RML Appoint Le Mans Winner
RML are pleased to announce that Alastair Macqueen will be joining their sportscar team from this week as Race and Development Engineer working on the Le Mans and Le Mans Endurance Series MG Lola LMP2 car.
Alastair brings with him extensive experience of prototype sportscars and endurance racing. His motorsport career began in the late 1970's and in 1980 he joined Eddie Jordan Racing. A successful partnership with Martin Brundle in Formula 3 followed before he moved to TWR Jaguar in the late 1980's. As Chief Engineer Alastair helped the team to win the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1988 and take 1st and 2nd in 1990. Further endurance racing success followed in 1997 when Alastair engineered the Gulf McLaren GT car which won its class at Le Mans. British GT Championship honours were also collected that year with the same car. Another one/two at Le Mans was to follow in 2003 in his role as Project Manager for the hugely successful Bentley programme.
Ray Mallock commented "We are very pleased to have Alastair on board for our Le Mans and LMES programme this year. From the Group C's of the 1980's to the most recent Le Mans winning Bentley Alastair has a wealth of experience which will strengthen our team and help us to achieve our sportscar objectives".
RML's 4,300 square metre facility in Northamptonshire, England includes full design, development, manufacturing and operational support for international race/rally programmes and automotive engineering projects.
The organisation has achieved championship success in a diverse range of motorsport categories including GT/sportscars, touring cars, rally cars, single seaters and oval speedway cars. In 2005 RML teams will compete in the World Touring Car Championship, Le Mans Endurance Series and the Le Mans 24 Hours.