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Mallock Seals Return to the British GT Championship

Successful Northampton based driver to challenge for GT4 Class...
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Vice champion Mallock wins the last one


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FIRST ROUND OF GT4 EUROPEAN CUP - 21st April 2008

Double pole weekend ends with disappointment.

After securing pole position for both opening rounds of the GT4 European Cup, by 0.6 seconds for the first race and 1.5 seconds for the second, the championship officials awarded the RSWilliams run machine a 50kg weight penalty and an increase in ride height of 10mm in a bid to balance out the performance.

After being out-dragged by Nikolaus Mayr-Melnhof's similiar N24 into Copse on the first lap, Michael looked sure to make a pass for the lead over the first two laps. Exiting Becketts on the third lap however, the leader made a mistake forcing Mallock to take to the grass. Rejoining the circuit the N24 hit a bump launching the car into the air. On landing the Aston Martins right front wheel was dislodged leaving Mallock unable to control the car as it hit the Armco on the right of the circuit then ricocheting across the track infront of the pack into the wall on the left. The impact was enough to destroy the tub of the Aston, leaving Michael unable to take his pole position in race 2.

''Its a great disappointment'' said Michael afterwards, ''the guys have given me a fantastic car this weekend, and we were sure of a great result. Now we can only look forward to Monza, we have 25 races to bring back the points and I'm confident we can still take the fight to the end.'' The next round is at Monza on the 16,17 18th May.





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