DMACK will bring Bri­tish pro­duced cov­ers to WRC

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DMACK will bring two new tyres to this week’s Rally of Por­tu­gal – mark­ing the first event where all of its prod­ucts are made in Bri­tain.

The Cum­brian-based com­pany has pre­vi­ously pro­duced its Uk-de­signed tyres in China, a process that has been stream­lined in time for the first Euro­pean gravel WRC round.

Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Dick Cor­mack said: “Pro­duc­ing tyres here makes ev­ery­thing flex­i­ble. Be­fore, af­ter we’d fin­ished test­ing, the tyres would be pro­duced in China, flown back over here, tested, then if we wanted to make some small ad­just­ments we had to go through that whole process again.”

The new gravel prod­uct rep­re­sents DMACK’S sin­gle per­mit­ted change to its ho­molo­gated tyre for loose sur­faces this sea­son and Cor­mack is con­fi­dent in the po­ten­tial for the new com­pound.

“We know what these com­pounds can do,” said Cor­mack. “We’re con­fi­dent we’ve got it right.”

Tyres will prove cru­cial on this week’s Rally of Por­tu­gal, with a lim­ited sup­ply of hard cov­ers.

Euro­pean Rally Cham­pi­onship ju­nior leader Lukasz Pieni­azek will dove­tail his cam­paign with a Ju­nior World Rally Cham­pi­onship bid.

In only his third year of ral­ly­ing, the Pole opened the sea­son with class vic­tory on the Cir­cuit of Ire­land Rally. He beat the Opel team in his pri­va­teer Adam R2, im­press­ing on­look­ers at the event with his pace.

“We plan to do the ERC Ju­nior and JWRC series, and a few ERC3 rounds,” ex­plained Pieni­azek. “WRC is amaz­ing for us.”

Hav­ing run a Peu­geot 208 R2 last year in his first ERC ju­nior year, he now has two new cars to get ac­cus­tumed to, with the Adam and the Citroen DS 3 R3 MAX he’ll cam­paign in Por­tu­gal this week­end where this year’s JWRC gets un­der­way.

Tanak will use the new WRC tyre

Pieni­azek im­press­ing in Adam

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