DMACK Launches New WRC Asphalt Tyre Range
Playing its mid-season joker, which permits the firm to homologate a new specification asphalt tyre, DMACK will debut a revised version of its dry weather DMT-RC2 along with the all-new DMT-W full wet pattern.
Competitors tackling the tricky German round of the world series will have access to two new dry compounds in the DMT-RC, a soft S5+ and the hard H5+. Both feature upgraded constructions and the latest compounding technology - the result of four months testing and development.
Alongside the dry pattern, and in response to new FIA regulations to enhance safety in wet weather, DMACK has also launched the all-new DMT-W. Designed specifically to cope with standing water and wet asphalt, the symmetrical pattern features deep grooves to clear water but still retains large surface blocks, allowing it to be used in drying conditions.
The new British-built products have been developed as part of DMACK's technical and manufacturing partnership with the Avon Motorsport arm of Cooper Tire, using the same principles that have seen its recently upgraded gravel tyres take 16 WRC stage victories over the last three events.
While the new range offers enhanced performance, the development of a leading asphalt tyre is more complex and long-term than a gravel equivalent and DMACK will develop its DMT-RC2 product even further during the remainder of the season.
Dick Cormack, DMACK managing director, said: "At the start of the season we outlined our intent to take DMACK to the next level through testing and product development. We've proved our ability with the gravel tyres and we've been working intently on the asphalt products. Our new range is a significant step forward and, while targeted initially at WRC, will provide a viable option for regional and national championships."