News Ducati at Pikes Peak: Day 1 & 2 (Video)

Ducati at Pikes Peak: Day 1 & 2 (Video)

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Ducati Pikes Peak Video

Follow the Spider Grips Ducati Team as they compete at the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with six-time winner Greg Tracy and his teammate Alexander Smith aboard the Ducati Multistrada 1200.

In the Day 1 video, the Ducati team previews what it’s going to take to be competitive while climbing 14,000 feet.

In the Day 2 video, Tracy explains the conditions during Wednesday’s practice session, when he crashed, breaking off a foot peg on the Ducati Multistrada. But Tracy picked the bike back up and finished

At the 2010 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Tracy took the win in the 1200cc class aboard a Ducati Multistrada 1200.

Tracy, who dons the number 555 aboard his Ducati, posted took Pikes Peak at 11:46.6, with his teammate Alexander Smith taking third with a 12.53.4 in the same class.

The team returns with fury this year, as Tracy will look to keep his title at the 12.42-mile course featuring 156 turns. The race is slated for Sunday, June 26.

About Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Pikes Peak begins at 9,390 feet and finishes at the 14,110 foot summit of Pikes Peak. As the drivers climb toward the summit, the thin air slows reflexes and saps muscle strength. The thin air also robs engines of 30-percent of their power at the summit. Competitors and vehicles must be in top shape simply to finish…let alone win!

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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