Mallory Park’s car racing schedule down to four events for the new season due to club calendar clashes
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.”
BARC will still visit