Mallory Park's new owners are hoping updates to the circuit will entice the British Superbike Championship - and possibly the British Touring Car Championship - to its annual schedule from next year.

The Leicestershire venue, well known for its short layout and challenging bends, has not hosted a high-profile national event since the BSB visited in 2010.

However, having been acquired by Real Motorsport Limited, efforts made to upgrade facilities and ongoing investment in the venue is hoped will lure BSB back next season, while the BTCC is also being considered for an approach.

"We're now in a position to consider applications or bookings for 2015 car and motorcycle racing at pretty-well all levels of competition - the track is perfect, and facilities are excellent," said Eddie Roberts of Real Motorsport.

"Looking longer-term - two or three years down the line - we have investment and improvement plans in hand which may ultimately see Mallory Park welcoming the return of racing such as British Superbikes and Touring Cars.

"Facilities such as catering, hospitality suites, conference and event rooms, as well as washrooms and suchlike are fully operational; but the key point for racers on two, three, four or even more wheels is that this is a circuit which is a delight on which to compete, and which has the warm support of both the local Mallory Park community, and the motorsport community as a whole."

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whitehead: Make it a true British Championship, rounds in all he home countries.
The Welch and N Irish fans never get to see their home grown riders unless they go to England or Scotland. Some friends of mine, who I meet years ago at the Ulster GP, come over at a minimum cost of £300 each and that's just to go to Knockhill.[\blockquote]

Problem as always is money.
The tracks have to pay a large sum to host an event and if they don't get the crowd then they lose money. Mondello used to do rounds some years ago but it was largely funded by the Irish Tourist Board & when that funding dried up that was it.
Essentially BSB is now the MSV tracks championship with a couple of other circuits thrown into the mix.

The track is perfect?
Uhm, short, boring, lots of nasty little chicanes, bumpy worn-out surface.
The facilities are excellent?
WHAT facilities? There aren't any! Certainly not for the spectator.
The only thing Mallory Park is first rate for are the fly infestations coming off the lake in the summer.
It even makes Knockhill look sophisticated.
Mallory is a nasty little place best confined to history.