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Rally And Vintage Racing At Mallory This Weekend
21st June 2012
The 2012 Lovell Rally of the Midlands roars into action at Mallory Park this Friday and Saturday and will be followed on Sunday with the Vintage Sports Car Club's Bob Gerard Memorial Trophy.
Lovell Rally of the Midlands:
It's the 11th running of the Rally of the Midlands and Mallory Park will become the central hub for this year's event with the Service Park, Scrutineering and Special Stages being held at the Friendly Circuit.
Not only that, but a brand new Rally Village will also be a focal point at the venue, with a range of stands and exhibitions ranging from artists to the Junior 1000 Rally Championship - the only Championship in the UK for drivers aged between 14 and 16 years.
A full size Ford Focus Rally Car simulator will be open in the Rally Village and you can take a drive and try to set the best time of the weekend. The fastest time over the weekend will win a real rally experience as well.
With a fantastic array of cars ranging from former World Rally Championship machinery, such as previous winner Damian Cole's Ford Focus WRC, to the crowd pleasing, always sideways, Ford Escorts. The event is also welcoming back three time Rally of the Midlands winner Tom Morris in his glorious MG Metro 6R4 - the distinctive machine ready to take on the fight for that record breaking fourth victory!
The Rally goes out on the streets of local towns and to MIRA for specialist stages as well as the special stages and central service area at Mallory Park. Entrance to Mallory Park costs £10 with under 14s going free of charge.
The Bob Gerard Memorial:
An incredible 60 years of racing machinery will be in action at the Vintage Sports Car Club's Bob Gerard Memorial on Sunday 24th June at Mallory Park.
It will feature everything from the earliest, rare Edwardian racing Cars to Pre 1961 Formula Junior and Historic Front Engined Grand Prix Cars and Formula 2 cars.
The event, which has long been a popular fixture in the VSCC events calendar, celebrates Leicestershire Grand Prix driver, Bob Gerard. It usually attracts several Cooper Bristols, the car that Gerard made famous.
In 2011, young local racer, William Nuthall, drove Gerard's very own vehicle to victory in the race. ERAs, Bugattis and other exotica will also feature.
Tickets cost £15 on the gate with under 14s going free of charge.
9.30am - 11.45am Official practice
12.15pm- 1.15pm Lunch Break
1.15pm RACE PROGRAMME
Race 1 Mallory Park Trophy Race for Special Pre-war Sports-Cars (Set 4) - 8 Laps
Race 2 Short Scratch Race for Pre-war Cars (Set 5) - 6 Laps
Race 3 - Short Handicap Race for Pre-war Cars (Set 6) - 6 Laps
Race 4 - John Taylor Memorial Trophy Race for Formula Junior Cars - 12 Laps
Race 5 - Mallory Mug Race for Standard & Modified Pre-war Sports-Cars (Set 3) - 8 Laps
Race 6 - Short Handicap Race for Pre-war Cars inc. Burghley Trophy for Austin 7s (Set 6) - 6 Laps
Race 7 - Vintage Racing Cars Race (Set 1) - 10 Laps
Race 8 - Short Scratch Race for Pre-war Cars (Set 5) - 6 Laps
Race 9 - Handicap Race for Edwardian Cars for Dick Baddiley and Edwardian Racing Trophies - 6 Laps
Race 10 - Bob Gerard Memorial Trophy Race for Pre-1961 front-engined Racing Cars (Set 2) - 12 Laps
Race 11 - Short Handicap Race for Pre-war Cars (Set 6) - 6 Laps
Race 12 - Scratch Race for F3 (500) Racing Cars - 6 Laps
6.00pm Event close
Mallory Park, the Friendly Circuit, is situated in the heart of the midlands in Leicestershire just off the A47 between Leicester and Hinckley and easily accessible from the M1, M69 or M6. For further directions, please visit mallorypark.co.uk.
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