This past weekend was held the Rise in International Pikes Peak 2016. This spectacular competition had as its protagonist the French Romain Dumas, who managed to proclaim himself the winner, as it already did in 2014. To put a little more complication to the matter, I must say that Dumas a week ago also won in the 24 hours of Le Mans onboard the Porsche 919 Hybrid.
In this test of almost 20 kilometres and 156 corners, put behind the wheel of a barqueta Standard M20RD Limited and I got a time of 8:51.445. A mark which is not bad but not go down in history, as it is far away of 8:13.878 of Sébastien Loeb in 2013 with the Peugeot 208 T16. In second position was Rhys Millen, winner of the last year, with a time of 8:57.118.
Millen was at the wheel of the prototype electric eO PP100 and don’t underestimate your brand, as this is the first time that an electric get down the barrier of nine minutes. In third position we find Tetsuya Yamano that he got a time of 09:06.015 in a vehicle that has given much to talk about, the Honda 4-Motor EV Concept.
This prototype electric based on the Honda NSX, it was presented with its two electric motors, mounted one on each axis, getting the awd. The fifth position was relegated Nobuhiro Tajima, a pilot historic Pikes Peak, when he scored ten victories. In the edition 2016 in accordance with lowering of the ten minutes with a prototype electric.
Source – Autoblog