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]

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.

The Circuit

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.

History

Origins – 1950s

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 , while a Roman road passes through the estate. Fast forward to the 18th century, when in 1762, Sir 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 . The last occupant of Kirkby Hall was who died in 1941, when it was sold.

During the Second World War, the circuit started life as Royal Air Force Kirkby Mallory, a satellite landing ground (SLG) 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 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 set the first lap record at a speed of 84.08 mph, riding a Norton bike. Cars first appeared at the Whit Monday meeting,the event being organised by Peter Fulke Greville of the . 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, . 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]

1960s

Clive Wormleighton continued to run the circuit very successfully until 1962 when ownership passed to 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 Peter Fulke Greville, 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]

1970s

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 .

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 onwards

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 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]

Records

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, 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 , 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 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 Circuit

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 Results

British Grasstrack Championship

Year Class Winners Runner-up 3rd place
1951 500cc  ENG  ENG  ENG Albert Hull
350cc  ENG  ENG  ENG
Right-hand Sidecars  ENG Cyril Smith &  ENG &  ENG & ANOther
1953 500cc  ENG  ENG  ENG Alf Hagon
350cc  ENG  ENG  ENG Alf Hagon
Right-hand Sidecars  ENG & George Mason  ENG &  ENG Charlie Freeman &
1954 500cc  ENG Alf Hagon  ENG  ENG
350cc  ENG Alf Hagon  ENG  ENG
Right-hand Sidecars  ENG Bill Evans &  ENG Brian Stonebridge &  ENG &
  • 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 , the record breaking Isle of Man TT competitor.

Formula One Non-World Championship races

Year Race Driver Constructor
1962 International 2000 Guineas England John Surtees Lola- Climax Mk4
England Geoff Lees Ensign-Cosworth N175
Australia March-Cosworth
England Rupert Keegan Arrows-Cosworth A1
Republic of Ireland David Kennedy Wolf-Cosworth WR6
Spain Emilio de Villota Williams-Cosworth FW07
Spain Emilio de Villota Williams-Cosworth FW07

International Formula Two Championship

Year Race Driver Car
1959 England Tim Parnell Cooper-Climax T45
England Tim Parnell Cooper-Climax T45
Scotland Jim Clark Lotus-Cosworth 32
1967 England John Surtees Lola-Cosworth T100
1971 France Henri Pescarolo March-Cosworth 712M
1972 England Dave Morgan Brabham-Ford BT35
1973 France Jean-Pierre Jarier March-BMW 732

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European Formula 5000 Championship

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 England Peter Gethin McLaren-Chevrolet M10A
1970 Guards European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.8 England Peter Gethin McLaren-Chevrolet M10B
1971 Rothmans European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.1 England Mike Hailwood Surtees-Chevrolet TS8
Rothmans European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.7 New Zealand Graham McRae McLaren-Chevrolet M10B
Rothmans European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.9 England Mike Hailwood Surtees-Chevrolet TS8
1972 Rothmans European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.2 England Alan Rollinson Lola-Chevrolet T300
Rothmans European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.9 England Steve Thompson Surtees-Chevrolet TS8
1973 Rothmans European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.2 New Zealand Graham McRae McRae-Chevrolet GM1
Rothmans European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.7 England Keith Holland Trojan-Chevrolet T101
Rothmans European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.10 United States Brett Lunger Trojan-Chevrolet T101
1974 Rothmans European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.2 England David Hobbs Lola-Chevrolet T330
Rothmans European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.11 England Bob Evans Lola-Chevrolet T332
Rothmans European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.17 England Guy Edwards Lola-Chevrolet T332
1975 Shellsport European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.9 Belgium Teddy Pilette Lola-Chevrolet T400
Shellsport European Formula 5000 Championship Rd.15 Belgium Teddy Pilette Lola-Chevrolet T400

