Hyundai denies DMACK tyre deal
Hyundai team principal Michel Nandan has dispelled speculation surrounding the use of DMACK tyres on an i20 R5 at recent tests.
Pictures of engineers fitting the British-made rubber have circulated recently, but Nandan said this had no effect on the Korean squad’s agreement with French supplier Michelin for its WRC programme.
Nandan said: “The R5 is the customer car, we want to give the base set-up for whatever tyre they want to use. We plan to put different tyres on the car and then we can direct the customer a bit better which way they should go with the tyre and the set-up.
“We will do the same with the other tyre manufacturers. We have done the asphalt test and we will do the same on gravel.”