Following on from our reports on the difficulties experienced by Mallory Park circuit in Leicestershire there is fantastic news. They are under new operators Real Motorsport Ltd. Even better news is that the new owners are not housing developers but highly successful racers and business people in their own right.
Real Motorsport is headed up by two leading names in Motorsport:
Stuart Hicken who owns the successful Buildbase BMW Motorrad BSB team. A former racer at Mallory Park and has run successful racing teams for others before setting up his own Hawk Racing squad.
Eddie Roberts. Another former racer at Mallory and owner of Competition Logistics. Complog supplies BSB with tyres and is a top retailer of grippy hoops.
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".
The councils response used carefully chosen words and the tone was was less enthusiastic – displaying the uphill struggle Mallory park operators will face…
Steve Atkinson, council chief executive, said: "I view this development with guarded optimism. The council had been working towards a compromise with the administrator and will continue to this end with the new operator. We have had one preliminary meeting with them a couple of weeks ago, but did not make any agreement on future use. However, I was encouraged by the manner in which they approached that discussion and the way in which they said they want to work with the local residents. Arrangements are being made for a meeting with the new operator and communications with village residents and village representatives will open as soon as that can be arranged. I hope that operations at the track can recommence in the spring of 2014".
The previous "operating company" went into administration after well documented problems with noise regulations.
Up beat new owners Stuart and Eddie commented "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."
Real Motorsport are now busy getting plans in place for 2014. They are keen to get race meetings, trackdays and test days up and running.
Trackdays.co.uk wishes them the best of luck and looks forward to listing events to get people back at the friendly circuit!