Mallory Park is one of the smallest racing circuits in Britain. It is located in Kirkby, a small village in between Leicester and Hinckley in the East Midlands. The shape of the circuit is oval, which is all thanks to the pony trotting circuit that existed in its place in the 1940s AD. After the equestrian club that owned the pony circuit went bankrupt at the end of the 40s, it was frequently hired by the Leicester Query Motorcycle Club to hold grass track races. This was in between 1949-55 AD, where in 1955 AD it was bought by Clive Wormleighton to be made into a permanent track.
The first Grand Prix driver to test the new founded track was Bob Gerard, a local to Leicestershire who took onto the track on April 26th 1955 AD managing a 81 mph lap. The first official race on the track followed only 3 days later on the 29th of April, which was a motorcycle meet. The first car to hit the track was not until later, when Nottingham Sports Car Club organised the White Monday meeting event. This race was won by a Mr. D. Rees in an Austin Martin.
Kirkby is east of Leicester city. To get to Mallory Park, you want to take the A47 Hinckley Road heading east. Turn right on Dan’s lane, then left onto Peckleton Common where you will find Mallory Park at the end of this road. There is ample parking at Mallory Park, in addition to park’n’view facilities.
Going out of town, you really want to be prepared for an eventful day that might leave you stranded and hungry. Just a scroll up, you will find an extensive list of all the best restaurants near Mallory Park. All the places to eat near Mallory Park are within a 15 mile radius. It is merely a short journey away to some great flavours to satisfy your palate.
Did you know having a circuit of 1.35 meters long makes Mallory Park officially the shortest permanent race circuit in the UK?