Motorcycle Racing News Ducati at Pikes Peak: Day 3 & 4 (Video)

Ducati at Pikes Peak: Day 3 & 4 (Video)

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2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

In these videos of Day 3 and 4 at the 2011 International Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Ducati riders discuss the challenges they face during practice for Sunday’s race.

In the Day 3 video, Spider Grips Ducati Team rider Alexander Smith talks about the Pikes climb, comparing the street sections to the Isle of Man TT. He then discusses how you need a bike like the Ducati Multistrada 1200 to dominate these sections, but also be competitive in the dirt sections of the 12.42-mile hill climb.

In the Day 4 Ducati video, Mark Cernicky, an editor at Cycle World, discusses the challenges he faces competing on the Ducati Multistrada. In this video, Santa Barbara Ducati rider Carlin Dunn also discusses the challenges of Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

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. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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