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Rally success a highlight of Kumho’s motorsport year

Rally success a highlight of Kumho’s motorsport year

Monday 11th December 2017 | 0 Comments

A great deal of serious rallying takes place in Ireland, continually reminding us of the wealth of natural driving talent that exists on the island from which Paddy Hopkirk MBE emerged all those years ago. The conditions are often wet and slippery, and Kumho Tyres says this is a medium in which its competition tyres have frequently proved themselves the cream of the crop, adding that they often did once again in 2017.

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Kumho-shod McCormack takes outright honours at Roger Albert Clark Rally

Kumho-shod McCormack takes outright honours at Roger Albert Clark Rally

Thursday 16th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Marty McCormack drove his Kumho-shod MKII Ford Escort to a memorable outright victory in last weekend’s Roger Albert Clark Rally, a drive some have called the toughest British special stage event of the last 20 years.

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Dmack to follow home rally victory with Rally Australia

Dmack to follow home rally victory with Rally Australia

Thursday 9th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Dmack is preparing for the final round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship still basking in the afterglow of its debut FIA World Rally Championship event victory at Wales Rally GB. The Kennards Hire Rally Australia, based around Coffs Harbour between Brisbane and Sidney, will bring the tyre supplier’s most successful season to a close. Dmack describes Rally Australia as a demanding way to round off the championship, with a varied mix of high-speed gravel roads on offer.

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Yokohama sponsors ‘hardcore off-road rally based on Dakar’ in Sonora desert

Yokohama sponsors ‘hardcore off-road rally based on Dakar’ in Sonora desert

Wednesday 1st November 2017 | 0 Comments

Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) has become the title sponsor of the 2018 Sonora Rally. The fourth running of the popular “hardcore off-road rally” in Mexico's Sonora desert takes place 19-24 March.

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Yokohama-backed Ed Fossey takes 1400 BTRDA rally championship title

Yokohama-backed Ed Fossey takes 1400 BTRDA rally championship title

Tuesday 3rd October 2017 | 0 Comments

Former recipient of the Yokohama Next Big Step award Ed Fossey has secured his maiden championship in his first full year of rallying. Fossey won the 1400 BTRDA rally championship title at the Trackrod Stages rally in Yorkshire on Saturday, 30 September. After taking several class podiums already this season, Fossey and his co-driver Chris Shapre-Simkiss knew that a class victory in their Yokohama-shod Toyota Yaris would be enough to clinch the 2017 title.

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New WRC gravel tyre heralds ‘new era’ for Dmack

New WRC gravel tyre heralds ‘new era’ for Dmack

Friday 29th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Dmack has unveiled its first new gravel tread pattern for WRC cars in the FIA World Rally Championship in five years. The DMG+2 has been used since 2012, helping it into the lead in five WRC events and to win 47 gravel stages. It makes way for the new DMG+22 at Rally RACC - Rally de España, where Dmack tyres won their first WRC stage in 2012. The new DMG+22 tyre features the same tread pattern which has been used successfully in WRC 2 and WRC 3 this season. Dmack states the tyre should be more suited to the final three events remaining this year.

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Michelin extends fleet deal with MoD rally team

Michelin extends fleet deal with MoD rally team

Monday 25th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin’s fleet division has extended its relationship with the UK Armed Forces Rally Team (AFRT) – the Ministry of Defence’s only tri-service motorsport squad. The deal will see Michelin continue to supply Latitude Cross and XZL tyres for the team’s seven Land Rover Wolf rally vehicles until at least the end of the 2018 season.

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Dmack to supply new WRC gravel tyre at 2017 final trio

Dmack to supply new WRC gravel tyre at 2017 final trio

Thursday 21st September 2017 | 0 Comments

FIA World Rally Championship tyre manufacturer Dmack has launched a new gravel tyre, available to competitors at the final three rounds of the 2017 championship. Aimed specifically at WRC cars and competitors, the new DMG+22 gravel tyre will first see action at RACC Rally de Espana next month – equipping Elfyn Evans’ M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta WRC. The brand hopes to build upon its success this season, having missed victory in Argentina by 0.7 seconds, and setting fastest times on five of the six gravel rallies this season.

