RML managing director Ray Mallock will return to Le Mans as a driver for the first time since 1989, having taken the opportunity to get reacquainted with the Roger Bennington-owned Aston Martin Nimrod that his company helped to fettle.

Mallock will appear in the Group C GTP Motor Racing Legends race which supports the 24 Hours and takes place on the Saturday morning prior to the main event.
Mallock was part of the RML-developed Nimrod's driving strength when he last raced in 1984, appearing in of two semi-works Astons. Along with co-driver Drake Olson, he put in a strong performance, running as high as fifth position before an accident on the Mulsanne Straight put both works cars out of the race.

Mallock's participation in this weekend's Le Mans meeting won't just be confined to the support event, however, as the 2004 RML team will be racing an MG Lola EX 257 - driven by Tommy Erdos, Mike Newton and Nathan Kinch - in the main event.

"Whilst my priority for the weekend will be overseeing the MG in the 24-hour race, I am really looking forward to driving on the circuit again in a car that was an important part of my driving career and RML's development," Mallock commented before heading off to France.