RML’s astounding reputation also spreads to the mechanically punishing rally arena. During its opening season, the RML designed and built Astra Formula 2 rally kit car won the German title and achieved numerous European wins. RML then delivered the ultimate UK spot for Vauxhall by winning the hotly contended British Rally Championship Manufacturers’ title.
In addition, Opel appointed RML to design and build a Corsa for the Super 1600 category. Debuted at the prestigious 2002 Monte Carlo Rally, it proved extremely competitive on all surfaces. RML’s involvement and expertise reignited Opel’s vigour as an OEM rally entrant amid stiff opposition.