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Le Mans 24 Hours 2006
Mechanics Win Team Award. Issued June 22nd 2006

RML Win Team Award for Technical Excellence

RML’s sportscar team were double winners on Sunday June 18th when they were presented with the award for the team providing the best technical assistance during the Le Mans 24 Hours race.

Not only did the team win the LMP2 class in the twenty-four hour race, clinching eighth position overall with the MG Lola EX264, but they also won the admiration of senior members of the Automobile Club de L’Ouest (A.C.O.), including race director Daniel Poissenot, and members of the Academy for the Automobile Trade (ESCRA) who voted for them.

Phil Barker, Team Manager, was on hand in the pit garage at 3.30pm on Sunday (above) to receive the award; “I am very proud to receive this award on behalf of the whole team. They could not be more deserving. This is a credit to the entire crew here this week, who have worked extremely hard to prepare the car for this event, and not forgetting the team back in the UK.”

This award has been presented by the ACO, in association with ESCRA for the past thirty years. The judging committee consists of senior members of the ACO (including the Pits Manager, Manager of Technical judging, Chairman of sports judges) and ESCRA who work alongside a group of engineering students. The teams are judged throughout the week starting with their presentation at the official scrutineering in Le Mans centre. They are also judged on their pit presentation, pit stop procedure and execution and their practical abilities in fixing problems as they occur.