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British Formula Three

Year Race Driver Car
England John Taylor Cooper-BMC T72
England Brabham-Ford BT9
Scotland Jackie Stewart Cooper-BMC T72
England Brabham-Ford Holbay BT6
England Chris Irwin Merlyn-Ford Holbay Mk7
England Brabham-Ford Holbay BT6
England Derek Bell Lotus -BMC 22
England Brabham-Ford Cosworth BT10
England Tony Dean Brabham-Ford Cosworth BT15
England Tony Dean Brabham-Ford Cosworth BT15
England Harry Stiller Brabham-Ford Cosworth BT16
England Chris Lambert Brabham-Ford Cosworth BT15
England Morris Nunn Lotus-Ford Cosworth 41
England Jackie Oliver Lotus-Ford Cosworth 41
England Brabham-Ford Cosworth BT18
England Peter Gethin Brabham-Ford Cosworth BT18
England Alan Rollinson Brabham-Ford Holbay BT21
England Morris Nunn Lotus-Ford Holbay 41
England Brabham-Ford Cosworth-Holbay BT18
England Harry Stiller Brabham-Ford Cosworth BT21
England Brabham-Ford Cosworth-Holbay BT18
England Brabham-Ford Lucas BT21
Northern Ireland Brabham-Ford Lucas BT21
Japan Brabham-Ford BT21B
Northern Ireland Brabham-Ford Lucas BT21
Japan Brabham-Ford Holbay BT21B
England Alan Rollinson Brabham-Ford Holbay BT21B
England Alan Rollinson Brabham-Ford Holbay BT21B
England Alan Rollinson Brabham-Ford Holbay BT21B
Japan Lotus-Ford Holbay 59
United States Lotus-Ford Holbay 59
Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford Holbay 59
Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford Holbay 59
England Chevron-Ford Holbay B15
Australia Dave Walker Lotus-Ford Holbay 59
England Lotus-Ford Holbay 59A
Australia Dave Walker Lotus-Ford Holbay 59A
England Roger Williamson March-Ford 69
England Ensign-Ford Holbay LNF1
England Ensign-Ford Holbay LNF1
Australia Dave Walker Lotus-Ford Holbay 69
South Africa Jody Scheckter Merlyn-Ford Holbay Mk21
England Lotus-Ford Holbay 69
England Tony Trimmer Lotus-Ford 73
England Ensign-Ford LNF3
England Roger Williamson GRD-Ford Holbay 372
England Tony Brise GRD-Ford Holbay 372
Australia Alan Jones GRD-Ford 373
England March-Ford Holbay 733
England Brian Henton GRD-Ford Holbay 373
England Tony Brise March-Ford Holbay 733
England Mike Wilds March-Ford Holbay 733
United States GRD-Ford 373
United States GRD-Ford 373
New Zealand Ehrlich-Toyota ES5/6
England Rupert Keegan Chevron-Toyota B34
Griffin Golden Helmet Trophy England Stephen South March-Toyota 763
B.R.S.C.C. Trophy England Stephen South March-Toyota 763
Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Chevron-Toyota B38
Brazil Nelson Piquet Ralt-Toyota RT1
England Derek Warwick Ralt-Toyota RT1
New Zealand Rob Wilson Ralt-Toyota RT1
1979 Brazil Chico Serra March-Toyota 793
Sweden Stefan Johansson Ralt-Toyota RT3
England Jonathan Palmer Ralt-Toyota RT3/81
Brazil Roberto Moreno Ralt-Toyota RT3/81
Republic of Ireland Tommy Byrne Ralt-Toyota Hesketh RT3C/81
Argentina Enrique Mansilla Ralt-Toyota RT3D/82

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British Touring Car Championship

Year Race Driver Car
1958 Class A England John Sprinzel Austin A35
Classes B, C & D England Gawaine Baillie Jaguar 3.4 Litre
1960 1000cc only England Doc Shepherd Austin A40 Farina
1963 non-championship race Class A Northern Ireland Paddy Hopkirk Mini Cooper S
1967 Classes A & B England John Rhodes Mini Cooper S
Classes C & D Australia Frank Gardner Ford Falcon Sprint
1968 Classes A & B England John Fitzpatrick Ford Escort 1300 GT
Classes C & D Australia Brian Muir Ford Falcon Sprint
1969 Classes A & B England Gordon Spice Morris Mini Cooper S
Classes C & D England Rod Mansfield Ford Escort Twin Cam
1971 non-championship race Scotland Ford Escort Twin Cam
Classes C & D Australia Brian Muir Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Classes A & B England Mini Cooper S
1972 Classes A & B England BMC Mini Cooper S
Classes C & D Australia Brian Muir Ford Capri RS2600
1974 Classes A & B England Andy Rouse Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Classes C & D England Stuart Graham Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Mk2
1975 Classes A & B England Andy Rouse Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Classes C & D England Richard Lloyd Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Mk2
Classes A & B England Andy Rouse Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Classes C & D England Stuart Graham Chevrolet Camaro Z28 MK2
1976 Classes A & B England Win Percy Toyota Celica GT
Classes C & D Scotland Tom Walkinshaw Ford Capri II 3.0
1978 Classes A & B England Richard Lloyd Volkswagen Golf GTI
Classes C & D England Gordon Spice Ford Capri III 3.0S
1979 Classes A & B England Win Percy Toyota Celica GT
Classes C & D England Ford Capri III 3.0S
1980 Classes A & B England John Morris Volkswagen Scirocco GTI
Classes C & D England Andy Rouse Ford Capri III 3.0S
Classes A & B England Tony Lanfranchi Audi 80 GLE
Classes C & D England Gordon Spice Ford Capri III 3.0S
1981 Classes A & B England John Morris Volkswagen Golf GTI
Classes C & D England Andy Rouse Ford Capri III 3.0S
1982 Classes A & B England Jeff Allam Rover 3500 S
Classes C & D England Win Percy Toyota Corolla GT

