Mallory race circuit back in business

This is not a travel story, but if you like motorsport, it’s good news, from a part of the country that’s always worth exploring.

Leicestershire’s historic Mallory Park race circuit is back in business, with the appointment of new event promoter Real Motorsport, following the collapse into liquidation of its previous operator Mallory Park Motorsport Ltd (MPML) at the end of November.

Real Motorsport has been set up by Buildbase BMW British Superbikes team boss Stuart Hicken and Pirelli motorcycle tyre distributor Eddie Roberts to take a fresh lease on the track from its owner, Chris Meek of Titan Properties. Hicken’s race team is based at Mallory and he has had a long association with the track.

In a statement from Hicken and Roberts, they said: “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. We realise that there is a lot of bridge-building to be done with the local community but Mallory Park has been here for a long time and we are hopeful that with understanding all round it will have a long and successful future. We would like to thank circuit owner Chris Meek for giving us the opportunity of re-establishing Mallory Park and also Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council for advice regarding noise issues and the community.”

In addition to preparing Mallory for the forthcoming season, Real Motorsport says it plans to stage a first race meeting in the spring, plus a programme of practice and track hire days.

Thanks to British Dealer News magazine for the info.