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History

winning heritage

RML Group grew out of the motorsport activities of the Mallock family dating back to 1936, when Major Arthur Mallock fielded his first Austin 7-based special. 1958 saw the debut of the legendary U2 series of club racers, which launched the careers of dozens of successful drivers and engineers.

Brothers Richard and Ray Mallock followed in their father’s footsteps in the 1970s, both winning championships at the wheel of cars bearing the Mallock name. Ray Mallock built a successful career behind the wheel, climbing the single-seater ladder on his way to becoming a professional driver with the Aston Martin Group C Sportscar Programme. He later led Ecurie Ecosse’s successful assault on the World Sportscar Championship’s C2 division.

Along the way, he set up his own motorsport business to take advantage of his combined engineering and driving skills, which initially supported the Aston Martin effort and evolved into RML.

RML Group is now a world leading high performance automotive engineering company. Specialising in delivering major motorsport and automotive programmes for global brands.

RML operates in four main sectors; Automotive, Motorsport, Defence and Restoration supply both products and services to exacting standard and within reduced timescales.

1980’s

  • 1984 - RML (Ray Mallock Limited) founded
  • 1984 - Aston Martin Nimrod developed and raced by RML in conjunction with RS Williams
  • 1984 - Ecurie Ecosse C2 Sportscar developed and raced by RML
  • 1985 - RML Ecurie Ecosse Ford second in C2 World Sports Car Teams Championship
  • 1986 - RML Ecurie Ecosse Austin Rover wins C2 World Sports Car Teams Championship
  • 1987 - RML Ecurie Ecosse Ford second in C2 World Sportscar Teams Championship
  • 1988 - RML develops Aston Martin AMR1 Group C1 sportscar
  • 1989 - RML absorbed into the Aston Martin Racing Programme (Proteus Technology)

1990’s

  • 1990 - RML develop and prepare NPTI Nissan R90C Group C1 programme for Le Mans
  • 1990 - Car leads the race for five hours and sets new lap record
  • 1991 - RML design and develop RML GT40 - first automotive project
  • 1992 - RML enters BTCC running Ecurie Ecosse (ex-factory) Vauxhall Cavaliers
  • 1993 - RML design and develop its first ground up touring car (Vauxhall Cavalier) which regularly outpaces factory team cars
  • 1993 - RML win first BTCC race (David Leslie/Ecurie Ecosse) at Thruxton
  • 1993 - RML design and build Nissan Sunny touring cars for Nissan Motorsport South Africa
  • 1994 - RML awarded Vauxhall BTCC works contract
  • 1994 - RML launch customer support programme supplying Vauxhall/Opel and Nissan teams worldwide
  • 1994 - RML embark on design of Opel/Vauxhall Vectra Super Touring Car
  • 1994 - RML design and build complete road car for undisclosed Japanese Client (P10)
  • 1995 - RML wins BTCC Drivers’ and Teams’ Titles (John Cleland/Vauxhall)
  • 1995 - RML expand and move to new premises in Northamptonshire, England
  • 1995 - RML Cavalier’s win touring car titles in South Africa and Japan
  • 1996 - RML Cavalier’s/Vectra’s win touring car titles in South Africa, Thailand and Australia
  • 1997 - RML awarded works Nissan BTCC contract
  • 1997 - RML design and develop Opel/Vauxhall Astra Formula 2 Rally Kit Car
  • 1998 - RML wins BTCC Manufacturers’ and Teams’ Titles for Nissan
  • 1998 - RML Astra F2 completes shakedown, 5 months after project start date
  • 1998 - RML run works Vauxhall Astra British Rally Championship team
  • 1998 - RML Astra F2 wins first rally in Germany
  • 1999 - RML wins BTCC Manufacturers’, Teams’ and Drivers’ titles for Nissan
  • 1999 - RML Astra F2 wins rally championships in Sweden, Germany and Norway
  • 1999 - RML design and build Mallock P20 Supersports car
  • 1999 - RML design and build Astra Coupe DTM Concept car
  • 1999 - RML commence design of the Saleen S7

