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    Tänak: "Better than I expected. Lots of sideways - and we enjoy that."

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    but an important correction
    Those co-drivers spelling mistakes were those little ones
    "quattro best 4wd rallycar ever"

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    Tänak: "Better than I expected. Lots of sideways - and we enjoy that."

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    DMACK Tyres added 3 new photos.
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    DMACK Enters New Era With WRC Gravel Tyre In Spain
    • First new DMACK WRC gravel tyre tread for five years.
    • New WRC tyre features upgraded compounds and construction.
    • Jon Armstrong takes up second WRC 2 prize drive.
    • Deciding final round of DMACK-backed FIA Junior WRC.
    For the first time in five years, DMACK will unveil a new gravel tread pattern for WRC cars in the FIA World Rally Championship. The DMG+2 has been used since 2012, helping DMACK to lead five WRC events and win 47 gravel stages, but it will make way for the new DMG+22 at Rally RACC - Rally de España next week.
    It was on this event that DMACK scored its very first WRC stage win back in 2012 and the British tyre manufacturer is now set to enter a new era. The new DMG+22 tyre features the same tread pattern which has been used successfully in WRC 2 and WRC 3 this season and should be more suited to the final three events remaining this year.
    The pattern is more open than its predecessor, providing enhanced performance in wet, muddy and loose conditions, and features a revised run-flat construction. Both permitted compounds, the soft GS84 and hard GH34, are softer than the original compounds used earlier in the season.
    DMACK’s WRC stars Elfyn Evans and Dan Barritt will use the new gravel tyres for Friday’s opening day – they have a total of 16 tyres at their disposal. Then their Ford Fiesta WRC will get changed to Tarmac specification by the expert M-Sport World Rally Team technicians during a specially-extended service on Friday evening.
    They swap to DMT-RC22 asphalt tyres and have S6+ soft and H6+BB hard options for two days of racing on Spain’s smooth, flowing Tarmac roads.
    After a strong display on their WRC 2 debut in Germany, Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy prize-winners Jon Armstrong and Noel O’Sullivan have their second event in a M-Sport Fiesta R5 in Spain.
    It’s also the final round of the DMACK-backed FIA Junior WRC with local-stars Nil Solans and Miki Ibanez aiming to shine on their home rally to lift the coveted title.
    Rally de España starts from Salou on Thursday evening with six gravel tests on Friday in the hills to the west of the town. Then it’s two full days on Tarmac to the north of Salou before the final podium on Sunday afternoon.
    Dick Cormack, DMACK managing director, said: “We’ve been working hard on development this season and the new WRC gravel tyres are the result of ongoing assessment and evaluation during events this year. We are confident that they will be more suited to the conditions on the final three rallies.”
    Elfyn Evans, DMACK WRC driver, said: “We’re looking forward to trying the new specification gravel tyre in competition for the first time and it will be interesting to see how it performs in the range of conditions over the last three events. We’re pushing again for another strong drive in Spain and especially to help our M-Sport team in the manufacturer championship battle.”
    Tyre Information: List 1 (WRC 2)
    Gravel tyre: DMACK 205/65R15 DMG+22
    Compounds: GS62B soft (10) and GH44 hard (14). Maximum 14.
    Tarmac tyre: DMACK 225/40R18 DMT-RC22
    Compounds: S6+ soft (12), H6+B hard (14) and W5+ wet (8). Maximum 14.
    Tyre Information: List 2 (WRC)
    Gravel tyre: DMACK 205/65R15 DMG+22
    Compounds: GS84 soft (10) and GH34 hard (14). Maximum 16.
    Tarmac tyre: DMACK 225/40R18 DMT-RC22
    Compounds: S6+ soft (12), H6+BB hard (16) and W5+ wet (8). Maximum 16.
    Tyre Information: Junior WRC
    Gravel tyre: DMACK 175/70R15 DMG+22
    Compounds: GH43. Maximum 12.
    Tarmac tyre: DMACK 195/50R16 DMT-RC2
    Compounds: S5 soft (8) and H5 hard (14). Maximum 14
    Total for event: 24
    Event Information
    Based: Salou, Spain
    Start: Salou, 20.00 on Thursday 5 October
    Finish: Salou, 14.00 on Sunday 8 October
    Stages: 19 stages, 310.00km
    Longest stage: SS3+6 Terra Alta 38.95km

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    The political and secutity sitiuation is very difficult in Catalonia. What happend with the rally if this goes wrong. We don't know offcouse. But its a vulcano after 1 october.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/11/w...pgtype=article

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    Traxx - WR is Free‏*@Traxx_WiF
    Mikkelsen utilisera en Catalogne (règlement oblige) les réglages de diff de Paddon qui ne lui conviennent pas http://bit.ly/2xIW6C4



    any French speaking mate to elaborate?

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    Q: The I20 Coupé WRC, has it made an evolution between now and your first drive with it, in spring?
    A: It's difficult to say because that's a while ago. Also, last week, I have driven with the differential set-up for Hayden Paddon, which doesn't perfectly fit my driving style on gravel. I have to adapt because it's not possible to change it for Rally Catalunya. The regulations demand that certain elements are used on multiple events. This second day has been a bit difficult, but I remain confident. The team of Hyundai succeeds in making a setup which will be better for me on gravel. Having that said, with the potential of the i20, I'm sure I can be competitive in Spain.

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    He says that he has to drive with Paddon's setup for the differentials in Spain because FIA has some rules about the mechanical parts to be used in couple of rallies without changing them. And this setup is not the best for Mikkelsen but despite this he's confident that he can be competitive in Spain.

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    Newbie Question....Will the shakedown be only on gravel or both tarmac and gravel?

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    The first part of the shakedown is gravel, the second one is tarmac.

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