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Mallory Park is a motor racing circuit situated in the village of Kirkby Mallory, just off the A47, between Leicester and Hinckley, in central England. Originally used for grass-track until 1955, a new, basically oval hard-surfaced course was constructed for 1956, with a later extension forming a loop with a hairpin bend.[1]

Mallory Park Circuit
Mallory Park track map.svg
The track today
LocationLeicestershire, UK
Coordinates52°35′55″N 1°20′16″W / 52.59861°N 1.33778°W / 52.59861; -1.33778Coordinates: 52°35′55″N 1°20′16″W / 52.59861°N 1.33778°W / 52.59861; -1.33778
Major eventsBSB, club meetings
Car Circuit
Length1.350 mi mi (2.173 km km)
Turns5
Race lap record37.92 (Nick Algar, Gould GR55, 2009, British Sprint Championship)
Oval Circuit
Length1.000 mi (1.609 km)
Turns4
Motorcycle Short Circuit
Length1.390 mi (2.237 km)
Turns8
Superbike Circuit
Length1.410 mi (2.269 km)
Turns11

With the car circuit measuring only 1.35 miles (2.173 km) it is amongst the shortest permanent race circuits in the UK. However, chicanes introduced to reduce speeds in motorcycle events mean that the Superbike Circuit is now slightly longer, at 1.41 miles (2.269 km). Shorter UK circuits are Lydden Hill, Brands Hatch Indy circuit, Scotland's Knockhill and Silverstone's diminutive Stowe circuit.

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The CircuitEdit

The circuit has a number of formations, founded on a basic one-mile oval, with the majority of configurations including the northerly extension to the tight, 180° Shaw's Hairpin. At the other end of the circuit lies the long right-hand Gerard's Bend. Gerard's is about a third of a mile long and turns through nearly 200°. It was named after local racing hero Bob Gerard, who opened the newly reconstructed circuit on 25 April 1956. Unusually, there are a number of large lakes occupying approximately half of the circuit infield. Despite its short length and Shaw's Hairpin, the tightest corner of any UK track, (other than the hairpin on Cadwell Park's short circuit,) Mallory is a fast circuit. To reduce speeds for motorcycle racing a pair of chicanes have been introduced, together with a revised exit to Gerard's. Edwina's was added toward the end of the straight following Gerard's, named after former managing director of the circuit Edwina Overend, and the Bus Stop Chicane on the descent to the sweeping left kink, the Devil's Elbow, a blind, downhill, off camber left-hander before the start–finish line on Kirkby Straight. In 2003 a new complex was added toward the end of Gerard's curve. This sequence of bends was designed to reduce speeds on entry to Edwina's, and to prevent motorcycles from colliding as they jockey for position into the chicane.[2]

Mallory Park does not have any true permanent garage facilities, although there are a handful of open garages in the pitlane.

HistoryEdit

Origins – 1950sEdit

 
Motorcycle riders passing through the John Cooper Esses, taking part in a circuit track day

The estate at Mallory Park has many historical connections, the oldest being the unique Anglo-Saxons defended moat which is now known as Kirkby Moats, while a Roman road passes through the estate. Fast forward to the 18th century, when in 1762, Sir Cleoberry Noel became Viscount Wentworth, the title descended on the distaff side. Lord Byron married into the Wentworth family and it is said on his visits to Mallory, he wrote beneath the shade of the Lebanon cedar tree which still stands in the grounds of Kirkby Hall. The last occupant of Kirkby Hall was Herbert Clarkson who died in 1941, when it was sold.

During the Second World War, the circuit started life Royal Air Force Station Kirkby Mallory, a standby landing ground (SLG) during WWII and closed in 1947. The hall was a large house which was demolished in 1952, leaving only the stable block and the coach house which now forms the circuit offices, workshops, hotel, pub and restaurant.

The estate of 300 acres was sold by auction in 1953 and was bought by a Mr. Moult of Derby who planned to have horse racing on the disused pony trotting track. Following the war, Mallory became a pony trotting circuit in the late 1940s, which defined the outline of the oval track still in use today. After the financial collapse of the equestrian club responsible for the circuit (Kirkby Mallory Racing Association), the track was hired by various motorcycle clubs for grass track motorcycle and motorcycle sidecar racing. For example, between September 1949 until 1954, the Leicester Query Motorcycle Club held grass track races. In 1955, the estate was purchased by Clive Wormleighton, under whose influence, the present tarmac was constructed at a cost of £60,000 in 1956. Upon completion of the building work, a circuit test was held on 26 April, when local Grand Prix driver Bob Gerard and Maurice Cann respectively conducted a Cooper-Bristol Formula Two car and a Moto Guzzi motorcycle around the track, Gerald managing an 81 mph lap.[3]

