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Video: Onboard with a Pikes Peak champion

Submitted by on July 3, 2014

Pikes Peak winnerThis is the kind of driving it takes to win at Pikes Peak in 2014.

Romain Dumas took out the top honors in the Unlimited Class at Pikes Peak this year, squeezing every last drop of speed from his Norma M20 RD to attack the mountain and record a time of 9 minutes, 5.81 seconds in total. This gave him first place overall by around three full seconds! While like many we miss the days of an unsealed surface at Pikes Peak, we’re well aware that it’s far from a walk in the park for drivers today – just look at the speed Dumas is carrying through some of those bends!

It has been reported that Romain wanted to break the 9 minute barrier, however gusty winds and a slippery surface prevented him from doing so.

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