Dumas wins Pikes Peak Hill Climb in just over 9 minutes

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Romain Dumas has claimed overall victory in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, with sports car racing drivers locking out the top two positions in the 95th running of the world-renowned event.

The Frenchman took his specially equipped Norma MXX RD Limited to a 9:05.672 time, unable to eclipse his sub nine-minute winning time from last year due to engine cut-offs early his the run.

It marked Dumas’ third win in the event in the last four years.

His time was nearly 30 seconds clear than the 9:33.797 recorded by Peter Cunningham, who finished second overall in his RealTime Racing-prepared Acura TLX GT.

The Pirelli World Challenge veteran, in his Pikes Peak debut, claimed top class honors in the PPC-Open category in his four-wheel drive Acura, which competed in PWC competition last year.

A number of upgrades were made to the GT-based car, including aero modifications but having remained with the largely stock 2.4-liter twin-turbo V6 engine Cunningham and Ryan Eversley ran in PWC.

RESULTS: Pikes Peak Intl. Hill Climb

Dumas wins Pikes Peak Hill Climb in just over 9 minutes

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