DMACK tires motorsport director Dick Cormack has described his company's Production Car World Rally Championship win on last week's Rally Sweden as a dream result for the Chinese firm.
DMACK is the only other FIA-sanctioned tire supplier to the WRC apart from Michelin and, while the factory cars run on the French covers, private drivers are looking to DMACK for a cheaper alternative. Martin Semerad provided DMACK's finest hour in the freezing temperatures of last week's WRC opener.
The company also celebrated its first top-10 stage time, when Martin Prokop posted seventh quickest on his way to 12th overall on DMACK's Ice tire.
Cormack said: "It's been a dream result for us this weekend – we could never have imagined that a driver on DMACK tires could win in our very first WRC event. We were quietly confident regarding the performance and durability of the tires, but now it has been proven on the world stage and during some of the toughest winter conditions.
"It's been a very successful weekend for DMACK and we've proved that our tires can perform well on WRC, S2000 and Group N cars. The results will certainly give competitors a strong sense of confidence now to use our product."
Semerad added: "This is unbelievable – a great feeling. We didn't expect to be in this position as we had decided to be patient on this rally and that has paid off. It's just my second time here at Sweden and we knew it would be difficult to keep up with the local drivers. To score fastest times and take the win in PWRC is a big surprise."