The very first race was held on 29 April, when the Leicester Query Club organised a motorcycle meeting. A large crowd in excess of 20,000 spectators attended the Grand Opening event on 13 May 1956. 248 riders arrived in Leicestershire for this meeting, which saw George Salter set the first lap record at a speed of 84.08 mph, riding a Norton bike. Cars first appeared at the Whit Monday meeting, in event being organised by Nottingham Sports Car Club. The first car race victory went to D. Rees in an Austin.[3]

 
A statue of Lotus Cars and Team Lotus founder Colin Chapman, at the Hairpin Gate into the Mallory Park motor racing circuit

Many famous racing stars have raced at Mallory over the years, indeed a young John Surtees raced against his father, Jack Surtees. While Jack was a successfully grass track racer at Mallory, John went on to be only World Champion on both two and four wheels.[3]

Famous competitors who have raced at Mallory, include John Surtees who won the first ‘Race of the Year’ in 1958. While, the 1960 race, saw Mike Hailwood win and set a new lap record of 89 mph. Both Hailwood and Surtees, along with Jim Clark and Colin Chapman are commemorated with Statues at the front gate. Around this time, Clive Wormleighton added the lakes, which were formed by adding the sluice gate across the Brook.[3][4]

1960sEdit

Clive Wormleighton continued to run the circuit very successfully until 1962 when ownership passed to Grovewood Securities in July, the previous owner remaining in a consultancy capacity until the end of September. Before this, on 11 June 1962 Mallory Park saw it first non-championship Formula One (International 2000 Guineas) race, won by John Surtees aboard a Lola Mk4 from the privately entered Lotuses of Jack Brabham and Graham Hill. Surtees was now a major race winner at Mallory on both 2 and 4 wheels.[3]

Over the next two years, a considerable amount of money was spent on Mallory with the building of new spectator stands and a new commentators’ press and timekeepers’ boxes. Further developments took place raising the standard of the track. Crowd grew and in 1962, over 50,000 people paid to see the Post TT International Motor Cycle meeting, when Mike Hailwood won, improving the lap record to 91.70 mph. This led to it Race of the Year and Sidecar race of the Year being sponsored by the Daily Mail. Under the control of Grovewood Securities, Mallory enjoyed its golden days in the 1960s and 1970s with some of the greatest names in motorsport competing there. Amongst these, a young Austrian who arrived for the Whit Sunday meeting in 1964, for his first race in England in a new Formula Two BrabhamJochen Rindt. He asked Denny Hulme if he could follow him round to learn the circuit and then proceeded to set fastest time in qualifying; despite being delayed in the race, he finished third behind the reigning World Champion, Jim Clark and his experienced team-mate Peter Arundell.[3][4]

1970sEdit

Throughout the Sixties and Seventies, the circuit hosted almost every major British car and bike championship. However, on occasions there were European Championship events. For example, 12 March 1972, saw FIA European Formula Two Championship, with Dave Morgan winning in his Reeves Racing Brabham-Ford BT35, from the future Ferrari pairing of Niki Lauda and Carlos Reutemann.

1970 saw Mallory used as a venue for cycle racing with the World road race championships being run on a road course starting and finishing at Mallory and incorporating the circuit (reversed) each lap. The professional event was won by ill-fated Belgian Jean-Pierre Monseré.[5]

Formula Two returned again 1973, this time Morgan could only finish third. The victor was Frenchman, Jean-Pierre Jarier in his works March-BMW 732. Second was Dave McConnell.

After a little over 20 years the owners of Mallory Park decided that enough was enough and offered the estate for sale; no doubt the expense of bringing Brands Hatch (which Grovewood also owned) up to current Grand Prix standards had some effort on the decision and the re-opening of Donington Park, which was only some 20 miles away, may have influenced the decision. Whatever the reasons, Mallory was once more on the market but, reportedly with a restriction in its future use for motor sport on its future use for motor racing, although planning permission had been obtained for the erection of 30 dwelling on the estate.[3]

Meanwhile, famously the Bay City Rollers tartan army played a concert during a BBC-organised 'Fun Day' on 18 May 1975, on a stage specifically constructed in the middle of the lake.[6]

1980s and onwardsEdit

 
A Lotus Elite cornering on a hairpin in November 2009.

