Carlisle-based tyre sales operation Technology Sinon UK Limited, the name of D Mack Global Limited since 19 December 2018, has entered administration with debts totalling more than £14 million pounds, according to its administrator Leonard Curtis. The company, which operated within the DMACK group of companies, was a supplier of tyres to the World Rally Championship from 2011, running its own team in the championship in association with M-Sport, until 2017. Shares in Technology Sinon UK are split between director Dick Cormack (70 per cent), a former Pirelli manager who set up the business in 2011, MEMW Management Limited (25 per cent), and Glenn Paterson (5 per cent), who has left the company after holding a variety of roles within the firm. The administrator reports that, as of 14 May, Technology Sinon UK owed just over £13 million to its list of creditors. Dmack brand rally tyres continue to be manufactured by DMack Srl, formed by Dick Cormack in 2018 when a deal was struck with Marangoni for operations to begin at the Italian tyre manufacturer’s plant in Rovereto.
Osian Pryce and Dale Furniss have won the Drive Dmack Fiesta Trophy following a thrilling final round in Spain. The Welsh pairing narrowly held off a gutsy late challenge from Max Vatanen. The championship was, for the third time in as many years, in the balance until the very last stage of the season finale. The trophy, sponsored by tyre brand Dmack, aims to provide a training ground for budding world rally stars.
Drive Dmack Fiesta Trophy crews face a terrific Tarmac test when the penultimate round of the 2016 series takes place in Germany next week. After three outings on gravel stages, the nine crews will switch to asphalt roads at ADAC Rallye Deutschland where two more prize drives are up for grabs. As the only all-asphalt round of the five-event campaign, and with highly-prized Trophy points up for grabs, it promises to be a captivating encounter. Dmack has also unveiled its latest WRC tarmac tyres, produced in Melksham, UK as part of the brand’s growing relationship with Avon Motorsport.
Ten crews representing 12 different countries will line up for the start of the third edition of the Drive Dmack Fiesta Trophy at Rally de Portugal next month. Continuing the successful format, competitors will battle behind the wheel of identical Ford Fiesta R2T rally cars built by M-Sport and powered by Ford’s 1.0 EcoBoost turbo-charged engine. They will use Dmack’s latest gravel and asphalt rally tyres.
Dmack has partnered with rally preparation experts M-Sport and publication Motorsport News to launch a Young Driver Award. The judging process will aim to find the next rising star to join the Dmack British Rally Team. The Dmack M-Sport Motorsport News Rally Driver Award is the second initiative introduced by Dmack to support career progression among competitors in the new-look 2016 MSA British Rally Championship (BRC).
The diverse gravel roads of Coates Hire Rally Australia, round 10 of the FIA World Rally Championship, provided a “tough test” for Dmack’s WRC tyres and teams, according to the motorsport tyre brand. Its DMG+2 gravel tyre was supplied to teams in nominated S3 and softer S6 compounds, and Dmack stated the tyre had “performed as expected” across the 311km of competitive action around Coffs Harbour on the News South Wales coast. The Drive Dmack team hoped to compete for top honours in WRC2 with the local knowledge of Australian pairing Scott Pedder and Dale Moscatt, but an off on the first day, and a technical problem on the last undermined a series of otherwise strong runs.
Dmack returns to the event on which it secured its first WRC2 championship in 2014 at Coates Hire Rally Australia. Its Drive Dmack team is targeting continued success this time around with the top local driver joining its ranks. Supplying its WRC tyres to the event, Dmack has shipped its bespoke fitting container, fitted with the machines and equipment needed to supply gravel tyres for competitors. The latest DMG+2 tyres have flown directly from the Yongtai factory.
Competitors in the 2015 Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy will aim to put on a real show for spectators from all over Europe when round two of the series takes the 11 crews to Poland next weekend. Max Vatanen won the competitive season-opener at the Vodafone Rally de Portugal in May after topping the field in half of the 12 tough gravel stages, though the lead had changed hands several times earlier in the weekend.
NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd. has a long partnership with M-Sport and Marko Wowczyna, automotive director at NGK, has announced its continuation into the next season. “We are delighted to be continuing our successful relationship with M-Sport and after this encouraging start we look forward to helping the team throughout 2015.”
Dmack has launched the 2015 edition of its Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy with a new car and an expanded line-up at the Autosport Show 2015. The series for emerging rallying talent is driven by tyre manufacturer Dmack and rally preparation experts M-Sport. It is competed over six rounds and five FIA World Rally Championship events, to which Dmack has been a tyre supplier since 2010.
The inaugural season of the Drive DMACK Fiesta trophy ends at Rally de España over the weekend, and the tyre manufacturer behind the competition has confirmed that the Fiesta Trophy will return in 2015. Appearing at five rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship, the series, designed as a cost-effective way into top level rallying, proved popular after being oversubscribed at the start of 2014.
World Rally Championship tyre supplier Dmack has confirmed twelve competitors for the inaugural season of its five-event Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy. Rising UK talent Tom Cave will compete with young talent from 10 other countries to win a prize drive in the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship. Dmack received 24 registrations from around the globe, […]
Hankook says it is ready to round off its Intercontinental Rally Challenge campaign in style with driver Andreas Mikkelsen when Cyprus hosts the final round this weekend. The Norwegian finished second overall in the recent Rally of Scotland and is hoping to be back on the podium on the FXPro Cyprus Rally which gets underway on Thursday. Mikkelsen and co-driver Ole Fløene will once again be in the Hankook Ford Fiesta S2000 – the M-Sport prepared car the team has used during its 2010 programme of events.
Hankook driver Andreas Mikkelsen celebrated after an eventful finale to the Stat Rallye Acores over the weekend resulting in an impressive fourth overall. During the three day event the Hankook crew of Mikkelsen and co-driver Ole Fløene recorded their maiden IRC fastest time and challenged more experienced teams on their first visit to the island and only their second rally on gravel using the M-Sport Ford Fiesta S2000 on Hankook tyres.
The Norweigen rally ace was comfortably running in the top five on the IRC event until a herd of cows, that had strayed, obstructed the stage causing Mikkelsen to hit them, consequently damaging the crews Ford Fiesta S2000. When speaking about the incident Mikkelsen said: "We were flat-out in sixth-gear and 50 metres after a big crest there was eight or ten cows in the middle of the road. We had to put the car into the ditch where we hit two of the cows. It was a scary moment."
BFGoodrich marked its WRC debut at the 74th Monte Carlo Rally by monopolising the podium with three different partners – Ford, Citroen and Peugeot – and even clinching fourth place too. Two-time World Champion Marcus Grönholm and co-driver Timo Rautiainen collected their first Monte Carlo win in a Ford Focus RS WRC06, finishing clear of triple Monte winner Sébastien Loeb driving a Citroën, with fellow-Finn Toni Gardemeister and Austrian Manfred Stohl coming in third and fourth respectively in their Peugeots.
Tyre choice is even more important in the Monte Carlo Rally, the longest-established rally of them all, as it is the only event where drivers have to compete on two surfaces, asphalt and ice/snow sections.