Valencia: RML adds new team members

RML Strengthens GT/Sportscar Team RML has strengthened its sportscar division with the appointment of three highly rated personnel, Gary Anderson, Peter Elleray and Michael Jakeman. Gary Anderson has joined in the role of Senior Engineer and...

RML Strengthens GT/Sportscar Team

RML has strengthened its sportscar division with the appointment of three highly rated personnel, Gary Anderson, Peter Elleray and Michael Jakeman.

Gary Anderson has joined in the role of Senior Engineer and will Race Engineer one of the teams Saleen S7R's in the FIA GT Championship as well as the Lola MG Prototype for the Le Mans 24 hours. Peter Elleray will focus on developing the teams Lola MG for Le Mans and LMES whilst Michael Jakeman will oversee the preparation and build of the Saleen S7R's and Lola MG Prototype.

Gary Anderson - Senior Engineer

Gary started his motorsport career when he came to England from Ireland at the age of 19. His early career included working for Brabham, building his own F3 cars and working as McLaren's Chief Mechanic. He joined Adrian Reynard and designed the F3000 chassis of 1989/1990 and in 1992 was asked by Eddie Jordan to design the first Jordan Grand Prix car. Gary became Technical Director for the young team and remained with them until 1998 when he joined Stewart Grand Prix. He then spent a year working in the US on Reynard's CART programme before returning to the UK to work alongside Jordan's Technical Director Henri Durand.

Peter Elleray - Chief Designer

Peter started his career at Arrows in 1984 where he worked as a Race Engineer for the F1 team. Three years later he joined Lola and worked on the Indycar project before moving onto his first Le Mans car with Nissan in 1989. He then moved to TOM'S, which now operates as RTN, where he remained until 2004. He began his work at TOM'S on the F3 team before moving onto the Toyota Le Mans project and then the Carina Touring Car programme. He later worked on the Audi R8C and most recently was Chief Designer for the Bentley Speed 8, which cumulated in the historic Bentley 1-2 finish at the 2003 Le Mans 24 hours.

Michael Jakeman - Chief Mechanic

Michael has a strong Formula 1 background having worked for Williams, Benetton and Jaguar Racing. He spent nine years at Williams before moving to Benetton where he became Michael Schumacher's Gearbox Technician during his championship victories of 1994/1995. After six years Michael moved to Jaguar Racing where he became Car Build Manager. Michael brings with him a wealth of experience in hydraulics, gearbox and car build management.

RML Background

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 2004 RML teams will compete in the FIA GT Championship, British Touring Car Championship, Le Mans Endurance Series and the Le Mans 24 Hours.

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Eddie Jordan , Gary Anderson
Teams Williams , Nissan Motorsport , Jaguar Racing , Stewart Grand Prix