Enter a very determined lady, Edwina Overend, who was the competitions secretary of the Midlands Centre of the British Racing and Sports Car Club (BRSCC). As the time passed and the 1982 season drew to its close, the expected cessation of racing at Mallory loomed large and various time wasters had come and gone, Overend approached Chris Meek with a view to his purchasing the estate. Meek was a well-known racing driver and businessman who effected the purchase late in 1982, and reopened the circuit on 29 May 1983, the first race of the new era being organised by the 750 Motor Club. There was no interruption to the programme and Mallory went from strength to strength, apart from a hiccup from in December 1985 when the local borough council served a Noise Nuisance Order which restricted use of the circuit to 40 days a year. On Sundays there is an absolute curfew and no racing engines must be run after 6 pm.[3]

Mallory Park has hosted all major motor racing formulae to be contested in post-war England – European Formula Two Championship, British Formula One Championship, Group 7 sport cars, European Formula 5000, British Formula Three Championship and British Saloon Car Championship. In the 1981 programme the name of Damon Hill appears as one of the ‘Ams’ in the Yamaha RD350 Pro-Am series.[3]

Annually in October, The Festival of Sidecars takes place. No solo machines compete, but sidecars of all categories are entered, including three-wheelers such as those made by the Morgan Motor Company.

From the mid-1990s, the BRSCC promoted EuroCars, V6 and V8 saloon-outline cars which had graduated from the stock car circuits. At Mallory Park, they ran anticlockwise on the oval circuit.[3]

RecordsEdit

 
A Lola T70 Spyder sports car, on test at Mallory Park, October 2007

The history of the 100 mph lap at the Leicestershire circuit is interesting; the first one was a long time coming, for it was not until 1966 that it finally happened when on 29 May, Denny Hulme took a Lola T70 round in 47.6sec at a speed of 102.10 mph. Two years later, Roy Pike established the first Formula Three 100 mph lap in a Titan, which he took round in 48sec (101.25 mph). With coming of the large capacity single-seater like the Formula 5000 and Formula One cars, the outright record continue to fall until, in 1979, Ricardo Zunino took an Arrows A1 round in 40.065sec at an incredible 121.32 mph. 22 years after the 100 mph late, Vincenzo Sospiri established the first such lap in a Formula Ford when he drove a Van Diemen RF88 at 100.41 mph in 48.44sec.[3]

By the end of the 20th Century, the outright lap record on the full circuit, which still stands to the credit of Johan Rajamäki, driving a Formula One Footwork-Judd FA13 in the BOSS Formula at 127.12 in 38.23secs. it was set on 5 May 1997.[3]

On the oval circuit, the record has stood since May 1995, the credit of a V6 Ford Mondeo Eurocar of Ian Fewings at 106.51 mph in 33.84sec.[3]

While on two wheels, the full lap record was set during the 2017 ‘Race of the year’ at 50.660s, at 97.86 MPH, by Bradley Ray abroad a 1000cc Suzuki.[7]

Motocross CircuitEdit

 
Antonio Cairoli, riding a FMI Yamaha YZ450F, winning the FIM MX2 round at Mallory Park 2008

Adjacent to the road course is a purpose-built motocross circuit which played host to the Grand Prix of Great Britain in 2008. The event was being organised by off-road promotions company RHL, who originally planned to use the former Grand Prix circuit at Foxhill, near Swindon, until it became apparent that the infrastructure at the Wiltshire venue would not be sufficient for such a high-profile event.

The event was seen as a success by fans, with over 30,000 fans in attendance over the weekend. However, the Grand Prix only returned once more in 2009.

The circuit has been unused since late 2013 and has fallen into disuse. Motocross activities ended due to noise concerns and, in the interests of improving relations with the local community, the new owners of the circuit have no plans to recommence Motocross.

Major Race ResultsEdit

British Grasstrack ChampionshipEdit

Year Class Winners Runner-up 3rd place
1951 500cc   ENG Dick Tolley   ENG Fred Wallis   ENG Albert Hull
350cc   ENG Syd Mintey   ENG Syd Mintey   ENG Nammon Baldwin
Right-hand Sidecars   ENG Cyril Smith & Wilf Wilstead   ENG Bill Boddice & Bill Storr   ENG W. Mares & ANOther
1953 500cc   ENG Austin Cresswell   ENG Len Bayliss   ENG Alf Hagon
350cc   ENG Syd Mintey   ENG Fred Wallis   ENG Alf Hagon
Right-hand Sidecars   ENG Derek Yorke & George Mason   ENG E. Davis & ANOther   ENG Charlie Freeman & J. Cheisnell
1954 500cc   ENG Alf Hagon   ENG Syd Mintey   ENG Martin Tatum
350cc   ENG Alf Hagon   ENG Syd Mintey   ENG Martin Tatum
Right-hand Sidecars   ENG Bill Evans & Ron Jones   ENG Brian Stonebridge & ANOther   ENG H. Carter & ANOther
  • Note: Bill who finished second in the 1951 Sidecars went on to complete many laps around Mallory in Road Racing. He is the father of Mick Boddice, the record breaking Isle of Man TT competitor.

