Honda aiming for Pikes Peak record

American Honda is looking to break records on this year’s Pike Peak International Hill Climb in June.  The company has taken limited sponsorship of the event and will be pressing vehicles into multiple classes with hopes of taking overall victory and setting a record for the most number of classes entered by a single manufacturer.

Honda has entered a swatch of cars and motorcycles into the Hill Climb this year, with a total of ten vehicles competing in car, motorcycle, and ATV races on the historic weekend.

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is a challenging race and despite the newly-paved road going all the way to the top, vehicle and driver must still suffer through a 12.42-mile course that siwtchbacks through 156 turns and climbs from 9,390 feet to 14,110 feet at the summit.

Vehicles often choke or lose significant power – around 30 percent for most as they ascend – due to the thin air at such high altitudes.

This year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb takes place on June 29 and 30.

Aaron Turpen
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