Hutchinson joins the Bonanza line up
It has been confirmed today (Wednesday) that road racing superstar Ian Hutchinson will be attending the Mallory Bike Bonanza as a special guest on Sunday 31st July.
The Yorkshire rider, and 14-time Isle of Man TT winner will be present at the Mallory Bike Bonanza and will join fellow guests Mick Grant, Alex George, Paul Smart, Sammy Miller and road racing rival Michael Dunlop, in the highly anticipated Mallory Masters parade. You will find Ian in the race paddock throughout the day on Sunday.
Ian Hutchinson, best known for his successes on the roads, including the Northwest 200 and the Isle of Man TT, where after multiple wins during the 2016 event, Ian equalled racing legend Mike Halewood’s tally with 14 TT race wins now under his belt.
The Mallory Bike Bonanza, now in its third year will not only be a celebration of all things bike but will also be the circuit’s 60th anniversary festivities after first opening its gates in the 1956. Real Motorsport Limited, the management team at Mallory Park have been granted special dispensation from the governing body the ACU to run all parades over the course of the weekend on the circuit’s original configuration, without the added chicanes, just as it would have been ran 60 years ago.
The 1.35 mile circuit, nestled in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside, will be the host for PR5 road bike parades on the Saturday and PR6 race bike parades on the Sunday, alongside the Mallory Masters parade. There will be racing action too with the return of the International Classic Grand Prix championship and the recently announced addition of the Hyundai British Sidecar Championship which will have numerous practice and qualifying session accumulating in two nail biting races on the Sunday.
Natalie Hansard, Manager at Real Motorsport Limited: “We are thrilled that Ian will be joining us again this year at the Bike Bonanza alongside fellow road racer Michael Dunlop. For us to have two of the most prolific road racing stars of the modern era at our event is not only great for the circuit but also for the fans. We are looking forward to welcoming Ian to the Friendly Circuit in July.”
Away from the track there is plenty more to keep you entertained, The Owd Codgers charity trial will return on the Saturday with all proceeds being generously donated to the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance. Motorcycle enthusiast clubs will take to Club Central displaying a fascinating variety of machines from different manufactures and eras. The open paddock will feature an abundance of static displays ranging from motorcycles from the Brooklands Museum to modern superbike machines, and everything in between. The Live entertainment marquee will return, featuring local bands playing live music on both Friday and Saturday evening, accompanied by a licensed bar.