Formula One Non-World Championship racesEdit

Year Race Driver Constructor
1962 International 2000 Guineas   John Surtees Lola- Climax Mk4
1978 1978 Sun Trophy   Geoff Lees Ensign-Cosworth N175
1978 Dave Lee Travis Trophy   Bruce Allison March-Cosworth 781
1979 1979 Sun Trophy   Rupert Keegan Arrows-Cosworth A1
1979 ATV Trophy   David Kennedy Wolf-Cosworth WR6
1980 1980 Sun Trophy   Emilio de Villota Williams-Cosworth FW07
1980 ATV Trophy   Emilio de Villota Williams-Cosworth FW07

International Formula Two ChampionshipEdit

Year Race Driver Car
1959 Nottingham S.C.C. Formula 2 Race   Tim Parnell Cooper-Climax T45
VIII B.R.S.C.C. Formula 2 Race   Tim Parnell Cooper-Climax T45
1964 Grovewood Trophy   Jim Clark Lotus-Cosworth 32
1967 Guards International Trophy   John Surtees Lola-Cosworth T100
1971 Speed International Trophy   Henri Pescarolo March-Cosworth 712M
1972 European Formula Two Championship Rd.1   Dave Morgan Brabham-Ford BT35
1973 European Formula Two Championship Rd.1   Jean-Pierre Jarier March-BMW 732

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European Formula 5000 ChampionshipEdit

The BRSCC's European Formula 5000 Championship, organised in the UK but taking in events across Europe, was first contested in 1969. The title sponsorship moved from Guards to Rothmans to Shellsport before the series let in F1, F2 and F. Atlantic cars for 1976.

 
The Interscope-liveried Lola T332 Formula 5000 car rounds the hairpin at Mallory Park, October 2009.
Year Race Driver Car
1969 Guards Formula 5000 Championship Rd.4   Peter Gethin McLaren-Chevrolet M10A
1970 Guards European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.8   Peter Gethin McLaren-Chevrolet M10B
1971 Rothmans European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.1   Mike Hailwood Surtees-Chevrolet TS8
Rothmans European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.7   Graham McRae McLaren-Chevrolet M10B
Rothmans European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.9   Mike Hailwood Surtees-Chevrolet TS8
1972 Rothmans European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.2   Alan Rollinson Lola-Chevrolet T300
Rothmans European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.9   Steve Thompson Surtees-Chevrolet TS8
1973 Rothmans European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.2   Graham McRae McRae-Chevrolet GM1
Rothmans European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.7   Keith Holland Trojan-Chevrolet T101
Rothmans European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.10   Brett Lunger Trojan-Chevrolet T101
1974 Rothmans European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.2   David Hobbs Lola-Chevrolet T330
Rothmans European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.11   Bob Evans Lola-Chevrolet T332
Rothmans European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.17   Guy Edwards Lola-Chevrolet T332
1975 Shellsport European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.9   Teddy Pilette Lola-Chevrolet T400
Shellsport European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.15   Teddy Pilette Lola-Chevrolet T400

