DMACK Crew Runner-Up In Competitive Italian Championship

DMACK Crew Runner-Up In Competitive Italian Championship

The DMACK-supported crew of Umberto Scandola and Guido d’Amore secured a stunning second overall in the 2018 Italian Rally Championship after the final round of the series at Rally Due Valli last weekend.

The result marked an impressive debut for British brand DMACK, fighting off competition from four other major tyre manufacturers as it competed in Italy for the first time. Driving a Skoda Italy-backed Fabia R5 run by S.A. Motorsport, Scandola had a season of strong results on the mainly-Tarmac based championship.

Three podium finishes, including a dominant victory on the penultimate event at Rally Adriatico, saw him come to the final round with a half point championship lead.

The battle last weekend on the Verona-based Due Valli was intense and, despite being slowed by a small mechanical problem, Scandola collected enough points to secure runner-up position in the championship.

The result capped-off a strong debut for DMACK, once again demonstrating that its asphalt products, led by the DMT-RC22 tyre, are capable of challenging for overall honours on one of the most competitive series in Europe, against tyre manufacturers with much more experience of the events and conditions.

The Italian market is a key one for DMACK with the appointment of a new dealer, Monza Gomme, earlier this year helping to strengthen sales and technical support to customers at all levels.

Dick Cormack, DMACK managing director, said: “Umberto and the team have delivered a very strong season full of excellent results in Italy. The championship is one of the most competitive and closely-fought but DMACK has once again delivered against Pirelli, Michelin, Yokohama and Hankook. Both our gravel and Tarmac products continue to demonstrate the performance required to battle for and win key national and regional championships.”

Umberto Scandola said: “It was another exciting season with a big challenge between drivers and manufacturer teams. This year our team, the Skoda Fabia R5 and DMACK tyres have allowed us to win a race and finish three times on the podium, and always be competitive in the very different race conditions. We tried so hard for the championship but second is a result I’m very happy with. We have all achieved so much this year against competitors with much more experience of this championship.”

2018-10-15

DMACK Crew Runner-Up In Competitive Italian Championship
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