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Old 16-Feb-2006, 06:42 PM
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For those Mallory fans....

Blatantly nicked this off Throttlemonkeys, one of the guys brothers has taken some snaps of the new chicane at Gerrards... I'm not a fan of Mallory it's a bit Mickey Mouse, but I doubt I'd ever go back there now looking at these...


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Old 16-Feb-2006, 07:29 PM
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I hope they put in a few more straw bale's before I get there!!!!
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Old 16-Feb-2006, 07:31 PM
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Damn, that looks tighter than a ducks arse

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Old 16-Feb-2006, 08:12 PM
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Why oh why can't they leave thing as they are meant to be. AAAAAAhhhhhhh
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Old 16-Feb-2006, 08:45 PM
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Is this someone's way of saying, "No more trackdays at Mallory"?
The track looks awful in the pics, more suited to karting.

</crosses off Mallory from list of tracks to try>
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Old 16-Feb-2006, 09:37 PM
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IMHO the Devil's Elbow and Gerrards (the old one) were the only reasons to go to Mallory - down to one reason now, is it enough? Hmmmmmmm......NO
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Old 17-Feb-2006, 09:05 AM
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I was talking to a British Superstock rider today who rode it on Weds and says it's the worst thing in the world. As bad as the chicane at Silverstone.

I don't forsee me ever riding there again.

Which tbh is a shame.
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Old 17-Feb-2006, 10:07 AM
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My two local tracks - Silverstone and Mallory - both screwed by chicanes, at this rate I'll be forced to go to Rockingham.
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Old 17-Feb-2006, 11:11 AM
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Rocki is gonna be a housing estate soon, now owned by a housing developemnt company who plan to put 5,000 houses next door. The Rocki CEO has just left, and BMW won't be running their performance driving school there this year.

In the short term there could be a few more dates available due to the loss of the BMW business.

As for Mallory, on paper it's always looked like a small cart track but once you're out there it seems surprisingly roomy, bit like a tardis. Been there once a year with another club for the past two years and had a pretty good day really.

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Old 17-Feb-2006, 11:55 AM
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I really like Mallory, I've done loads of days there and raced many times. Sure there are bits that are a little quaint, but that's part of the character of the circuit, mix it with the friendly people, great canteen etc and you can have a brilliant day.

I agree with the comment about it looking like a crap little circuit, but I think once you ride it, I would actually rather do Mallory than Brands Indy and they're roughly the same length, (although hugely different in price!!!)

A BIG 'however'.

What the flip have they done? I understand why they need to do it, but then again WHY?

What a waste of a brilliant corner and one of the main attractions of going to Mallory. It looks horrible, but I have to reserve judgement until I get there. I was horrified by the new chicane at Cadwell, but it's ok and you get used to it very quickly and it's another place to overtake in a race. Silverstone is utter crap, but other chicanes, say at Oulton are ok. So let's ride it and see what it's like before writing off Mallory altogether.

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