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British Formula ThreeEdit

Year Race Driver Car
1964 Express & Star British Championship, Rd.1   John Taylor Cooper-BMC T72
BRSCC Championship, Rd.1   Rodney Bloor Brabham-Ford BT9
Express & Star British Championship, Rd.7   Jackie Stewart Cooper-BMC T72
XII B.A.R.C. Members' Meeting   Roger Mac Brabham-Ford Holbay BT6
BRSCC Championship, Rd.9   Chris Irwin Merlyn-Ford Holbay Mk7
Express & Star British Championship, Rd.10   Roger Mac Brabham-Ford Holbay BT6
Bob Gerard Trophy   Derek Bell Lotus -BMC 22
1965 BARC Midlands Trophy   Charles Crichton-Stuart Brabham-Ford Cosworth BT10
Coventry Cup   Tony Dean Brabham-Ford Cosworth BT15
Nottingham Trophy   Tony Dean Brabham-Ford Cosworth BT15
1966 Les Leston Championship, Rd. 2   Harry Stiller Brabham-Ford Cosworth BT16
Les Leston Championship, Rd. 4   Chris Lambert Brabham-Ford Cosworth BT15
Les Leston Championship, Rd. 7   Morris Nunn Lotus-Ford Cosworth 41
Les Leston Championship, Rd.10   Jackie Oliver Lotus-Ford Cosworth 41
Lakeside Trophy   Mike Walker Brabham-Ford Cosworth BT18
Les Leston Championship, Rd.15   Peter Gethin Brabham-Ford Cosworth BT18
1967 Les Leston Championship, Rd. 4   Alan Rollinson Brabham-Ford Holbay BT21
Nottingham Trophy   Morris Nunn Lotus-Ford Holbay 41
Les Leston Championship, Rd. 15   Peter Gaydon Brabham-Ford Cosworth-Holbay BT18
Les Leston Championship, Rd. 21   Harry Stiller Brabham-Ford Cosworth BT21
Les Leston Championship, Rd. 23   Peter Gaydon Brabham-Ford Cosworth-Holbay BT18
1968 Pitstop Trophy   Mike Keens Brabham-Ford Lucas BT21
Lombank Championship, Rd.7   Cyd Williams Brabham-Ford Lucas BT21
Nottingham Trophy   Tetsu Ikuzawa Brabham-Ford Felday BT21B
Total Cup   Cyd Williams Brabham-Ford Lucas BT21
Lombank Championship, Rd.19   Tetsu Ikuzawa Brabham-Ford Holbay BT21B
1969 Lombank Championship, Rd.1   Alan Rollinson Brabham-Ford Holbay BT21B
Easter Trophy   Alan Rollinson Brabham-Ford Holbay BT21B
Lombank Championship, Rd.7   Alan Rollinson Brabham-Ford Holbay BT21B
Guards 4,000 Guineas   Tetsu Ikuzawa Lotus-Ford Holbay 59
Lombank Championship, Rd.10   Roy Pike Lotus-Ford Holbay 59
Lombank Championship, Rd.12   Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford Holbay 59
Lombank Championship, Rd.15   Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford Holbay 59
Lombank Championship, Rd.16   Barrie Maskell Chevron-Ford Holbay B15
1970 Lombank Championship, Rd.2   Dave Walker Lotus-Ford Holbay 59
Lombank Championship, Rd.7   Bev Bond Lotus-Ford Holbay 59A
Lombank Championship, Rd.11   Dave Walker Lotus-Ford Holbay 59A
1971 North Central Lombank British F3 Championship, Rd.1   Roger Williamson March-Ford Vegantune69
MotorSport Shell Super Oil British Formula 3 Championship, Rd.3   Bev Bond Ensign-Ford Holbay LNF1
North Central Lombard Championship, Rd.9   Steve Thomspon Ensign-Ford Holbay LNF1
MotorSport Shell Super Oil British Formula 3 Championship, Rd.14   Dave Walker Lotus-Ford Holbay 69
North Central Lombard Championship, Rd.13   Jody Scheckter Merlyn-Ford Holbay Mk21
1972 Forward Trust British F3 Championship, Rd.1   Barrie Maskell Lotus-Ford Holbay 69
Shell Super Oil British F3 Championship, Rd.3   Tony Trimmer Lotus-Ford Novamotor 73
Shell Super Oil British F3 Championship, Rd.7   Colin Vandervell Ensign-Ford Vegantune LNF3
North Central Lombard Championship, Rd.8   Roger Williamson GRD-Ford Holbay 372
Shell Super Oil British F3 Championship, Rd.12   Tony Brise GRD-Ford Holbay 372
1973 John Player British F3 Championship, Rd.3   Alan Jones GRD-Ford Vegantune 373
Forward Trust British F3 Championship, Rd.3   Ian Taylor March-Ford Holbay 733
North Central Lombard British F3 Championship, Rd.7   Brian Henton GRD-Ford Holbay 373
North Central Lombard British F3 Championship, Rd.9   Tony Brise March-Ford Holbay 733
John Player British F3 Championship, Rd.13   Mike Wilds March-Ford Holbay 733
1974 Lombard North Central British F3 Championship, Rd.4   Tony Rouff GRD-Ford Vegantune 373
Lombard North Central British F3 Championship, Rd.10   Tony Rouff GRD-Ford Vegantune 373
1976 Hollies Trophy   Richard Hawkins Ehrlich-Toyota Vegantune ES5/6
BP Super Visco British Formula 3 Championship, Rd.9   Rupert Keegan Chevron-Toyota Novamotor B34
Griffin Golden Helmet Trophy   Stephen South March-Toyota Novamotor 763
1977 B.R.S.C.C. Trophy   Stephen South March-Toyota Novamotor 763
BP Super Visco British Formula 3 Championship, Rd.14   Derek Daly Chevron-Toyota Novamotor B38
1978 BP British Formula 3 Championship, Rd.7   Nelson Piquet Ralt-Toyota Novamotor RT1
Vandervell British Formula 3 Championship, Rd.5   Derek Warwick Ralt-Toyota Novamotor RT1
BP British Formula 3 Championship, Rd.16   Rob Wilson Ralt-Toyota Novamotor RT1
1979 Vandervell British Formula 3 Championship, Rd.15   Chico Serra March-Toyota Novamotor 793
1980 Vandervell British Formula 3 Championship, Rd.17   Stefan Johansson Ralt-Toyota Novamotor RT3
1981 Marlboro British Formula 3 Championship, Rd.4   Jonathan Palmer Ralt-Toyota Mader RT3/81
Marlboro British Formula 3 Championship, Rd.14   Roberto Moreno Ralt-Toyota Novamotor RT3/81
1982 Marlboro British Formula 3 Championship, Rd.5   Tommy Byrne Ralt-Toyota Hesketh RT3C/81
Marlboro British Formula 3 Championship, Rd.12   Enrique Mansilla Ralt-Toyota Novamotor RT3D/82

