Some of the emails we've received on Mallory...
I have to say that I understand the feelings of local residents - on one hand, you knew the circuit was there when you decided to live there; on the other, it's got noisier, and noisier. With respect to the (current) racers, can't it be turned down a bit? If that does affect performance, it's the same for everybody isn't it?
We've had to be awfully careful about noise in the grass track and, especially, speedway side of competition, so sympathise.
Yours, C Walton
I have been going to Mallory since 1965 and over the years have been aware of complaints regarding noise levels from the residents of Kirkby Mallory and the fact that Mallory have always done their best to rectify this, even to the days racing finishing earlier over the years so spectators vehicles have left by a certain time. I have always wondered why people who do not like motor circuit noise move to the perimeter of a motor racing circuit ! If Mallory have kept other noisy events down to a minimum with ample publicity of a noisy event and fair notice to the residents, I cannot see why they have to be under threat. The only really annoying noise level at Mallory is the motocross track which is wrongly positioned and drowns out the, already poor, p.a system when we have paid over £20 a ticket to follow the racing. The dust level from the motocross is horrendous on a dry day also. Good luck to Mallory in their battle.
Yours, P Shilton