In the heart of the Leicestershire countryside sits Mallory Park, known as the ‘Friendly Circuit’ for its more than helpful staff and a cafe that has acquired almost legendary status among trackside catering – it really is that good!
Coupled with the very pretty lakes in the infield and the sloping green, natural ampitheatre you’d could almost think the 1.3m circuit might be a little on the genteel side. Once out on the track you soon discover you’ve been lulled into a false sense of security because Mallory is fast, so much so that a couple of chicanes have had to be added to slow the bikes down. Although on the short side, and therefore relatively easy to learn, a lap involves some intense action with quick straights, heavy braking and the amazing fast, seemingly endless Gerrards bend. In contrast, Shaws Hairpin is ultra tight and a real skill test.
The paddock is in the centre of the circuit with a limited number of garages – if you want to be guaranteed power a generator is a good idea. Spectators can get a great view all around the circuit, and access over the track is via a footbridge once the bikes are out. It may not be as grand as some other circuits but Mallory is guaranteed to make you smile.
Circuit length: 1.3m
Petrol: On site
Pit garages: Yes – limited number – Electricity is charged by the circuit at £5.00 per socket
Catering: Lakeside Diner on site
Noise Level: 103 dB weekdays and weekends –
Animals: Not permitted on site.