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British Touring Car ChampionshipEdit

Year Race Driver Car
1958 BRSCC British Saloon Car Championship, Rd.3 Class A   John Sprinzel Austin A35
Classes B, C & D   Gawaine Baillie Jaguar 3.4 Litre
1960 Supa Tura British Saloon Car Championship, Rd.3 1000cc only   Doc Shepherd Austin A40 Farina
1963 non-championship race Class A   Paddy Hopkirk Mini Cooper S
1967 British Saloon Car Championship, Rd.5 Classes A & B   John Rhodes Mini Cooper S
Classes C & D   Frank Gardner Ford Falcon Sprint
1968 British Saloon Car Championship, Rd.5 Classes A & B   John Fitzpatrick Ford Escort 1300 GT
Classes C & D   Brian Muir Ford Falcon Sprint
1969 British Saloon Car Championship, Rd.7 Classes A & B   Gordon Spice Morris Mini Cooper S
Classes C & D   Rod Mansfield Ford Escort Twin Cam
1971 non-championship race   Graham Birrell Ford Escort Twin Cam
British Saloon Car Championship, Rd.11 Classes C & D   Brian Muir Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Classes A & B   Jon Mowatt Mini Cooper S
1972 British Saloon Car Championship, Rd.9 Classes A & B   Jonathan Buncombe BMC Mini Cooper S
Classes C & D   Brian Muir Ford Capri RS2600
1974 Castrol Anniversary British Saloon Car Championship, Rd.1 Classes A & B   Andy Rouse Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Classes C & D   Stuart Graham Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Mk2
1975 British Saloon Car Championship, Rd.1 Classes A & B   Andy Rouse Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Classes C & D   Richard Lloyd Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Mk2
British Saloon Car Championship, Rd.9 Classes A & B   Andy Rouse Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Classes C & D   Stuart Graham Chevrolet Camaro Z28 MK2
1976 British Saloon Car Championship, Rd.8 Classes A & B   Win Percy Toyota Celica GT
Classes C & D   Tom Walkinshaw Ford Capri II 3.0
1978 Tricentrol British Saloon Car Championship, Rd. 7 Classes A & B   Richard Lloyd Volkswagen Golf GTI
Classes C & D   Gordon Spice Ford Capri III 3.0S
1979 British Saloon Car Championship, Rd. 7 Classes A & B   Win Percy Toyota Celica GT
Classes C & D   Colin Vandervell Ford Capri III 3.0S
1980 Tricentrol British Saloon Car Championship, Rd. 1 Classes A & B   John Morris Volkswagen Scirocco GTI
Classes C & D   Andy Rouse Ford Capri III 3.0S
Tricentrol British Saloon Car Championship, Rd. 7 Classes A & B   Tony Lanfranchi Audi 80 GLE
Classes C & D   Gordon Spice Ford Capri III 3.0S
1981 Tricentrol British Saloon Car Championship, Rd. 1 Classes A & B   John Morris Volkswagen Golf GTI
Classes C & D   Andy Rouse Ford Capri III 3.0S
1982 Tricentrol RAC British Saloon Car Championship, Rd. 2 Classes A & B   Jeff Allam Rover 3500 S
Classes C & D   Win Percy Toyota Corolla GT

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British Superbike ChampionshipEdit

