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    If I was Hyundai I would seriously consider running a 4th car on selected events with DMACKS on if their current tyre contract allows it.

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    So finally DMack has reached its limit, have been wondering for a while, how they were able to do this on such a big level. Partial support ofcourse, maybe even certain events?... being so competitive on some and uncompetitive on others.

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    In the interview Cormack gave some impressive info... like rally tyre sales to 72 countries, many National championship wins and the plan to continue in WRC with the aim of winning the Championship.

    They are far from finished in their ambition and now see their tyre qualities being good enough to stand alone without the need for a team/car of their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    In the interview Cormack gave some impressive info... like rally tyre sales to 72 countries, many National championship wins and the plan to continue in WRC with the aim of winning the Championship.

    They are far from finished in their ambition and now see their tyre qualities being good enough to stand alone without the need for a team/car of their own.
    Let's see if the rumours of financial strife, collapsed takeover discussions, unpaid bills etc prove to be just rumours.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rallyfiend View Post
    Let's see if the rumours of financial strife, collapsed takeover discussions, unpaid bills etc prove to be just rumours.....
    Hi, yes I`ve heard these same things from multiple different persons this year again and most of them for sure enough involved in the industry to know how it is, but than again according to these rumours the last 2-3 seasons have been the last for Dmack and yet there they`ve been year after year

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    From Home Victory To Down Under Finale For DMACK

    • First event after debut WRC victory.
    • Final round in DMACK’s most successful season.
    • Demanding event with diverse surfaces and conditions.

    Just two weeks after winning its debut FIA World Rally Championship event on home soil at Wales Rally GB, DMACK will cross to the other side of the world for some Aussie action at Kennards Hire Rally Australia next week.

    The final round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship will bring DMACK’s most successful season to a close, with a tough event based around Coffs Harbour – halfway between Sydney and Brisbane.

    The event is a demanding way to round off the championship with a varied mix of high-speed gravel roads on offer. After taking their debut victory last time out at Wales Rally GB, Elfyn Evans and Dan Barritt will depend on DMACK’s rally-winning DMG+22 gravel tyres to master the challenge down-under.

    The nominated hard GH34 compound will be the main choice, and a maximum of 32 are permitted, while the soft GS84 is also available as the second choice.

    Most of the action takes place over public, shire roads but some of the stages venture through thick forests and jungle areas – where dust can hang in the air. The dense rainforests can block sunlight, creating tough driving conditions for competitors.

    Another of Rally Australia’s traditional challenges is the huge Nambucca stage at almost 49km in length. It’s run on Saturday morning before being split in two for a repeat in the afternoon.

    The event, famed for its stunning coastal vistas, ventures north for a three-stage loop on Friday before the popular Saturday stages around Bowraville to the south. Then it’s back north again on Sunday for the final stages of the WRC season.

    Dick Cormack, DMACK managing director, said: “Rally GB was the highlight of our seven years in WRC and a huge achievement for DMACK. We are looking forward now to Australia which is set to be a really demanding event to finish off the season – its many surfaces and stage characteristics will make it a tough rally.”

    Elfyn Evans, DMACK WRC driver, said: “We had an historic result on our home rally just a few weeks ago and achieved one of our main targets for the season. We missed Australia last year so it will be important to cover the miles, get the experience this year and work on our pacenotes.”

    Tyre Information: List 1 for R5 and WRC 2
    DMACK 205/65R15 DMG+22
    First choice: GS44 hard compound (30)
    Second choice: GS62B soft compound (16)
    Maximum allowed: 30
    Tyre Information: List 2 for WRC
    DMACK 205/65R15 DMG+22
    First choice: GS34 hard compound (32)
    Second choice: GH84 soft compound (16)
    Maximum allowed: 32
    Event Information
    Based: Coffs Harbour, Australia
    Start: Coffs Harbour, 07.30 on Friday 17 November
    Finish: Coffs Harbour, 15.30 on Sunday 19 November
    Stages: 21 stages, 318.33km
    Longest stage: SS9 Nambucca 48.89km
    Tšnak: "Better than I expected. Lots of sideways - and we enjoy that."

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    @DMACK_Tyres
    We reached all our goals in WRC 2017, won first event, fastest times on 7 rallies, led 4 rallies, 3 podiums. Next year no DMACK WRC car but we focus on product development & commercial opportunities, building on this success.

    https://twitter.com/DMACK_Tyres/stat...28591268093952
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    MN confirming what I said a few days ago:

    DMACK to step back from full-time WRC in 2018
    https://www.motorsport-news.co.uk/ne...e-wrc-in-2018/
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    @DMACK_Tyres

    Interesting WRC stats: last year we scored fastest times on 6 rallies, this year 7.

    A DMACK driver has scored the third highest amount of WRC stage wins for 2 years in a row. Tanak in 2016 (30) and Evans in 2017 (26 so far).
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    the title for sure is misleading since Cormack said:

    1)“We know we’re not ready to supply a main manufacturer for a full season yet. We know we have to work on certain areas before we get there, but as we’ve shown this year we have a rally-winning tyre which, on a [manufacturer’s] third or fourth car could be extremely valuable in terms of championship points next season.”

    2)This in no way means we’re walking away from the WRC and if we can’t find [a manufacturer] agreement then we will pick out some events and try to win those with a hired car

    Please david use more appropriate titles,don't use misleading titles for more clicks.
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    bring back acropolis rally to wrc calendar

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