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Motorbikestoday   Track Guide
Mallory Park
A simple circuit, yet one that offers a variety of bends to test the handling to the full.
address:
Mallory Park Circuit
Kirkby Mallory
Leicestershire LE9 7QE
tel:
 01455-842931
fax:
01455-848289 
website:
www.malllorypark.co.uk 
contact:
David Overend  
e-mail:
info@mallorypark.co.uk
opening times:
 0900-1800
circuit length:
1.35 miles  

How to get There

from the south:
from J2 of the M6 take the M69 north and then exit at J1 to Hinkley. Follow the brown circuit signs and take the A5 and the 47 to the circuit.
from the north:
leave the M1 at J21 and take the M69 south. Exit at J1 to Hinkley and follow the route as above. Alternatively, you could leave the M1 at J23 and then head west on the A512 towards Ashby-de-la-Zouch before turning left onto the A447 and heading south through Ibstock and following the brown signs to the circuit.
from the east:
head towards Leicester and pick up the A6 around the south of the town to the M1 at J21. From here take the M69 south, leaving at J1 to Hinkley. Follow the brown circuit signs and take the A5 and the 47 to the circuit.
from the west:
pick up the A5 to Hinkley, and then take the A47 through the town centre and follow the brown signs to the circuit.

Facilities

paddock:
Large, poorly surfaced tarmac that slopes away from the start/finish straight towards the lake. Some power points are available.
garages:
Half a dozen or so, some with power, at the exit of the assembly area
fuel:
Leaded and unleaded available in the paddock
catering:
Licensed paddock restaurant

 

History

The Mallory Park Estate goes all the way back to Anglo-Saxon times, although the circuit only originated in 1956 as a privately built trotting track. The layout of the circuit is pretty much unchanged from those early days, although the Bus Stop Chicane was first added for bike races in the Eighties to slow down the entry into the Devils Elbow, and in 2003 Edwina's was added to slow the entry into the Lake Esses.

Trackday Operators
name
tel:
website
Suzuki Performance Riding School 01455-251800 www.raceschool.net
Hot Trax 01908-330445 www.hottrax.co.uk
Speed Freak 01625-859969 www.speedfreaktrackdays.com
100% Bikes 08708-722532 www.100pc.co.uk
Track Time Promotions 01386-423555 www.tracktimepromotions.co.uk
No Limits 07000-600750 www.nolimitstrackdays.com
Where to Stay
name
tel:
distance from circuit
Kirkby Lodge B&B, Kirkby Mallory 01455-292089 1 mile
Highcross Guest House, Hinkley 01455-220840 4 miles
Victoria Guest House, Hinkley 01455-631227 6 miles
Arbor Guest House, Croft 01455-283013 5 miles
The Charnwood Hotel, Narborough 0116-286 2218 5 miles
Comfort Inn, Hinkley North 01455-840011 2 miles
Bosworth Firs B&B, Market Bosworth 01455-290727 3 miles
Badgers Mount Guest House, Elmesthorpe 01455-848161 4 miles
The Almshouse, Sutton Cheney 01455-891050 2 miles
Woodside Farm Guest House, Stapleton 01455-291929 2 miles

A Lap of The Circuit

Come out of the pit area and you are almost immediately into the first corner. Gerrards is the longest and fastest corner in the UK. If you are a knee-down sort of person then this is a good place to do it. There isn’t one particular line, but a good tip is to make it into two apexes. It’s very fast and does require some nerve to get right. Then there’s a short straight before Edwinas – a new chicane built to improve safety and ironically the scene of many crashes since. Be careful, because not only is it easy to lose the front braking for it, especially as you’ll need to lose about 80mph to get through after Gerrards, but it’s easy to highside on the exit as well.

You have been warned!

Assuming you stayed on, the next corner is the Dunlop Esses. Very straightforward and again very quick. Possibly even quicker than before now that Edwina’s has opened out the entry. Don’t go through too fast, though, because about 50m later you hit The Hairpin. 1st gear, 20mph or so. Again, watch the highside on exit and beware of people either trying to stuff it up the middle and tee-boning you as you turn in, or else running wide and then cutting in on you. Courtesy is essential here or there will be tears before bed-time. Next comes the Bus-Stop. Another contrived and irritating little chicane intended to slow bikes down. Again, watch your knees on the very tall kerbs.

The Devil’s Elbow is an unforgiving bend with very little runoff but it has been largely tamed now by the preceding chicane. Use all the track and enjoy the start finish straight leading you back into Gerrards for another lap.




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