New operators found for Mallory Park

The future for Mallory Park is looking hopeful as Buildbase BMW team boss steps up

DESPITE the uncertainty regarding the closure of Mallory Park, Buildbase BMW British Superbike team boss Stuart Hicken and former racer Eddie Roberts have taken over as operators of the circuit. 

Due to a series of problems regarding agreed noise regulations, the previous operators Mallory Park Motorsport Ltd announced they had gone into administration.  

Hicken owns the Buildbase BMW British Superbike team, but initially started racing in the late 1960’s before managing successful racing teams and eventually setting up his own team Hawk Racing. 

Roberts' racing career spanned over twenty years including events such as the infamous Isle of Man TT. Roberts now owns Complog, a leading worldwide retailer of motorcycle tyres which also supplies the British Superbike Championship.

Hicken and Roberts have formed a jointly owned company known as Real Motorsport Limited where they will hopefully continue to run the circuit on a day-to-day basis. 

A statement has been released on behalf of both Hicken and Roberts: "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.

"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." 

A programme is yet to be agreed however, the first race meeting will hopefully be staged in the spring, as well as practice and track hire days to be scheduled.