Colorado Springs, November 25--------Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Fans can experience the thrills and excitement of the record-setting 2013 Race On Altitude Sports In November and December a total of nine times.
The first showing of King of the Peak: The 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, produced by Red Bull TV, will air this Thursday, Thanksgiving evening at 7:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Altitude Sports HD on their cable outlets across the West in 10 states.
Once again, race fans can see French driver Sebastien Loeb’s record-smashing rush to the summit of America’s Mountain that set the new Pikes Peak record, breaking the previous best by a minute and a half.
Nine-time World Rally Champion Loeb of France set the racing world ablaze on June 30 when he obliterated the overall race record in the 91st running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. In his first appearance in the “Race to the Clouds,” Loeb maneuvered through the 156 turns on the 12.42-mile course in 8:13.878, more than a minute-and-a-half faster than the previous race record of 9:46.181 set by Rhys Millen last year.
“I felt really good in the car, and I pushed it hard from the start to the finish,” Loeb said. “I made no mistakes, and I felt the race was really good. To drive a car like this and race up here (to the top) is what makes this special. It’s amazing.”
Driving a Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak in the Unlimited class, Loeb averaged 87.471 miles per hour while setting the record. Millen finished a distant second with a time of 9:02.192, the second fastest time in the history of the race, in his 2013 Hyundai PM580T, and Jean-Philippe Dayraut of France also topped the previous record with a time of 9:42.740 while driving a 2011 Mini Countryman.