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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:35 pm

Bit of bad news!
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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 attaching 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. Regrettably, however, this arrangement was placed under scrutiny by local residents some of whom were new to the village, who made representations to HBBC to apply the rigid interpretation of the 1985 Notice.
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PostPost by: elansprint » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:02 pm

John sad news indeed i think the circuit is owned by Lotus & Ginetta racer Chris Meek what is a matter with these NIMBY's if you do not want noise dont buy a house next to a B----Y Race track it is simple end of rant
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PostPost by: Maulden7 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:32 pm

It could indeed be sad, but please read all the article & not just the short part that has been posted.

Undoubtedly there is some nimbyism involved here, but the managment of the circuit have not helped themselves by breaching the previous agreements on a number of occasions.

The objections were tested in court & upheld.

The circuit is owned by a property company called Titan Properties Ltd, in which Chris Meek appears to have an interest.

Edit - see :-

http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default ... ryId=28548

There is a link to an epetition if you want to help

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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:22 pm

Regardless of the rights and wrongs, perceived or otherwise, it is indeed sad to see the demise of a circuit where some great racing has taken place.

It may not be the prettiest circuit, it may not be the most demanding and it certainly was not the most glamorous but it I enjoyed spectating there, wondering around a great bit of my home county.

What will happen to the statues?

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PostPost by: AHM » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:12 pm

Buy a cheap house next to a motor racing circuit
complain about the noise to get it shut.
Double your house price.

Complain about the lack of jobs, amenities, things for young people to do.
Get government grants.

campaign to get the area redeveloped.
It gets turned into a Tesco and DIY store plus a few 'Restaurants'

Get out of bed at lunchtime on Sunday, get cheap booze from Tesco,
make a hell of a racket doing DIY and mowing lawn
order a take-away
watch the grand prix on television.

It is the newcomers that complain - If you don't like noise don't buy a house next to a motor racing circuit, motorway, railway, airport, football stadium - that is why your house is cheap!
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PostPost by: AHM » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:18 pm

Just a thought.

We have a decaying electricity infrastructure - Need to build more power stations - Nuclear is the only sensible option...

What a great location!
And not many local residents to complain about it!

... or a freight distribution centre for HS2..... The years of uncertainty - That'll learn 'em.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:49 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW OPERATORS FOR

MALLORY PARK

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.



Stuart is owner of the Buildbase BMW Motorrad UK British Superbike Team. He started racing in the late 1960s, then managed successful racing teams for others, before setting up his own Hawk Racing squad. Stuart's career also included several years at Mallory Park.



The previous operating company went into administration, after a series of problems associated with the contravening of agreed noise regulations.

Both men 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 & Bosworth Borough Council for advice regarding noise issues and the community".



The pair will now start a programme of works to get the circuit into shape for the forthcoming season and plan to stage their first race meeting in the spring, together with a programme of practice and track hire days.



For further information, please contact Mallory Park, tel 01455 842931

(email & website details to follow).
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:00 pm

Sounds like good news!
I hope that they get all of the support they need from the likes of VSCC & HSCC etc. etc. to make it work.

Cheers
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