Martin Prokop will use DMACK tyres for his entire 2013 World Rally Championship campaign, it has been announced.
The Czech driver, who drove DMACK to its best-ever WRC finish of fourth in Rally Argentina in 2012, will begin his season next week on Rallye Monte Carlo in his Ford Fiesta RS WRC car. He is currently planning to do 11 of the 13 WRC events, with Argentina and Australia still to be confirmed.
Prokop will be joined on the iconic WRC opening event by Michal Kosciuszko, who will drive a Ralliart Italia-prepared MINI WRC, also utilising DMACK tyres.
DMACK will also have two pilots in action in Sweden too, with Jari Ketomaa set to compete in a second Ford Fiesta RS WRC. Ketomaa, who has helped DMACK develop an all-new winter snow tyre, will tackle the Latvian Rally Liepâja-Ventspils, the second round of the all-new FIA European Rally Championship pre-Sweden. The Finn will use an Autotek Fiesta RRC car there.
“We have a much improved winter snow tyre this year and expect it to be popular in both Latvia and Sweden. Jari will be strong on these events and we're confident he can demonstrate how much progress we've made,” said Dick Cormack, DMACK motorsport director.
Meanwhile, DMACK has also confirmed it will be the tyre partner to the Ralliart Italy Cup in 2013 - an FIA-approved one-make series which offers 'an affordable option' for competitors to contest the new WRC2 championship.