Year Race Rider Manufacturer
1987 1987 ACU Shell Oils Superbike Championship Rd.5   Mark Phillips 500cc Suzuki
1988 1988 ACU Shell Oils TT F1 British Championship Rd.5   Darren Dixon 500cc Suzuki RG500
1988 ACU Shell Oils TT F1 British Championship Rd.7   Trevor Nation 600cc Norton RCW 588
1989 1989 Shell Oils ACU Supercup, Superbikes Rd.4   Brian Morrison 750cc Honda RC30
1989 Shell Oils ACU Supercup, 750cc TT Formula 1 Rd.4   Terry Rymer 750cc Yamaha 0W01
1990 1990 Shell Supercup/ACU British Championship, 750cc TT F1 Rd.8   Terry Rymer 750cc Yamaha 0W01
1991 1991 Shell Supercup/ACU British Championship, 750cc TT F1 Rd.11   Jamie Whitham 750cc Suzuki GSX-R750
1991 Shell Supercup/ACU British Championship, 750cc TT F1 Rd.12   Jamie Whitham 750cc Suzuki GSX-R750
1992 1992 Motor Cycle News Supercup/ACU British Championship, 750cc Rd.3   John Reynolds 750cc Kawasaki ZXR750R
1992 Motor Cycle News Supercup/ACU British Championship, 750cc Rd.4   John Reynolds 750cc Kawasaki ZXR750R
1992 Motor Cycle News TT Superbike Challenge Rd.9   John Reynolds 750cc Kawasaki ZXR750R
1992 Motor Cycle News TT Superbike Challenge Rd.10   John Reynolds 750cc Kawasaki ZXR750R
1992 Motor Cycle News Supercup/ACU British Championship, 750cc Challenge Rd.19   John Reynolds 750cc Kawasaki ZXR750R
1992 Motor Cycle News Supercup/ACU British Championship, 750cc Challenge Rd.20   John Reynolds 750cc Kawasaki ZXR750R
1993 1993 ACU TT Superbike British Championship Rd.3   Jamie Whitham 750cc Yamaha
1993 ACU TT Superbike British Championship Rd.4   Jamie Whitham 750cc Yamaha
1993 HEAT TT Superbike Supercup Rd.11   Jim Moodie 588cc Norton RFI 588
1993 HEAT TT Superbike Supercup Rd.12   Jim Moodie 588cc Norton RFI 588
1994 1994 HEAT TT Superbike Supercup Rd.3   Mark Farmer 750cc Yamaha
1994 HEAT TT Superbike Supercup Rd.4   Mark Farmer 750cc Yamaha
1995 1995 British Superbike Supercup Rd.3   Jamie Whitham 916cc Ducati 916
1995 British Superbike Supercup Rd.4   Jamie Whitham 916cc Ducati 916
1996 1996 British Superbike Championship Rd.15   Jamie Whitham 750cc Yamaha YZF750
1996 British Superbike Championship Rd.16   Jamie Whitham 750cc Yamaha YZF750
1997 1997 British Superbike Championship Rd.13   Niall Mackenzie 750cc Yamaha YZF750
1997 British Superbike Championship Rd.14   Niall Mackenzie 750cc Yamaha YZF750
1997 British Superbike Championship Rd.15   Iain MacPherson 750cc Kawasaki ZX-7RR
1997 British Superbike Championship Rd.16   Niall Mackenzie 750cc Yamaha YZF750
1998 1998 British Superbike Championship Rd.15   Matt Llewellyn 916cc Ducati 916
1998 British Superbike Championship Rd.16   Chris Walker 750cc Kawasaki ZX-7RR
1999 1999 British Superbike Championship Rd.17   James Haydon 750cc Suzuki GSX-R750
1999 British Superbike Championship Rd.18   John Reynolds 996cc Ducati 996
2000 2000 British Superbike Championship Rd.19   Neil Hodgson 996cc Ducati 996
2000 British Superbike Championship Rd.20   Chris Walker 750cc Suzuki GSX-R750
2001 2001 British Superbike Championship Rd.21   John Reynolds 996cc Ducati 996 RS
2001 British Superbike Championship Rd.22   Steve Hislop 996cc Ducati 996 RS
2002 2002 British Superbike Championship Rd.23   Steve Plater 749cc Yamaha YZF-R7
2002 British Superbike Championship Rd.24   Michael Rutter 998cc Ducati 998 RS
2004 2004 British Superbike Championship Rd.17   John Reynolds 999cc Suzuki GSX-R1000
2004 British Superbike Championship Rd.18   Scott Smart 998cc Kawasaki ZX-10R
2005 2005 British Superbike Championship Rd.5   Michael Rutter 999cc Honda CBR1000RR
2005 British Superbike Championship Rd.6   Michael Rutter 999cc Honda CBR1000RR
2006 2006 British Superbike Championship Rd.9   Ryuichi Kiyonari 999cc Honda CBR1000RR
2006 British Superbike Championship Rd.10   Gregorio Lavilla 999cc Ducati 999 F04
2007 2007 British Superbike Championship Rd.17   Shane Byrne 999cc Honda CBR1000RR
2007 British Superbike Championship Rd.18   Ryuichi Kiyonari 999cc Honda CBR1000RR
2008 2008 British Superbike Championship Rd.11   Shane Byrne 1099cc Ducati 1098R
2008 British Superbike Championship Rd.12   Michael Rutter 1099cc Ducati 1098R
2009 2009 British Superbike Championship Rd.13   James Ellison 999cc Yamaha YZF-R1
2009 British Superbike Championship Rd.14   Leon Camier 999cc Yamaha YZF-R1
2010 2010 British Superbike Championship Rd.9   Ryuichi Kiyonari 999cc Honda CBR1000RR
2010 British Superbike Championship Rd.10   Ryuichi Kiyonari 999cc Honda CBR1000RR

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"Race of the Year" (Motorcycles)Edit

