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    no link here? i will fix it http://www.dmacktyres.com/evans-join...7-wrc-campaign


    British tyre manufacturer DMACK will continue to compete at the pinnacle of world motorsport for the seventh consecutive season, with confirmation that it will contest the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship.

    Heading the challenge for the DMACK World Rally Team will be 28-year-old Welshman Elfyn Evans in a 2017-specification Ford Fiesta WRC. Reigning British Rally Champion Evans will be reunited with long-term English co-driver Daniel Barritt – making it a truly British team.

    Evans has had a short but successful partnership with DMACK, lifting the 2016 British Rally Championship title after winning five of the seven rounds and taking overall victory at the Bettega Memorial rally last month.

    He will be at the wheel of M-Sport’s groundbreaking Ford Fiesta WRC and will be nominated as M-Sport’s third points scoring driver when the series kicks off with the iconic Rally Monte Carlo. The pair will finalise their preparations with a pre-event test in France on Friday 13 January.

    DMACK will also continue its WRC 2 seven-round programme for the winners of last year’s Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy. Champion Osian Pryce from Wales will be joined by Finland’s Max Vatanen and Northern Irishman Jon Armstrong – all three sharing the prize drives in an M-Sport Fiesta R5.

    The Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy, which has seen DMACK provide the biggest prize in world rallying to the world’s best young talent for the past three years, is set to become the FIA Junior WRC this season.

    Comprising six rounds of the WRC, drivers from around the world will compete in identical Fiesta R2T cars run by M-Sport – again battling for the Drive DMACK prize of a full season in WRC 2.

    DMACK will compete alongside Michelin as approved WRC tyre manufacturers for the seventh consecutive season. Last year was the firm’s most successful campaign, scoring 30 fastest stage times and leading two rallies outright after an intense 15-month period of technical development.

    For 2017, DMACK will continue to supply its DMACK Grippa tyre range with performance upgrades to suit both WRC and WRC 2 competitors. The asphalt tyre has a revised tread pattern, profile and compounds while the successful gravel tyre benefits from performance enhancements including a run-flat construction.

    Both the Monte Carlo and Sweden winter tyres have been completely redesigned with new tread patterns and studding systems.

    DMACK’s 2017 season kicks off with Rally Monte Carlo which blasts away from Casino Square in Monaco on Thursday 19 January.

    Dick Cormack, DMACK managing director, said: “Last year was pivotal in DMACK’s history – from both a performance and technical development aspect. Our small but extremely focused team has made huge strides forward and we’re determined to maintain that progression this season.

    “Elfyn has been a great ambassador for DMACK when dominating the British championship and I’m confident his hunger for success will shine through this year.”

    Elfyn Evans, DMACK WRC driver, said: “I’m really excited to be back driving a WRC car again at an exciting period for the sport with the new generation cars – and I’m thankful to DMACK for the opportunity. I’ve really enjoyed working with them over the last 12 months and being part of the development of new 2017 products.

    “Being away from the top level for a season has been really hard, but it’s made me more motivated and determined to make the most of this opportunity.”
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    Feels like somewhat of a mismatch for me considering Evans is more of a tarmac driver and Dmacks tarmac tyre hasn't been too competitive so I'm not expecting anything exciting. Will be interesting to see how their tarmac tyre has developed though, Evans will be a good benchmark for that purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigWorm View Post
    Feels like somewhat of a mismatch for me considering Evans is more of a tarmac driver and Dmacks tarmac tyre hasn't been too competitive so I'm not expecting anything exciting. Will be interesting to see how their tarmac tyre has developed though, Evans will be a good benchmark for that purpose.
    Tarmac is where DMack need to progress so need a decent tarmac driver...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Tarmac is where DMack need to progress so need a decent tarmac driver...
    Is Evans driving in Dmack livery fiesta with Michelin tyres?

    DMACK World Rally Team will compete in 2017 @OfficialWRC for the 7th consecutive season. @DMACK_Tyres and @Michelin_Sport as tyre suppliers

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    It's a bit strange D-Mack still calling themselves a WRT when they score points for M-Sport. They are really only a tyre-supplier/sponsor...

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    Wrt because of WRC 2 team. I think here the team drive with their own tyres. Evans M-sport is only sponsoring. The team have only one tyresupplier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Tarmac is where DMack need to progress so need a decent tarmac driver...
    Yep, in Evans they got just that. Still a work in progress with their tyres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLuto View Post
    But he was doing BRC with DMack.
    Justed pointed out the factual error regarding WRC2. That's all.
    Never stop dreaming because one day it might happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franky View Post
    Justed pointed out the factual error regarding WRC2. That's all.
    I just meant he did a good job in WRC2 which helped his profile for 2017.

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    Very nice


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