2000’s

  • 2000 - RML Vauxhall Astra F2 Team wins British Rally Championship
  • 2000 - RML Astra F2 wins Norwegian and German National Rally Championships
  • 2000 - Saleen S7 world unveiling at Laguna Seca Raceway, 10 months after project start date
  • 2000 - RML commence design of Opel Corsa Super 1600 rally car
  • 2001 - RML designed and Built Saleen S7R wins Sebring 12 Hours
  • 2001 - RML wins all but one race in the new European Le Mans Series (ELMS) with its own Saleen S7 taking the Grand Slam of Manufacturers, Teams and Drivers Championships
  • 2002 - RML wins the ASCAR championship in first season of Oval Racing (Nicolas Minassian)
  • 2002 - Opel Corsa Super 1600 wins first rally
  • 2002 - RML (Team St George) makes Champcar World Series debut with 9th place finish (Darren Manning/Lola Cosworth)
  • 2003 - RML retain ASCAR championship title (Ben Collins)
  • 2003 - Opel Corsa Super 1600 wins British S1600 and British Junior Rally Championships
  • 2004 - RML return to sportscar racing at Le Mans, in the LMES and FIA GT Championship with the Saleen S7R and MG Lola
  • 2004 - RML run works SEAT team in British Touring Car Championship taking nine wins
  • 2004 - RML awarded works Chevrolet WTCC (World Touring Car Championship) contract
  • 2005 - RML manage Chevrolet WTCC programme
  • 2005 - RML manage AD Promotions/Dedicated Micros Le Mans/LMES programme winning the LMP2 class at Le Mans and finishing second in the Le Mans Series
  • 2005 - RML manage Opel Corsa Super 1600 customer supply & support programme
  • 2006 - RML manage AD Promotions/Dedicated Micros Le Mans/LMES programme, again winning the LMP2 category at La Sarthe, finishing second in the LMP2 class of LMES
  • 2006 - RML manage Chevrolet WTCC programme, taking fourth in the Manufacturers’ Championship, with Alain Menu scoring the partnership’s first win at Brands Hatch
  • 2007 - RML win LMP2 class of Le Mans Series and compete in Le Mans 24 Hours with the MG-Lola EX264
  • 2007 - RML continue to manage the Chevrolet WTCC programme, finishing third in the Manufacturers’ Championship. The team took seven wins from twenty two starts, with Alain Menu taking five victories, three more than eventual champion Andy Priaulx. He also set seven pole positions, and the team led more laps than anyone else
  • 2007 - Mercedes Benz select RML to design, develop and build the Mercedes-Benz Mclaren SLR 722 GT. The car is unveiled at the Dubai Motorshow by double Formula One World Champion Mika Hakkinen
  • 2008 - RML return to Le Mans with the MG-Lola chassis, and drivers Mike Newton, Tommy Erdos and Andy Wallace, with the aim of claiming their third LMP2 class victory in four years
  • 2008 - RML ran the Chevrolet World Touring Car programme, competing with drivers Alain Menu, Nicola Larini and Rob Huff
  • 2008 - RML continued their Mercedes-Benz Mclaren SLR 722 GT programme completing six events across Europe
  • 2009 - RML enters LMS and LM24 with Lola-Mazda LMP2 Coupe with drivers Mike Newton, Tommy Erdos with Chris Dyson as the third driver
  • 2009 - New Chevrolet Cruze makes WTCC debut with RML, Alain Menu, Nicola Larini and Rob Huff taking six wins
  • 2009 - Dramatic return to BTCC with Jason Plato, Mat Jackson and James Nash taking 11 wins during the season

2010’s

  • 2010 - RML wins LMP2 class of the Le Mans Series with Lola-HPD LMP2 Coupe with drivers Mike Newton, Tommy Erdos and Ben Collins joining as the third driver
  • 2010 - RML Chevrolet Cruze wins WTCC Drivers’, Manufacturers’ and Teams’ Championship three car WTCC attack with Yvan Muller, Rob Huff and Alain Menu
  • 2010 - RML Silverline Chevrolet Cruze wins BTCC Drivers’ Championship with Jason Plato and Alex MacDowall
  • 2011 - RML enters LMS and LM24 with HPD ARX-01d LMP2 with drivers Mike Newton, Tommy Erdos and Ben Collins
  • 2011 - RML claims WTCC Drivers’, Manufacturers’ and Teams’ Championships for Chevrolet with Yvan Muller, Rob Huff and Alain Menu finishing first, second and third in the drivers standings using the newly designed RML Global 1.6-litre turbo engine, taking twenty one of twenty four wins and every pole position
  • 2011 - BTCC with Silverline Chevrolet Cruzes for Jason Plato and Alex MacDowall Design and Build of the Nissan JUKE-R ‘Headline Car’
  • 2012 - RML claims WTCC Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ Championships for Chevrolet with Rob Huff, Alain Menu and Yvan Muller finishing first, second and third in the drivers standings
  • 2013 - RML claims FIA WTCC Drivers’ Championship with Yvan Muller (his third with RML) and secures the Yokohama Teams’ Trophy

  • 2014 - RML enters Le Mans Garage 56 with Nissan Zeod RC and claims first electric lap of Le Mans
  • 2014 - RML Chevrolet Cruze TC1 WTCC developed and introduced
  • 2014 - Infinity Q50 Eau Rouge Project headline vehicle for low volume production
  • 2015 - RML awarded single supplier contract for British Touring Car Championship suspension, subframe and steering
  • 2015 - RML wins contract for clean sheet design and manufacture of a new Pure EV Supercar
  • 2016 - EV Supercar development and manufacture, breaking of EV lap record
  • 2016 - RML announces Aston Martin Vulcan road conversion project
  • 2017 - RML opens new state of the art energy storage design and manufacturing facility
  • 2017 - Continuation model chassis production for a major UK OEM