Mallory Park is a British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) owned circuit located in Leicestershire. The circuit started out as a Pony Trotting track in the 1940s before being converted into a 1,660 yard oval grass track in 1948. Before being converted into a tarmac race track the circuit went through of spell motorcycle scrambling in the early 1950s but the first official circuit race came on 13th May 1956. At the first event a crowd of near 20,000 people arrived to watch the event where 248 riders competed in various events. The fastest lap was set by George Salter with an average of 84.08 mph on a Norton motorcycle. During its lifetime Mallory Park has seen some of motor racing’s greatest drivers and riders compete there including John Surtees and Giacomo Agostini. Despite the circuit going through some times of uncertainty during the 1970s and 1980s it has been through of a string of owners before being taken on by the BARC which looks to have secured its future. The circuit continues to be a fantastic test track and is an extremely popular bike racing and club car racing venue.