After a successful season that has surpassed all expectations, Scottish rally team JJ Rally will head to the forests of Wales next week to compete in Wales Rally GB National Rally on Yokohama’s A053. Competing in a Hyundai i20 R5 piloted by John Wink and co-driver John Forrest, the pair will be using their debut experience of the event last year alongside their extended testing programme in 2018, which has seen them secure an impressive third place overall in the MSA Scottish Rally Championship.
Dmack said it would target another top gravel result on its home round of the FIA World Rally Championship next weekend at the penultimate event of the season, Wales Rally GB. The 2016 UK round of the WRC could be one of the toughest in recent history, Dmack states, with new stages, significantly extended competitive sections and lack of mid-leg servicing making it a huge challenge for drivers and tyres alike. Since the supplier introduced a new range of gravel tyres in May, Dmack World Rally Team’s Ott Tänak and Raigo Mõlder have scored 16 fastest stage times and led events in Poland and Finland in their Ford Fiesta RS WRC.
Network Q has renewed its association with British rallying after becoming the Official Event Preparations Partner of the 2016 Dayinsure Wales Rally GB which takes place from 27-30 October. The partnership will see the used Vauxhall brand supply over 50 vehicles to help with the set-up and preparation of this year’s British round of the FIA World Rally Championship. A variety of vehicles will be used to set up the rally, from laying out the special stages, to signposting visitors to car parks and viewing areas.
Kumho’s year in motorsport was capped by its continued association with single-seater racing in the form of the Formula 3 Masters weekend in Zandvoort, which celebrated its quarter-century anniversary in September. The manufacturer has supplied all the tyres for the event since 2002, and took the opportunity for a strong marketing presence.
One of four World Rally Championship tyre suppliers, Pirelli experienced success in the season-closing Wales Rally GB, as Gianluca Linari won the WRC2 Production class, taking the title too, while Fabio Andolfi finished second in the WRC3 category and won class RC4. The wind and rain pummelled event saw Ford Fiesta RS WRC drivers Robert […]
Twenty years after Colin McRae sealed the FIA World Rally Championship title, a Subaru Impreza emblazoned with the Scot’s iconic livery and equipped with Dmack tyres finished as the top production class car on Wales Rally GB. David Higgins and Craig Drew romped home on their home round of the WRC as part of the anniversary celebrating McRae’s achievement. Seven-time Rally America champion Higgins has won two titles on Dmack tyres with his Subaru USA team and topped the class using Dmack’s DMG+2 gravel tyre.
Wales Rally GB completes WRC season The 2015 Wales Rally GB concluded the 13-round FIA World Rally Championship, with Sébastien Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia claiming the final victory to go alongside the already claimed Drivers’ Championship in the Volkswagen Polo R WRC. Their tyre supplier, Michelin has introduced two major new tyres at the […]
Dmack will aim to repeat its 2014 WRC2 victory when its drivers take on the tyre supplier’s home round of the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship at Wales Rally GB. The company said that winter weather and high-speed forest roads would result in a challenging end to the season.
British tyre brand Dmack has agreed an exclusive UK supply partnership with Blackcircles.com for its passenger car tyre range. The online tyre retailer will offer Dmack PCR products to its customers and retail partners from January 2015. The deal has been in the making for a few months; having participated in 49 World Rally Championship events since it burst onto the international stage, winning accreditation in September 2010, Dmack has developed passenger car and commercial vehicle ranges for global markets. Manufactured by Shandong Yongtai, with British moulds and R&D, managing director Dick Cormack told Tyres & Accessories in April that the brand would compete as an aspirational mid-range brand, and would seek “the right partners” to achieve this. In Blackcircles – themselves in a period of business expansion – Dmack’s management believes they have found the right partner in their home territory.
The short history of the Dmack brand reaches a significant landmark next week at Wales Rally GB. The concluding chapter of the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship marks the brand’s 50th WRC event, and Dmack has announced a powerful line-up to take on its home round of the global series. Dmack will field Estonians Ott […]