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British Superbike Championship

Year Race Rider Manufacturer
England 500cc Suzuki
England Darren Dixon 500cc Suzuki RG500
England 600cc Norton RCW 588
Scotland 750cc Honda RC30
England Terry Rymer 750cc Yamaha 0W01
England Terry Rymer 750cc Yamaha 0W01
England Jamie Whitham 750cc Suzuki GSX-R750
England Jamie Whitham 750cc Suzuki GSX-R750
England John Reynolds 750cc Kawasaki ZXR750R
England John Reynolds 750cc Kawasaki ZXR750R
England John Reynolds 750cc Kawasaki ZXR750R
England John Reynolds 750cc Kawasaki ZXR750R
England John Reynolds 750cc Kawasaki ZXR750R
England John Reynolds 750cc Kawasaki ZXR750R
England Jamie Whitham 750cc Yamaha
England Jamie Whitham 750cc Yamaha
Scotland Jim Moodie 588cc Norton RFI 588
Scotland Jim Moodie 588cc Norton RFI 588
Northern Ireland 750cc Yamaha
Northern Ireland 750cc Yamaha
England Jamie Whitham 916cc Ducati 916
England Jamie Whitham 916cc Ducati 916
England Jamie Whitham 750cc Yamaha YZF750
England Jamie Whitham 750cc Yamaha YZF750
Scotland Niall Mackenzie 750cc Yamaha YZF750
Scotland Niall Mackenzie 750cc Yamaha YZF750
Scotland 750cc Kawasaki ZX-7RR
Scotland Niall Mackenzie 750cc Yamaha YZF750
England 916cc Ducati 916
England Chris Walker 750cc Kawasaki ZX-7RR
England James Haydon 750cc Suzuki GSX-R750
England John Reynolds 996cc Ducati 996
England Neil Hodgson 996cc Ducati 996
England Chris Walker 750cc Suzuki GSX-R750
2001 England John Reynolds 996cc Ducati 996 RS
Scotland Steve Hislop 996cc Ducati 996 RS
England Steve Plater 749cc Yamaha YZF-R7
England Michael Rutter 998cc Ducati 998 RS
2004 England John Reynolds 999cc Suzuki GSX-R1000
England Scott Smart 998cc Kawasaki ZX-10R
2005 England Michael Rutter 999cc Honda CBR1000RR
England Michael Rutter 999cc Honda CBR1000RR
2006 Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari 999cc Honda CBR1000RR
Spain Gregorio Lavilla 999cc Ducati 999 F04
2007 England Shane Byrne 999cc Honda CBR1000RR
Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari 999cc Honda CBR1000RR
2008 England Shane Byrne 1099cc Ducati 1098R
England Michael Rutter 1099cc Ducati 1098R
2009 England James Ellison 999cc Yamaha YZF-R1
England Leon Camier 999cc Yamaha YZF-R1
2010 Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari 999cc Honda CBR1000RR
Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari 999cc Honda CBR1000RR

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"Race of the Year" (Motorcycles)

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

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FIM Motocross World Championship

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

Further reading

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

References

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  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)
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  5. ^ Extract from live TV coverage
  6. ^ Radio Rewind - BBC Radio 1 Shows - Fun Days
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  12. ^ fr:Chammpionat britiannique des voitures de tourism
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