Touring cars history
RML has played a pivotal role in touring cars since 1992 having managed highly successful manufacturer programmes for Nissan, Vauxhall and Chevrolet.
For the respective works contracts, RML has won a total of eight British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) titles and seven FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) titles. RML customers have also won European, Australian, Asian, South African and other domestic Touring Car championships.
After winning the BTCC Teams and Drivers Championships for Vauxhall in 1995, RML were awarded a Nissan BTCC Works contract taking on the Works Teams from Williams Renault, TWR Volvo, Honda, Audi, Peugeot, Ford, Alfa and Vauxhall. True to form, success was instant – winning the 1998 Manufacturers’ and Team’ Championships with the formidable Nissan Primera GT.
More success followed in 1999 with the WTCC triple crown – Drivers’, Manufacturers’ and Teams’ titles. In 2004, RML took on the works programme for SEAT, before switching focus to the World Touring Car Championship with Chevrolet in 2005. A BTCC return to the series in 2010 saw another title claimed on behalf of Chevrolet.
RML Group’s partnership with Chevrolet is a showcase for what RML can achieve for a major car brand in a production based motorsport series.
Over the eight year FIA World Touring Car Championship programme RML achieved 68 victories and delivered triple back-to-back Driver and Constructor Championships for Chevrolet. These marked General Motors only World Championship titles in any series.
These championship titles and numerous wins cemented RML’s position as one of the most successful in Touring Car competition globally.