While Monster Tajima's 9:51.278 drive was the most notable record-breaking time at Pikes Peak this year, the addition of new paved sections also allowed a new best time to be set for the motorcycle class. Carlin Dunne, the owner of Ducati Santa Barbara in California, dominated the motorcycle division in a stock Multistrada 1200, completing the 12.42 mile course in 11:11.32.
Dunne's fellow Ducati riders didn't fare so well. Six-time winner Greg Tracy fell on the slippery, gravel-covered pavement, and Mark Cernicky, after qualifying second, suffered a flat tire just a few minutes into his run.
The record for an electric motorcycle was also broken at Pikes Peak this year. Chip Yates laid down a time of 12:50.094, besting the record set last year by more than four minutes.
Follow the jump for the PR from Ducati, and you can see photos of Carlin Dunne and his Ducati Multistrada 1200 at Pikes Peak in the gallery below.Permalink | Email this | Comments