BARC Ltd are delighted to announce the purchase
of Mallory Park (Motorsport) Ltd. The acquisition of Mallory Park (Motorsport) Ltd will
entitle the BARC Ltd. to full operational rights of the superb Leicestershire circuit.
The former pony trekking site, bought by the late Clive Wormleaton, and converted into
a tarmac circuit in the 1950s, has largely retained its original concept and lay out
a fast, simple venue that provides spectacular motor racing. Because of this,
Mallory Park has seen most of the greatest names in motor sport, either on two or four
wheels. Such a great history and the undoubted potential of the venue have made the
Leicestershire circuit an obvious choice for the BARC.
The purchase of Mallory Park will take the clubs tally of circuits to three, the
BARC running both the Thruxton circuit since the late 1960s and Pembrey since the
The BARC Ltd. had been contemplating purchasing another circuit for sometime and to
acquire such a prestigious venue is great news for the Club.
There are no plans to make any major changes at Mallory, with all existing circuit
activities continuing under the new ownership. With a large amount of updating already
having taken place at the circuit, no other major work is planned at the circuit at
BARCs Chief Executive Dennis Carter "The acquistion of Mallory Park
(Motorsport) is a natural step for us as a company, fitting in very well with our existing
circuit based businesses at Thurxton and Pembrey. Mallory Park has been part of the core
of British Motorsport for many years, under the excellent guidance of the Overend family.
Our intentions are certainly not radical and the business will continue very much as
before bringing some of the best of events to the Leicestershire circuit."
A sentiment that was reciprocated by David Overend Mallory Parks managing
director. "I am delighted that agreement has been reached regarding the future of
Mallory Park. My family have been involved with the circuit for over thirty years, since
1984 as day-to-day operators. The decision to move on was not an easy one, but both Ron
and I are convinced that Mallory Park will prosper with the BARC and that the
circuits traditions and style will continue under their guidance."