BARC Release Mallory Park Statement


Mallory Park logo (Credit: British Automobile Racing Club)

The British Automobile Racing Club have today released a statement on their future involvement with the Mallory Park Circuit.

The future of the Leicestershire-based circuit has been in severe doubt recently due to an on-going row over noise nuisance with the circuit’s local community.

The company that operates the circuit on behalf of the BARC, Mallory Park Motorsport Limited, were put into administration at the end of September, and further discussions between the BARC, the landowner, Titan Properties, and Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council have not been fruitful.

The BARC have said:

“The BARC announces today with considerable regret that it believes it has now exhausted all discussions with the administrator in respect of Mallory Park. The BARC has been informed that the Landlord, Titan Properties, will not reduce the rent by half as widely previously publicised and in fact will only offer terms for the next twelve months without any commitment towards necessary capital expenditure on track works moving forward.

“The BARC has also been informed that any possible future agreement from Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council is subject to certain caveats moving forward although we have not seen definitive terms. Clearly the BARC is committed, as it has been over the previous months, to continue operating Motor Sport at Mallory Park, but is not in a position to do so with continuing uncertainty in respect of contractual arrangements with Titan Properties and HBBC.

“Therefore under these circumstances the BARC has come to the conclusion it is unable to pursue any future involvement with the Mallory Park Circuit.”

 

  • Sandra Tomlin

    What a great shame……a brilliant venue and the starting place for many club racers. How short sighted of HBBC … I wonder how many council tax residents in the area are employed directly or indirectly in the local motor-sport industry….it would be very sad if their careers were in jeopardy.

  • diveruk

    One of course hopes that the local council refuse planning permission when a request, that will eventually comes in buy the land owners to build many hundreds of family dwellings, and this will be refused on same grounds of noise and environmental concerns.

    Sad also for the local businesses and trades who will now loose out due to others greed and selfishness. . Some times you know, the community needs to come first.