Mitsubishi Races to 1-2 Finish at 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
Mitsubishi raced to an impressive 1-2 finish in the Electric Vehicle division of the 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Six-time PPIHC motorcycle champion Greg Tracy and two-time Dakar Rally winner Hiroshi Masuoka took their MiEV Evolution III all-electric prototype racecars to the finish line before any other competitor, with Tracy finishing a mere 2.4 seconds behind the overall 2014 Pikes Peak winner and his gas-powered Le Mans sports car prototype.
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In addition to setting a new record in the Electric Vehicle division by completing the climb in only 9 minutes and 8.188 seconds, Tracy became Pike Peak’s first participant to record a sub-10 minute lap time in both two-wheel and four-wheel racing categories.
“The Mitsubishi Motors team prepared a fantastic car for me,” he said. “This victory was truly a team effort. I want to thank the team and also Masuoka-san for developing such a phenomenal racing machine in the MiEV Evolution III.”