Rockingham Motor Speedway under new ownership
09 Apr 2013
Jersey-based investor Grey Rock is the new owner of ROCKINGHAM the Northamptonshire circuit, as part of the acquisition of the Priors Hall development from its previous owners, securing the future of both businesses.
Rockingham has worked since 2006 to establish a successful partnership with the Priors Hall development, and the new owner has pledged to ensure the circuit continues to integrate with the local community. Alfred Buller retains an interest in Rockingham, and Chris Wright, a motorsport enthusiast and former endurance racing driver represents Grey Rock so making a perfect collaboration where both parties are passionate about motorsport. Mr Wright has competed in numerous endurance events in the UK and Europe, while Mr Buller’s 20-year-old son William races with T-Sport in the 2013 FIA Formula 3 European Championship.
Rockingham’s core business continues to focus on the circuit’s role as an experiential and research & development centre for the automotive industry supported by track days, motor racing and testing.
Mr Wright said: “I’m delighted to be involved in Rockingham. There is a great team in place who have shown tremendous commitment to the track. I look forward to helping them to develop Rockingham as one of the UK’s leading automotive race and test centres.”
Chief Executive Charlotte Orton, who has led the transformation of the Rockingham business and has been pivotal in the marketing of Rockingham, has been the key to attracting this new investment, added “This is an extremely positive development and is vital for the sustainable future of Rockingham. This new investment will provide the circuit with the opportunity to continue to grow and reach its full potential.
“ “Rockingham changed its core business focus in 2006, and as a result has transformed from being more than just a motor racing circuit to one of the UK’s leading automotive and testing venue, which has made profit year on year.”
For more information about Rockingham visit www.rockingham.co.uk