Pikes Peak

Brogan

🦶 Leg end
Staff Member
Wow!
That was one hell of a crash and it's testament to the safety cage and harness that they survived.
 

RickD

Pole Sitter
WOW, Ari shows some serious skills there.

There sound like some complete morons there in the second video, but what a crash.. Guess this is what happens when talent runs out.. Glad they were OK..
 

Senna's_right_foot

Pole Sitter
Supporter
Brogan - There is also armco placed on several of the higher altitude turns (including the turn you see from the spectacular helicopter shot in the Climb Dance film). I'm all for safety measures but to be honest you kind of know what you're getting yourself into by entering a competition to drive up a mountain. The danger should be limited but you shouldn't be handed get-out-of-jail-free cards. It certainly doesn't require as much skill as it used to, Loeb's car is basically a 908 HDI FAP Le Mans car, rather than the rally/rallycross-style cars of old.
 

tooncheese

Hans Heyer
Contributor
I read earlier a Peugot engineer saying how 6 months of preperation goes into something that may only last 8 minutes!
 

Greenlantern101

Super Hero And All Round Good Guy
Contributor
As some of you may know. Sebastian Loeb will on Sunday 30th be attempting to break the record on the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in the Peugeot T16. This has been many months in the build up and I am rather excited to find it will be streamed on the internet for all to watch.

http://www.redbull.com/en/motorsports/events/1331586339602/pikes-peak-international-hill-climb

If your not excited. Have a look at this beast of a car. 875bhp and weighs 875Kg. Yup so for those good with math that is exactly 1000bhp per ton. Excited yet.

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How about now.
 

Greenlantern101

Super Hero And All Round Good Guy
Contributor
Done some more investigating and I can't see a running order anywhere, I assume it must be so changable they don't bother. But I have found out it starts at 8am Colorado time which is 3pm UK time. Perfect for watching after Silverstone has finished. Thats my lazy Sunday sorted.

Some good info on the big names trying for the record (9:46.164) in the unlimited class.
http://www.ppihc.com/updates/2013/0...ecord-attempt-at-pikes-peak-at-full-throttle/
 

FB

Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
I can see that rear wing turning up on a Citroen Saxo thumping round the streets of Hull with a young laddy in a baseball cap and music at a volume deaf people can hear any day soon
 

Greenlantern101

Super Hero And All Round Good Guy
Contributor
And the award for 'the least amount of racing footage shown during a race' goes to redbull Tv.
Come on up and collect your steaming heap of shit award.
No ****ing idea when Leob is on can't watch this turd fest much longer.
 
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