Mal­lory Park’s car rac­ing sched­ule down to four events for the new sea­son due to club cal­en­dar clashes

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Mal­lory Park’s car rac­ing sched­ule has dropped from six events to four for 2017.

The venue, which has been run by the Real Mo­tor­sports group since 2013, played host to five vis­it­ing clubs and hosted six car rac­ing events last year, with Oc­to­ber’s sched­uled Star of Mal­lory FF1600 can­celled due to a lack of en­tries.

That has been re­duced to three vis­it­ing clubs for 2017, with nei­ther the 750 Mo­tor Club nor the MG Car Club re­turn­ing for meet­ings due to cal­en­dar clashes.

“We couldn’t find a suit­able date with the 750 Mo­tor Club,” said Real Mo­tor­sport events man­ager Natalie Hansard. “It wasn’t that they weren’t keen to come; we tried lots of dif­fer­ent week­ends and be­tween us it was quite late in the year when we were try­ing to do so.

“Our cal­en­dar [spa­ces] have been in such de­mand this year, it was nigh on full this time last year so it was dif­fi­cult just to find a date with them.

“I spoke to John [Hutchin­son] from the MG Car Club at the Au­tosport Show and they’ve been here the last few years, so they’ve just changed the cal­en­dar for this year but should be back next year.”

She added the 2017 cal­en­dar did not mark a shift away from car rac­ing meet­ings at the venue. “This year it’s slightly more im­bal­anced and we’d love to have more car rac­ing meet­ings on the cal­en­dar. But on the other side of the coin, we’ve at­tracted two very big mo­tor­bike clubs back this year that haven’t been here since we took over the cir­cuit.

“It was a mas­sive coup for us to get them back and just shows that Mal­lory is go­ing in the right di­rec­tion.”

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