From BikeSportNews...Buildbase BMW British Superbike team boss Stuart Hicken has teamed up with former racer and Pirelli honcho Eddie Roberts to take over the running of Mallory Park.
Hicken, whose team is based at the Leicestershire circuit, started racing in the late 1960s and then managed successful racing teams for others before setting up his own Hawk Racing squad. Stuart’s career also included several years at Mallory Park.
Roberts owns Complog, a leading worldwide retailer of motorcycle tyres that also supplies the British Superbike series. He enjoyed a twenty year racing career that saw him compete in many events including Gr and Prix and the Isle of Man TT. Together they have formed Real Motorsport Ltd.
In a statement, the pair said: "This is a great day for us both. We have grown up with Mallory Park, firstly as spectators, then as competitors and now running businesses associated with the sport.
ITV News has learned that a new operator at troubled race circuit Mallory Park in Leicestershire is expected to be unveiled this week.
It comes after the leaseholder, Mallory Park Motorsport Limited, was officially liquidated on Friday.
Titan Properties which own the race track in Kirkby Mallory have been in talks with potential new operators after racing at the track stopped earlier this year.
- Written by Richard Rollings
A dramatic 2013 season for CTR
After a long winter CTR made the late decision to contest the Eastern Airways RKB F1British sidecar championship again with the aim of improving on the 2012 championship position of 10th.
In the final weeks of the close season our existing sponsors confirmed their support for the upcoming season together with additional support from 4 new sponsors.
GMP, a Chinese based electronic component company who supply long term sponsors ABLE decided to help CTR.
Lovells Auto Body centres painted the new bodywork in record time, and Mammoth Workwear supplied new team wear to ensure the CTR team looked one of the smartest teams both on and off the track.
Another sponsor new to CTR this year was Employers Aide, a human resources company who also sponsor Michael Rutter in the British Superbike Championship. With their experience in the BSB paddock they would provide invaluable advice on presentation and promotion within the World's most prestigious domestic motorcycle series paddock.
With all this support, together with a new passenger, 3 times Dutch Champion Passenger Kees Endeveld agreeing to step onto the platform, things were looking good for the coming season.
A reminder from Louise for all attending or planning on attending the RKB Dinner Dance/ Prizegiving.
Click read more for the evening schedule and more details from Della.
Please be aware that bookings really need to be in place by the end of THIS week, as payments will be being taken on Mon 25 i.e. next Monday.
Have fun everyone, may well see you there all being good! (S.E.)
Great news from Sean Emmett, who has been stranded without his passport for 9months today, the Embassy have had a call to say his case is fully closed. It could take up to 3 months to process but the end is in sight!
SMT Racing's Michael Rutter had to settle for second place in Saturday's Macau Grand Prix, the eight-times winner taking the runners-up spot for Robin Croft's team behind comeback man Ian Hutchinson. It was Rutter's 13th podium around the demanding, Armco-lined course.
Well done Bruv Graham who finished at Macau. With all the confusion in the pack being lapped at the very end it seems he dropped from 20th to 22nd but still a great result first time there, and looks like proper fun had by all.
Huge congratulations to Ian Hutchinson ( @tweethutchy ) on the win, what a fantastic comeback.
Thanks to Steve Grover, Sam Smith and Terry Gilbert of Fix Auto who were out in Macau as GE's pitcrew.
Lisa has updated the FSRA website with the list of awards presented at the FSRA Dinner/Dance AGM Saturday evening, along with Derek's photos of the prizegiving.
Former Isle of Man TT Sidecar Race winner Ian Bell is set to make a sensational return to the Mountain Course with confirmation that he will contest the 2014 event, adding further quality to what's already the world's leading Sidecar race.
The Bedlington motorcycle dealer, who will be competing on Yamaha machinery, last raced at the TT in 2004, a year after he won the opening 3-lap race with passenger Neil Carpenter, but a heavy practice spill at Hillberry resulted in arm and hand injuries and led to him retiring from all competition. However, he was soon back in the driving seat, this time with son Carl in the chair and they will now contest the two races to be held next June with Carl making his debut around the 37 and ¾ mile course.