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Pikes Peak record for Loeb

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  • #133333
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    Ludwig
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    As expected (and highly anticipated), Sebastian Loeb managed a spectacular record run in the 91st Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. In the Peugeot 208 T16 (875 hp, 875 kg), he beat the previous record time by over a minute and a half: 8.13.878 (previous record: 2012, Rhys Millen 9.46.164, Hyundai Genesis)

    Run starts at 5.30:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2iw5hydsFI

    #238437
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    Funkyf1
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    Incredible drive along with incredibly bad coverage.

    #238438
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    Ludwig
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    Completely agree, Funkyf1, but I haven’t managed to find any onboard or closer shot footage of the record run yet.

    #238439
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    Funkyf1
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    Search YouTube, Pikes Peak 2013 you will clips that contain on board footage. Thanks for the original post.

    #238440
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    Mads
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    We need a full onboard video! Those overhead shots are completely useless.
    Anyway, I expected him to beat the record. But by that margin? Holy cow.

    #238441
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    Keith Collantine
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    What on earth was going on with the course control, though?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO1wgsWbWSo

    #238442
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    Aditya F. Yahya
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    seriously what’s wrong on those people brains?

    #238443
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    xbx-117
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    Words fail me. Those people. Unbelievable. Still, astounding run by Loeb.

    #238444
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    Nick
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    Great run by Loeb, but those morons are downright suicidally stupid.

    Interesting to see another driver broke the old record as well, but was still miles behind Loeb. Here’s hoping this isn’t a one-off from Loeb and Peugeot.

    #238445
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    TommyB
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    Here’s the full run from onboard. Pure engine sound too. Lovely http://www.redbull.com/en/motorsports/stories/1331598982312/video-loeb-pikes-peak-record

    #238446
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    Keith Collantine
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    On the onboard you can see one of the idiots getting out of the way at 0:47s.

    #238447
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    S.J.M
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    Its a great run, I love the on-boards for Pikes Peak and very well done to Loeb.

    But I have to ask, how recent has it been all tarmac? It can’t have been that long ago right? That must make a massive difference since it used to be a heavy about of gravel going up the peak, which surely makes for a quicker time. I suppose that in times like this safety is a massive concern, and rightly so, but it just feels like its yet another classic race has been “sanitised”.

    #238448
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    Nick
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    @SJM

    According to wikipedia:

    It used to consist of both gravel and paved sections, however as of August 2011, the highway is fully paved and as a result all subsequent runnings will be on tarmac from start to finish. [...] The 2011 running was the last running of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb that had dirt sections of the course, for approximately 30% of the route, as Colorado Springs is being forced by a Sierra Club lawsuit to pave the road all the way to the summit.[3] The paving project was completed in August, 2011.

    Making this the second running on full-tarmac.

    #238449
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    S.J.M
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    Thanks @Nick . Shame it had to happen, if not really too much of a surprise. At least we still have youtube videos of the likes of Rohrl & Vatanen in full sliding mode up the tracks ;)

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