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Pikes Peak 2013.

Post by JamieWhincup#1 on Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:01 am

Sebastien Loeb has obliterated the record time at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado by an incredible 92 seconds!

The nine-time World Rally Champion took his unlimited class Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak to a time of 8m13.87s crushing the record set last year by Rhys Millen.

The much-anticipated run up the 19.99-kilometre 156-turn course lived to up to the billing with a massive crowd around the course and millions watching on-line.

“It’s absolutely amazing, incredible that you put all this time and preparation and it all comes down to this one run,” Loeb said.

“I thought anything from 8m15s would be a really good time so I’m very happy to do this.”

Loeb’s appearance marked 25 years since Ari Vatanen set the then record of 10m47.220s in a Peugeot 405 T16. That run was made famous in the film ‘Climb Dance.’

Even though the entire course now fully paved, Loeb’s performance is still incredible.

“More than anything it’s just a release and I’m happy to get to the end,” Loeb continued.

“Above all I tried to be a bit careful because there was no possibility to make a mistake on a race like this. It’s nice to get to the summit where it’s very cool because it was getting quite hot in the car.”

“Peugeot has put so much resource, time and effort into this and so much emotion too. It’s very satisfying to deliver this for them.”

In the coming weeks a detailed film is sure to be released in the same style as ‘Climb Dance.’



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Post by TEEROY 34 on Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:40 pm

im not sure this record really counts, the course has been paved/bitumised all the way to the top now so it was always going to be smashed this year.

Good on him, I don't doubt the drive was exceptional as hes a bit of a freak.
If you didn't catch the tube vid on Rhys Millens run last year at the record prior to it being paved, its well worth watching.
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Post by JamieWhincup#1 on Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:24 pm

TEEROY 34 wrote:im not sure this record really counts, the course has been paved/bitumised all the way to the top now so it was always going to be smashed this year.

Good on him, I don't doubt the drive was exceptional as hes a bit of a freak.
If you didn't catch the tube vid on Rhys Millens run last year at the record prior to it being paved, its well worth watching.

Last year was fully paved.



But nothing beats  Ari Vatanen in '88 or Rod Millen in '94. Rod will forever hold the record of the fastest full dirt time Smile


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Post by TEEROY 34 on Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:02 pm

I must have lost a year there somewhere, thats what 3 kids does to you, you miss a year and you age 5, haha.

You sure?, I thought it was only last year they had the big doco on Red Bulls attempt at the record via Rhys Mullen,
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Post by JamieWhincup#1 on Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:16 pm

Onboard from Loebs record run Shocked 




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Post by sempeR on Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:46 pm

My understanding was also that this is the first year it has been fully paved, bro.

But as it turns out, the pikes peak highway was fully paved in october 2011 Smile
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