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Ducati: The Pikes Peak Story (Video)

2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

In the 2011 edition of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Carlin Dunne not only won the 1205cc class aboard a Ducati Multistrada 1200, he also set the all-time motorcycle record.

And for 2012, Dunne will return to the 90th edition of "The Race to the Clouds" on July 8, competing on the Ducati Multistrada 1200 with sponsorship once again arrive from Spider Grips.

Joining Dunne once again will be another notorious name with Pikes Peak – six-time winner Greg Tracy. For an inside look into this unique race, Ducati produced the above video – Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2011- The Ducati Story.

Following’s a breakdown of each rider’s stats:

  • Carlin Dunne – 2011 Rookie of the Year, 2011 1205cc Class Winner with the Multistrada 1200 and 2011 King of the Mountain setting the all-time event motorcycle record.
  • Greg Tracy – Pikes Peak six-time winner, 2010 1205cc Class Winner on the Multistrada 1200 and 2008 1205cc Class Winner on the Ducati Hypermotard 1100S.

Ducati says it invites all adventure seeking race enthusiasts to take part in the 2012 PPIHC effort by joining the team in Colorado this July for a Multistrada gathering, beautiful riding in the Rockies and attending this spectacular race.

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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