MALLOCK SET FOR MONACO DEBUT
RML head to race one of his father’s U2 machines
Ray Mallock will race at Monaco for the first time next month at the wheel of the U2 Mk2 designed by his late father Arthur.
Mallock, best known for running successful manufacturer programmes in touring cars and GT, will realise a longheld ambition to race on the street circuit where his father raced in a one-litre F3 Mallock in 1964. It was one of the first major international races for the new F3 category.
Mallock will race in the front-engined Formula Junior race in the 1960 car raced by John Harwood when new.
“I always had Monaco in mind when I bought this car,” said Mallock. “I’ve only been to Monaco for a race once before and that was in 1964 with my father. I was there as a 13-year-old in short trousers.”
The U2 has been taken right back to exact period specification, including the box-shaped nose as used by Harwood.
“I’ve always wanted to race at Monaco so this is ticking a box,” said the younger Mallock brother, who is likely to be one of the frontrunners in the 48-car Formula Junior entry.
Back in 1964, Arthur Mallock raced at Monaco after travelling overnight from Monza where Harwood had raced the car on a Friday. They used a streetlight to change the diff on the pavement and in the race Mallock senior spun up the steps of the Hotel de Paris when a trailing arm bolt broke.
Despite the non-finish, Mallock earned enough start money to fund a short family holiday.