Although the live TV coverage was awful, with no in car shots, no live timing and presenters that didnt have a clue….Sébastien Loeb raced to victory at Pikes Peak yesterday.
He smashed the course record by completing the 12.42 mile climb in an amazing 8m13.878 seconds. His Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak car averaged a speed of 87.471 MPH.
Last years best, and course record was 9m46.164 seconds. Loeb managed to beat the 8m15 second time that Peugeot Sport had calculated it would be run in.
The record happened 25 years since Ari Vatanen broke the Pikes Peak record in his 405 T16, that was in a time of 10m 47.220 seconds.