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McCloskey and Elliott are Severn Valley stars

McCloskey and Elliott are Severn Valley stars

Thursday 8th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Connor McCloskey claimed outright victory on Pirelli tyres at the Severn Valley Stages, round three of the Pirelli MSA Welsh Rally Championship. Co-driven by John Rowan, McCloskey led throughout in his Ford Fiesta WRC, winning by 45 seconds at the finish in Builth Wells. Charlie Payne finished second in another Pirelli-equipped Fiesta WRC.

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Liqui Moly to sponsor Hellas Rally for motorbikes

Liqui Moly to sponsor Hellas Rally for motorbikes

Tuesday 16th May 2017 | 0 Comments

The Hellas Rally has developed into a major event for off-road fans over the past few years. This year more than 300 participants are expected, who will spend a week traversing Greece on their motorbikes and quad bikes. German oil and additive specialist Liqui Moly is the sponsor of the rally.

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Dmack seals sixth British Rally Championship victory in Carlisle

Dmack seals sixth British Rally Championship victory in Carlisle

Tuesday 2nd May 2017 | 0 Comments

Dmack’s Fredrik Ahlin and co-driver Torstein Eriksen won a sixth consecutive MSA British Rally Championship victory at Carlisle’s Pirelli International Rally. The team maintained their winning run in 2017 by taking a 39.4-second victory over Osian Pryce and Dale Furniss, who made it a Dmack one-two. The result was a debut success for Dmack’s new medium GH43 compound DMG+22 gravel tyre. Four different drivers registered stage wins through the tough Kielder forest complex, all using Dmack tyres. Pirelli runners were successful in the Cadet class for young drivers, taking the top two places.

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Dmack to bring new hard compound to first all-asphalt WRC round, Junior WRC

Dmack to bring new hard compound to first all-asphalt WRC round, Junior WRC

Friday 31st March 2017 | 0 Comments

Dmack will roll out its final new tyre for the World Rally Championship season at next week’s Tour de Corse, the first all-asphalt round of the 2017 series. The hard compound H6+ version of its Dmack Grippa DMT-RC22 will be supplied to drivers competing in WRC and WRC 2. The event will also host the first round of the FIA Junior World Rally Championship, for which Dmack is official partner and tyre supplier.

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Pirelli supplies next-generation Solberg, as he wins on Junior BRC debut

Pirelli supplies next-generation Solberg, as he wins on Junior BRC debut

Monday 20th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Oscar Solberg has claimed victory on Pirelli tyres on his British Rally Championship debut. Driving a Ford Fiesta R2T, the 20-year-old Norwegian won the Junior BRC category on the opening round of the 2017 season, the Border Counties Rally in southern Scotland. Solberg is the son of World Rally Championship podium-finisher Henning and nephew of Petter, who used Pirelli tyres to become world champion in 2003 with Subaru. He is just the latest second-generation rally star to show his potential with Pirelli recently: Kalle Rovanpera, 16, last year became champion in Latvia, where Solberg’s own cousin Oliver is now also embarking on his rally career.

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Dmack Trophy winners tackle WRC 2 prize drive events

Dmack Trophy winners tackle WRC 2 prize drive events

Wednesday 15th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Three drivers from the 2016 Drive Dmack Fiesta Trophy will tackle at least two rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship WRC 2 series this year. The one-make Dmack championship has offered prize drives for three years – what Dmack says is the biggest prize in world rallying. The brand adds that the Trophy has “effectively become the Junior WRC for 2017”.

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Dmack targets WRC performance gains with 2017 version of gravel tyre

Dmack targets WRC performance gains with 2017 version of gravel tyre

Thursday 2nd March 2017 | 0 Comments

Dmack wants to build on 30 fastest stage times set on gravel in 2016 at the first loose-surface event of the new FIA World Rally Championship season. The new, more-powerful 2017 world rally cars have seen tyre manufacturers upgrade products to offer greater durability and performance. At the Rally Guanajuato Mexico Dmack will offer completely new tyre specifications with enhanced compounds and construction.

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