PPC in the Park 2013 petrolhead heaven... MAY 18th
If you can’t stand the smell of petrol, if you don’t get goose pimples when a dragster launches, or if your manicurist’s phone number is on speed dial, bugger off. PPC in the Park is not for you. But for the rest of you we’ve some good news. PPC in the Park is back.
Pre-booking now closed, you can still buy tickets on the day at the gate for just £20 per person (under 16's free). Camping is also available to buy on the gate for just £10 per person, per night.
See you at the weekend!
All-day track action is the lifeblood of the show. Throughout the day, the track will be filled with every type of car you can imagine. At PPC we pride ourselves for being a broad church and expect to see as diverse array as last year: 800bhp race cars, French hot-hatches, Transit vans, hot rods and vintage drifters.
Mallory Park is a great circuit for drivers and spectators. The full Mallory circuit is a mile and a half of fast sweepers, left and right, a fast straight and a hell of a hairpin. Based in a natural amphitheatre it’s a great spectator circuit – with a huge number of viewing spots to choose – making PPC in the Park the most action packed car show – with a full day of track action to watch.
Track time is booked in 15 minute slots. Group bookings are welcome – your club can have their own time slots on track. Just let us know when you book and we’ll do our best to arrange it. For just £20 per session.
Lets take a walk around the circuit, starting with.....
Start/Finish line area
The bank here is the main spectator vantage point at Mallory Park. You can see the start and finish of every race - often the most exciting parts - the entrance to the famous Gerard's Bend, Stebbe Straight, The Esses - then you lose sight of competitors as they head up to the hairpin - only for them to blast out of Devil's Elbow and the dash for the chequered flag.
Named after the great Leicester racing driver Bob Gerard, this is a corner of awesome speed. The first part of Gerard's sees many incidents as it is the first corner after the start and the Kirkby Straight. Spectators can view the racing from their own cars using the Park 'n View area overlooking the corner. You also get a good look at the pits and can see competitors as they take the rest of the corner before they head along the straight and into the Esses.
Following the road behind Gerard's, you come to the exit of the corner, with another Park 'n View area high above the track. Speed through Gerard's is vital to a quick lap at Mallory Park, so racers are really "tanking on" here. Exit speeds of over 125mph are not uncommon. There are fine views of Gerard's, Stebbe Straight and the Esses.
This corner is used by the British Superbike Championship exclusively to slow the 200mph Superbikes on the exit of Gerard’s. It is a prime overtaking spot and watching the bikes decelerate from 120mph mid-Gerard’s to around 30mph for the incredibly tight right hander is breathtaking.
The continuation of the corner for the British Superbike Championship sees the riders wind up for the Stebbe Straight. Despite having decelerated to around 30mph, they shoot out of this exit and are doing 100mph by the time they enter the Straight.
The short straight after Gerard's is not used by many spectators, so a place to come if you are feeling unsociable! From here you can see vehicles at their top speeds, as well as having views of Gerard's and the Esses.
For motorcycle use only, with a sharp left hander followed by a right hand bend, then a short straight onto the Esses. There are new spectator banks here, where you will be able to look right down on competitors as they fight for position. This corner is named in honour of Edwina Overend, long time Managing Director of Mallory Park, who died in 2003.
The John Cooper Esses
The fast right left flick is the scene of many late braking efforts. This is a corner that can catch out unwary competitors - it is tighter than it looks!
There is a Park and View area overlooking the approach to the corner, as well as a tall bank at the exit. You are close to the action here and you can get a real sense of speed.
Views of Gerard's, Stebbe Straight, the run up to the hairpin - and if you are high up - of Devil's Elbow. You will have to leave your car here if you want to continue your lap of the circuit up to......
Mallory Park's most famous feature and many spectators favourite spot, the first gear 20/30mph hairpin.
There is a large bank overlooking the approach to Shaw's where you can see competitors really stand on the brakes to make the corner. Many last lap overtaking manoeuvres happen here. There are more spectator banks on the exit, all along the circuit leading to Devil's Elbow.
Bus Stop Chicane
At most motorcycle race meetings - vintage and classic ones excepted - the Bus Stop Chicane is used. First installed to slow competitors down as they went through the following Devil's Elbow, it is now one of the best spectator points on the circuit.
