DMACK Releases 2012 WRC Tyre Range
DMACK Tyres has unveiled its new range of tyres for the 2012 FIA World Rally Championship and it includes an all-new asphalt winter tyre and upgrades to other asphalt, gravel and snow tyres.
As part of the collection, DMACK has designed and tested a brand new studded asphalt tyre specifically for the demands of Rallye Monte Carlo – the opening round of next season’s championship. The 18” DMT-ICE features an aggressive open tread pattern to deal with snow and ice, and the 224 metal pin studs, each with 2mm protrusion, will help maximise grip and traction.
Also for Monte Carlo, a new extra-soft compound of the DMT-RC asphalt tyre will be available. DMACK has improved the construction to increase performance and will provide hard and soft compounds for the traditional asphalt events.
The DMACK gravel tyre underwent significant development during 2011 culminating in the introduction of the DMG Plus for Rally GB – where Ott Tanak used it to finish sixth overall. It features increased block size, distance between the blocks and tread depth – providing an improved tread design which delivers an enhanced footprint. Kevlar sidewalls offer protection against punctures and the tyre is available in hard and soft compounds.
DMACK’s other successful tyre, the DMG-ICE, is already well-proven after winning on its debut at Rally Sweden 2011. The innovative open V pattern design remains for 2012 but the construction and compound stiffness have been improved and the stud length has been increased to 7mm.
The range continues DMACK’s ethos of providing affordable high-performance rally tyres for WRC competitors with a focus on durability and puncture resistance.
Dick Cormack, DMACK Tyres motorsport director, said: “We’re really excited about the new range of WRC tyres for 2012. After such a great finish to our inaugural season in the world championship, with a sixth at Rally GB, we are keen to raise the performance and keep the momentum moving. We’ve undertaken a huge amount of development in our first year and now it’s time to put that knowledge into practice.”