DMACK Launches 2017 WRC Tyres And WRC 2 Prize Scheme

DMACK Launches 2017 WRC Tyres And WRC 2 Prize Scheme

Building on its huge success during the 2016 season, British tyre manufacturer DMACK has launched a completely new range of motorsport tyres for the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Joining Michelin as the only two tyre manufacturers approved by the FIA to supply the WRC in 2017, DMACK’s new range is the culmination of a 15-month period of technical development and product progression.

Since partnering with the Avon Motorsport arm of Cooper Tire Europe in 2015, DMACK has embarked on an extensive development programme, which delivered a string of impressive results in 2016. DMACK World Rally Team driver Ott Tanak set fastest times on six separate events this season and finished second overall on Rally Poland and Rally GB.

Building on that platform, DMACK has introduced a range of completely new WRC tyres for next year – all developed by technical director Fiorenzo Brivio.

For the opening round at Rallye Monte Carlo, competitors will have access to the DMT-RC22 asphalt tyre, featuring a revised tread pattern to improve water dispersion and upgraded with a wider profile to deliver a greater contact footprint. The heavily treaded DMT-W wet tyre is also an option for competitors in the event of heavy rain.

Also available will be the DMT-ICE2 winter asphalt tyre with a new directional tread pattern and stiffer shoulder blocks to provide high lateral stability. The studded version will boast 200 metal pins – each with a new profile and added to the tyre via a new implanting and bonding technique.

When the series switches to the frozen roads of Rally Sweden in February, DMACK will unveil a new asymmetric tread pattern for its DMG-ICE2 snow tyre. A new stiff compound will provide extremely high stud rigidity and the tyre will again benefit from new stud material, studding technology and bonding system.

DMACK has dominated on gravel this year with the DMG+2 tyre and it will again be available for WRC cars with a number of minor performance revisions including a run-flat construction. Meanwhile an all-new DMG+22 gravel tyre has been designed specifically for WRC 2 cars. It features a tread pattern which results in optimised wear across the tyre, upgraded performance compounds and improved construction to deliver high impact resistance.

As an added bonus for competitors in WRC 2, DMACK has launched a cash prize scheme valued at over €55,000 for competitors using its new products. The top-three DMACK drivers on each event will be awarded €2,500, €1,250 and €625 respectively.

In addition to a full transport, fitting and barcoding service at events, DMACK will also offer technical and media support to competitors and teams – with technicians available on each event to advise on compound options, optimum pressures and operating temperatures.

DMACK 2017 WRC Range
Asphalt: DMACK Grippa DMT-RC22.
Size: 225/40-R18.
Compounds: Extra soft XS6+, soft S6+, hard H6+.

Monte winter: DMACK Grippa DMT-ICE2.
Size: 225/40-R18.
Compound: ICE2, available studded and un-studded.

Sweden winter: DMACK Grippa DMG-ICE2.
Size: 205/65-R15.
Compound: ICE2, studded.

Gravel WRC: DMACK Grippa DMG+2.
Size: 215/65-R15.
Compounds: Soft GS63, hard GH23.

Gravel WRC2: DMACK Grippa DMG+22.
Size: 205/65-R15.
Compounds: Soft GS63, hard GH23.

Asphalt Wet: DMACK Grippa DMT-W.
Size: 225/40-R18.
Compound: Wet W5+.

2016-12-06

DMACK Launches 2017 WRC Tyres And WRC 2 Prize Scheme
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