Hyundai de­nies DMACK tyre deal

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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.”

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