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Dozen Porsche Entries Confirmed For Pikes Peak | SPEED SPORT
April 6, 2021
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – On June 27, a baker’s dozen of Porsche privateers will problem America’s Mountain through the 99th Working of Broadmoor Pikes Peak Int’l Hill Climb.
The dozen Porsche entries will probably be unfold throughout three divisions, Time Assault 1, Pikes Peak Open and the bespoke Porsche Pikes Peak Trophy by Yokohama.
Because it was in 2020, Porsche is in-line to make a problem for the general win when the race returns to its conventional date in June. Main the trouble will probably be Romain Dumas, who returns to Pikes Peak in a Porsche. As introduced on Feb. 15, the Frenchman will crew with longtime supplier and motorsport associate Champion Porsche to area a 911 GT2 RS Clubsport within the in style livery of the Florida operation.
Whereas his all-time report could stay protected, the outright victory is inside the grasp of the track-only variant of the road-going Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Main competitors within the Time Assault 1 Division will come from David Donohue, who was a number one contender within the BBi Autosport-prepared Porsche in 2020. A 3rd Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport – a twin-turbocharged machine able to 700 Hp – has been entered by Germany’s Christoph Breuer. It is going to be his first try on the occasion which can also be wildly in style in Europe and Asia.
Two extra Europeans will journey to Colorado this summer time with first-time aspirations within the Time Assault 1 Division with Porsche-built race automobiles. Laurent Millara has entered a 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 whereas Steve Zimmer has modified his Porsche Cayman GT4 for the extraordinary competitors of Time Assault 1.
5 of the dozen Porsche entries within the Race to the Clouds come within the invitation-only one make division often known as the Porsche Pikes Peak Trophy by Yokohama. Headlining the group of contenders, all racing the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport race automobiles, is veteran rally and stunt driver Tanner Foust.
Difficult Foust will probably be 2020 Rookie of the 12 months Kathryn Mead, who’s making her second begin within the Cayman race automobile after a powerful run final season. Native George Hess is again for an additional try to sit down atop the division standings as is Charles Wirken. Cameron Ingram is the fifth entry within the division. Ingram – whose Street Students is a longtime supporter of eight-time occasion winner and division coach Jeff Zwart – is making his competitors debut within the new mid-engine Porsche after intense preparations.
The Pikes Peak Open Division is dwelling to 3 Porsche-based entries. Raphael Astier – who calls Huntington Seashore, Calif., dwelling – will return to attempt to higher his production-car based mostly occasion report within the BBi-built turbocharged, modified 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup automobile. Andy Kingsley faces down the problem in a modified twin-turbocharged 2002 Porsche 911. Colorado Springs’s personal Chris Strauch seems to impress his neighbors within the division with a 1970 Porsche 914 Huge Physique he has modified.
“The Pikes Peak Hill Climb’s heritage in North America, and the robust worldwide following it has, continues to be a superb venue to showcase Porsche strengths in competitors,” stated Erik Skirmants, Occasion Supervisor, Pikes Peak, Porsche Motorsport North America. “Energy to weight is important in a hill climb, in addition to the examined sturdiness of our motorsport automobiles. We now have a number of modified/shop-prepared Porsches as there has at all times been however with the introduction of the flip key Clubsport fashions, we have now proven that Porsche has sequence produced fashions which are immediately aggressive on the world stage. We’re very pleased with the combination of rivals who will probably be displaying that the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport units the bar for versatility and pace precisely as produced.”