This year’s Pike’s Peak Hill Climb promises to be a humdinger with the Electric Modified Division seeing some serious talent and heavy-hitter team entries. Nobuhiro Tajima won the Electric Division last year in his Tajima Monster Sports E-Runner with a 9:46.53 time. He’ll see some serious competition this year from Mitsubishi’s new team, however.
Mitsubishi Motors will again field Greg Tracy, a six-time Pikes Peak motorcycle champion, this time in a new car the race team has been developing for the event and has yet to unveil.
Alongside him will be podium finisher Hiroshi Masuoka, another Pikes Peak veteran who’s been with Mitsubishi since 2012. He finished second behind Nutahara. Masuoka brings a lot of race experience, with a long history at Dakar, winning the 2002 and 2003 Dakar Rally for Mitsubishi.
You can read interviews Nicolas Zart did with these two racers at last year’s Pikes Peak Hill Climb by clicking here.