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
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.
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