Michael and the RSWilliams team took a superb victory in race 2 of the European GT4 Cups visit to the Autodrome Algarve, Portimao at the weekend.
Following a retirement in race 1 with Gearbox failure, the RSWilliams team worked flat out to get the car back on form to line up in second place on the grid for the 40 minute race. Off the rolling start Mallock stormed passed the similar Aston Martin of Paul Meijer, and took the lead into turn one. Soon after the Ginetta of Matt Nichol-Jones got passed into the hairpin and Mallock settled into second place.
At the start of the 3rd lap Michael set up the Ginetta into turn one and slipped passed into turn 2, keeping a slender lead until the pitstop window opened on lap 7.
The team did a great job at the stops and Michael got out into clear air but following the pitstops of the Ginetta and Meijer car Michael was stuck on the outside of them at Turn 1 and had to drop to 3rd place. Michael quickly got past the Ginetta and was soon pressurising Meijer for the lead. After some tight battling over the next couple of laps, with all 3 cars crossing the line less than 1/10th of a second apart, Mallock re-took the lead with 5 laps to go, a lead he held until the Chequered Flag.
After the race Michael said: "It was a great race, a fair battle and a superb win. Thanks to all the boys of RS Williams, because what they did in between both races was just fantastic! That was the closest race I think I've ever had, and I'm so pleased to repay the team with a win like this, thats the way to win a race!"
The series concludes at Magny Cours, France on October 17th