Widely considered America’s most comparable event in relation to pure road racing, two wheel action at the 96th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb saw a host of meeting specialists and event newcomers show stellar form.
The battle for overall honours, was lead by the heavyweight class duo of Carlin Dunne and Rennie Scaysbrook.
Multiple times out right Pikes Peak champion Dunne, piloting a Ducati North America backed 1260 Multistrada steed, added yet another overall victory to his stellar event CV, edging out KTM mounted Scaysbrook (9.59.794) by just 0.692 of a second, having lapped at 9 minutes 59.102 seconds.
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Finalising the top three finishers, plus leading the middleweight class challenge was reigning overall victor Chris Fillmore (10.04.038).
Placing’s 4th, 5th and 6th on the result sheets went to Codie Vahsholtz (10.12.703), Thilo Gunther (10.16.637) and impressive female debutant Lucy Glockner (10.21.932).
Davey Durelle (10.36.010) finished 7th, whilst former TT Races competitor Rafael Paschoalin (10.38.380), Lightweight class front runner Tyler O’Hara (11.04.342) and Travis Newbold concluded the top ten finishers.
Reigning electric class champion Rob Barber, latest Pikes Peak expedition ended in disappointment, as he crashed out of proceedings following a front brake failure on the Buckeye Current Racing machine.
Overall results from the 96th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, are as follows:
1 Carlin Dunne 9.59.102
2 Rennie Scaysbrook 9.59.794
3 Chris Fillmore 10.04.038
4 Codie Vahsholtz 10.12.703
5 Thilo Gunther 10.16.637
6 Lucy Glockner 10.21.932
7 Davey Durelle 10.36.010
8 Rafael Paschoalin 10.38.380
9 Tyler O’Hara 11.04.342
10 Travis Newbold 11.13.945
11 Joseph Toner 11.29.134
12 Akinori Inoue 11.34.021
13 Darryl Lujan 11.39.620
14 Michael Woolaway 11.40.742
15 Theo Bernhard 12.03.676
16 Mark Bartle 12.13.716
17 Doug Chestnutt 12.33.599
Words by Stevie Rial