a contributory factor in keeping a level playing field among the competition running in these two distinct classes.

This one-off race will take place at Mallory Park on 26 September at the HRDC/BRSCC ‘RETRORACEFEST’ meeting. Read More »

Mallory Park Race Circuit is set to open its gates to everyone in a Motorsport Extravaganza Open Day on Saturday 1 March.

The management of Real Motorsport Ltd is pleased to announce that Mallory Park will officially re-open on 1 March from 10.30am, with a special “Meet the Team” day, when visitors will have the opportunity to view a host of cars and bikes, as well as the chance to talk to the stars.

The circuit will be open to all who wish to attend with no admission charges. Read More »

Mallory Park, the popular Leicestershire motor racing circuit, has new operators. Stuart Hicken and Eddie Roberts, both well known in the motorcycle racing world, have formed a jointly-owned company – Real Motorsport Limited – to run the circuit on a day-to-day basis.

They commented: “This is a great day for us both. We have grown up with Mallory Park, firstly as spectators, then as competitors and now running businesses associated with the sport”.

Eddie owns Complog, a leading worldwide retailer of motorcycle tyres which also supplies the British Superbike Series. He enjoyed a 20-year racing career, which saw him compete in many events, including Grands Prix and the Isle of Man TT. Read More »

It is with great regret that Mallory Park Motorsport Limited has today announced that the company has been put into Administration.

Mallory Park has been operating as a motorcycle and car race circuit for many years and has much history attached to the circuit. In 1985 a highly restrictive Noise Notice was attached to Mallory Park Motorsport Limited (‘MPML’) embracing all circuit activities but, significantly, a number of the provisions within the Notice were very much open to interpretation.

MPML has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council over the years and a level of understanding had been established to work within the 1985 Notice. Read More »

Tour Britannia13The ninth edition of Tour Britannia, Britain’s only classic race and rally tour, has been hailed a success by competitors after two full days of competition (10/11 May). Races at Mallory Park and Silverstone and 18 asphalt special stages from a base at Warwick made up the 2013 route. Read More »

Our first stage rally of the year saw us take in the Eastwood Stages, at Mallory Park. With the event in jeopardy due to the snow the day and night before a slightly depleted field took to the stages for what would prove to be a very exciting rally. Almost every crew spun over the course of the first two stages, including eventual winners Robert Lowe & Sid Buckley. They used a variety of tyres to get the power down from their Metro 6R4 and once they had a decent margin they played it safe on the drying stages to take a comfortable victory. Read More »

We sampled the world of rallycross for the first time, visiting our local circuit Mallory Park for round 5 of the British Championship. Championship leader Andy Grant (Focus) was looking to take his first overall win of the series but he came up against an in-form Pat Doran (Fiesta), looking to make it back-to-back British Championships. In the Superfinal Doran carried through his form from the whole day and took a dominant win by over two seconds from Andy Scott (306), with Grant 3rd but still leading the championship. There was no Mad Mark Watson (Xsara) though as he was denied the chance to race in the Superfinal after being adjudged to have pushed Grant unfairly in the A-Final. Read More »