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New noise restrictions for Mallory Park

Bike testing takes place on Wednesdays at Mallory Park Credit: ITV News Central

Residents in a Leicestershire village who say they have been affected by noise at a nearby race circuit will be asked for their views on a new noise restriction notice.

Mallory Park is now run by a new company after the previous operating company collapsed in November after a noise notice allowing 92 days of noisy activity was enforced from 1985.

The new notice, expected to be imposed on the new operators, Real Motorsport, allows for 105 noisy days per year.

Mallory Park now under new management Credit: ITV News Central

This will be 27 Saturdays or Sunday, but no more than seven weekends with racing on both days.

The consultation document from Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council states that no racing will take place after 6pm at weekends and 5pm on weekdays.

Residents have until Monday to give their views before the plans are put before the council on Wednesday 16th April.

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Mallory Park prepares for first open day since closure

Mallory Park was almost forced to close down last year
Mallory Park was almost forced to close down last year Credit: ITV News Central

Mallory Park is preparing to open its gates for the first time since the race track was almost forced to close down last year.

The Leicestershire circuit will mark its official re-opening with a "Meet the Team" open day on 1 March.

Well-known racers attending will include motorcycle racer John Cooper, World Superbike Champion Tom Sykes and World Speedway Champion Tai Woffinden.

The previous leaseholders, Mallory Park Motorsport Limited, went into administration after being ordered to pay fines and costs of more than £26,000 for breaching noise regulations.

Superbikes team owners, Stuart Hicken and Eddie Roberts, have since stepped in to save the circuit in Kirby Mallory.

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Mallory Park workers want jobs back

Workers who were made redundant when Mallory Park's previous operators were liquidated have returned to the circuit to speak to the new company running the track.

Real Motorsport Limited signed the lease of Mallory Park on Wednesday and plan to host their first race in charge in March.

Former workers at the track say they're pleased that racers Stuart Hicken and Eddie Roberts have secured the future of their beloved race track.

Mallory Park: Who are Real Motorsport Limited?

Real Motorsport Limited are the new operators of Mallory Park in Leicestershire.

The company has been formed jointly by Stuart Hicken and Eddie Roberts, both racers with links to Mallory Park.

Stuart Hicken is the owner of the Buildbase BW Motorrad UK British Superbike Team. He started racing in the 1960s and set up his racing team.

Eddie Roberts owns Complog, a leading retailer of motorcycle tyres that also supplies the British Superbike Series. He enjoyed a twenty year racing career, competing in the Isle of Man TT.

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