Year Race Rider Manufacturer
1958 Race of the Year   John Surtees 500cc MV Agusta
1959 Race of the Year   Bob McIntyre 500cc Norton
1960 Race of the Year   Mike Hailwood 500cc Norton
1961 Race of the Year   Gary Hocking 500cc MV Agusta
1962 Race of the Year   Derek Minter 500cc Norton
1963 Race of the Year   Mike Hailwood 500cc MV Agusta
1964 Race of the Year   Mike Hailwood 500cc MV Agusta
1965 Race of the Year   John Cooper 500cc Norton
1966 Race of the Year   Giacomo Agostini 500cc MV Agusta
1967 Race of the Year   Mike Hailwood 297cc Honda
1968 Race of the Year   Mike Hailwood 297cc Honda
1969 Race of the Year   Giacomo Agostini 500cc MV Agusta
1970 Race of the Year   John Cooper 350cc Yamsel
1971 Race of the Year   John Cooper 750cc BSA
1972 Race of the Year   Jarno Saarinen 350cc Yamaha
1973 Race of the Year   Phil Read 500cc MV Agusta
1974 Race of the Year   Barry Sheene 750cc Suzuki
1975 Race of the Year   Barry Sheene 750cc Suzuki
1976 Race of the Year   Steve Baker 750cc Yamaha
1977 Race of the Year   Pat Hennen 653cc Suzuki
1978 Race of the Year   Barry Sheene 500cc Suzuki
1979 Race of the Year   Kenny Roberts 500cc Yamaha
1980 Race of the Year   Randy Mamola 500cc Suzuki
1981 Race of the Year   Graeme Crosby 500cc Suzuki
1986 Race of the Year   Roger Marshall 500cc Honda
1987 Race of the Year   Roger Marshall 1100cc Suzuki
1988 Race of the Year   Jamie Whitham 750cc Suzuki
1989 Race of the Year   Terry Rymer 750cc Yamaha
1990 Race of the Year   Terry Rymer 750cc Yamaha
1991 Race of the Year   Rob McElnea 750cc Yamaha
1992 Race of the Year   John Reynolds 750cc Kawasaki
1994 Race of the Year   Matt Llewellyn 926cc Ducati
1995 Race of the Year   Chris Walker 250cc Honda
1996 Race of the Year   Ray Stringer 750cc Kawasaki
1997 Race of the Year   Jason Vincent 500cc Honda
1998 Race of the Year   Chris Walker 750cc Kawasaki
1999 Race of the Year   Jason Vincent 500cc Honda
2000 Race of the Year   Steve Plater 750cc Kawasaki
2001 Race of the Year   Michael Rutter 750cc Kawasaki
2002 Race of the Year   Glen Richards 750cc Kawasaki
2003 Race of the Year   Michael Rutter 998cc Ducati
2004 Race of the Year   John Reynolds 1000cc Suzuki
2005 Race of the Year   Glen Richards 1000cc Kawasaki
2006 Race of the Year   Chris Walker 1000cc Suzuki
2007 Race of the Year   Cal Crutchlow 1000cc Suzuki
2008 Race of the Year   Tom Sykes 1000cc Suzuki
2011 Race of the Year   Sam Lowes 1000cc Honda
2014 Race of the Year   John Ingram 1000cc Kawasaki
2016 Race of the Year   Taylor Mackenzie 1000cc BMW
2017 Race of the Year   Bradley Ray 1000cc Suzuki
2018 Race of the Year   Richard Cooper 1000cc Suzuki

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FIM Motocross World ChampionshipEdit

 
Tanel Leok in Grand Prix of Great Britain, followed by David Philippaerts
Year Race Rider Manufacturer
2008 Grand Prix of Great Britain MX1   Jonathan Barragán KTM
Grand Prix of Great Britain MX2   Antonio Cairoli Yamaha
2009 Grand Prix of Great Britain MX1   David Philippaerts Yamaha
Grand Prix of Great Britain MX2   Marvin Musquin KTM

Further readingEdit

  • Gareth Rogers. Mallory Park: 50 Years at the Friendly Circuit. The History Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0752438511.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Britain's Top Circuits, race circuit guide, 1966 hard copy (free supplement with Motor Cycle), Accessed 2015-05-02
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 March 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Peter Swinger, "Motor Racing Circuits in England : Then & Now" (Ian Allan Publishing, ISBN 0 7110 3104 5, 2008)
  4. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 February 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Extract from live TV coverage
  6. ^ Radio Rewind - BBC Radio 1 Shows - Fun Days
  7. ^ https://www.ukclubsport.com/ray-destroys-lap-record-race-of-the-year-title/
  8. ^ http://www.formula2.net/index.html
  9. ^ http://www.oldracingcars/results/racelist.php?CategoryID=F5[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 March 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ http://www.oldracingcars.com/f3/
  12. ^ fr:Chammpionat britiannique des voitures de tourism
  13. ^ http://www.f1network.net/main/s180/st68599.htm
  14. ^ http://website.lineone.net/~mouser/motorsport/2003/british-superbike/british-superbikes.htm
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 March 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 August 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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