British Superbikes: Mallory Park future uncertain

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There’s a fair amount of discussion about the future regarding Mallory Park as a British Superbike venue following this year’s round on July 22, 2007, which saw two days virtually wipe out due to heavy rain.

But it’s not so much the chaos inflicted by the inclement weather that’s the issue, it’s more about the circuit facilities.

Airwaves Ducati team boss Colin Wright said: “My gripe is not with the circuit, it’s whether or not the circuit has the fundamental requirements we need to do our job.

“MCRCB has a document which lists numerous requirements for a circuit to host a BSB event. But it seems that depending on which circuit we’re at depends on whether they stick to those rules or not.

“At Mallory there was a lack of mains water. We need water to wash the truck, to wash up – just basic fundamentals to make the job look professional.

“The basic toilet facilities are really not up to scratch. (Honda Racing boss Neil) Tuxworth said three years ago that we would never go back to Mallory and we’re still going there.

“Unless a circuit can provide basic facilities then they shouldn’t host a race. It’s that simple.”

Gary Pinchin

By Gary Pinchin