The very tight left-right-left really closes racers up and you can look right down on them from the high banks that overlook it. Great for taking pictures close up.
A really quick off-camber downhill left-hander, hang on to the fence here and look down into the cockpit of racing cars as they come flashing by.
This brings us down to the start/ finish line, which is where we came in...........
Please click Here for the PPC Booking Office
Prebook your tickets online or by calling 07933 704270 and get a £5 discount and a FREE t-shirt
Interested in your club attending? Just get in touch and we'll make sure you have an awesome day.
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We reckon PPC in the Park is one of the best events for clubs to meet up at:
- It costs just £20 to go on track - club members can all go out on track together. Track time books out quickly – so book now to avoid disappointment.
- There is the paddock Autotest which is a great way to put your club cars to the test, only £10 for 3 runs, why not challenge yourselves?
- Clubs are allocated their own club space in the Paddock to park up and hang out.
- Pre-booked tickets are only £15 for a day of cracking petrolhead entertainment; watching all-day Track Action (with hot rods, vintage cars and every type of car you can imagine on track), burnouts, off-road action, show cars, entertaining projects and much much more.
- Why not make a weekend of it? Camping is available on Friday and Saturday night.
750 Motor Club, Mission Motorsport, MX5 Nutz, UK Starlet Owners Club, Imprezza RA Club, Aquilla Racing, Locost Builders, Melton Autograss Club, Weekend Racer, Track Ninja's, gathering of Monte's, Renault Turbo OC, TDOCUK, Tokyo Collective, Shakespeare County Raceway, Supercharged Outlaws, MASCAR, Team-X Buggies, Performance Torque, Rage Motorsport, Renault 5 Club, Loughborough Car Club, XR4 Register, Jenvey, Omex, Evobits, Drivenandridden.com, Unit 18 Automotive, Titan Motorsport, Great British Sports Cars, Red Line Oil... more to follow soon
Mallory Park 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.
Sat nav post-code: LE9 7QE
Coordinates: 52°35′55″N 1°20′16″W
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Mallory Park Racing Circuit
Dave Gallagher, Capri Owner cover car of Sept 2011
Thought I'd just say that PPC in the Park was ace, although I regret not getting out on the track! You'll be happy to hear that after sorting out my subscription at the stand I got a load of stickers which are now nicely part of the Capri...
Phil Games, Escort WRXico Cover car of October 2011
Just thought I'd say thanks for letting me know about a great day. I was there with the missus and kids and they enjoyed it too...
We just wanted to email to say what a fab day we had on Saturday at Mallory Park. We thought the event was really well organised and everyone was really friendly and helpful. My son had an awesome time racing the Jascar on track, and we've been told that at 10 he is the youngest to have driven a race car around Mallory, so that's something to tell his friends! Thanks again
Matt, Scruffy Motorsport, Aquilla
Just wanted to thank you for everything at the weekend, you are a total star! I hope you will have us back next year! We all had a great time both on and off track and thought the whole day was great.
Graham Blackwell, Zetec inside
I had a great time on Saturday thanks. Top organisation. Great show. Good value for money.
Stephanie Seaton, 106 Rallye Register
Just wanted to pass a message on from the lads that attended. They really enjoyed the show again and especially the track time, even they only had 2 sessions. We look forward to next years show.
Marc Grasbt, Melton Autograss Club
I would like to thank you on behalf of everyone at Melton Autograss Club for an amazing day yesterday we got loads of great feed back and had a blast on track.
Q: I am part of a club, what do I need to do?
A: Please place your clubname in the ‘notes’ section of the online booking form.
Q: I have booked track time, do I need an entrance ticket also?
A: Yes, please book yourentrance tickets and your track time in the same booking.
Q: I need to change the booking details I have already made.
A: Please call Kate 07933704270 to change/amend any information already supplied.
Q: Is there a cost for children?
A: Children under the ageof 16 are free to enter the show, please let us know on your booking form howmany children you are bringing.
Q: When will I know when I am driving on track?
A: Track times will beissued by the end of April, if you have a preference for the time of your track session please state in the notessection when booking online and we will endeavour to meet your requests.
Q: When can we arrive on site?
A: For those camping onFriday evening you can arrive from 5pm. For those arriving on the morning of the show, the gates will be open form 8am.