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Discussion in 'Racing' started by les marluches, Apr 1, 2013.
Your rig is way cool. Bueno suerta, ya'll. Wish I could be there to witness it.
Honda supporting 11 competitors in different groups is definitely good. I wonder if there will be any surprises. I don't know if any of the road is left unpaved? If not then records will obviously fall as there are less variables.
Best of luck to you and all the other competitors. Hope it is exactly what you wanted and everyone comes home safe... but with a lot of great stories!
The Pikes Peak website says the race can be viewed live on redbulltv.com. Hopefully that is the case.
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I got myself a half price ticket off of CL. I'll be at 16 mile.
There's a bunch of ADV peeps on the mountain already. I had to bail out of my camp site cus of work, blehh..
Check the thread in the rockies section!
Watching the live stream now: http://www.ppihc.com/live-coverage/
I really wanted to ride out there and watch this year...
Where the hell did the commentators on redbull.tv come from. Good lord, had to mute it.
I'm putting the broadcast in the "better than nothing" category. Glad I got see as much as I did.
+1 And why have the camera on them at all, let alone most of the time?!? Why not just show racing?? And the comment from the one guy that someone will likely beat Loeb's record in the near future?! Bullshit! Not for many years!
According to Peugeots simulation, the 208 should have been capable of a time of 8m 15sec, but the nine-times World Rally Champion eclipsed that. I really didnt expect anything better than 8m15s, so to do 8m13s was fantastic, said Loeb. Before the start I didnt really know if I should push absolutely to the maximum or if I should just push to a comfortable pace, in order to make sure of the victory. In the end, I decided to push to the limit.
I missed the live coverage yesterday! Luckily someone capped it. I have to say Redbull TV sucked. The reason they had to flash back to the commentators was because the picture kept going out on the Heli. I'm hoping they have GoPro's on the car somewhere. Although I doubt it. The car looked clean. How unfortunate.
*** edit: Seb's onboard video; http://www.redbull.com/en/motorsports/stories/1331598982312/video-loeb-pikes-peak-record
I would have liked to see Monster do the unlimited class though. Rhys broke Monsters record but was always second best. Seb is the first to put a real time down for Unlimited on the new paved course. Will be interesting to see how long it holds up.
This year seemed like the year for EV's though. Nobuhiro Tajima, Hiroshi Masuoka, Greg Tracy and Rod Millen are some heavy hitters in the EV class. Next year will be interesting for sure.
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I think it'll happen.... soon.
Audi, Porsche, BMW, Chevy, etc... They're gonna see this and not allow it. I see this record as an invite to the big race car manufacturers of thr world to bring their best.
Loebs' video from the chopper was terrible. Then again, it was the Teller county sheriffs helicopter I believe.... not exactly high end equipment haha.
Hope they have a good driver.
I agree. Loeb is a machine. 9 time WRC Champion. Even if you don't like him you have respect for him.
4 years ago Ford tried to make a showing and brought Markus Gronholm, 2 time WRC Champion, out of retirement. he got second. Ford hasn't returned since.
I don't see any other mfg's lining up to enter a factory team next year though. Chevy is concentrating on the American LeMan's series as are Porsche, BMW, SRT (Dodge), Mazda, etc... Pike's Peak doesn't get enough coverage nationally let alone internationally unfortunately.
Really?? Where are they going to get a better driver or one that is even close?! Loeb is in a field of his own when it comes to this type of driving. I predict this will hold for at least 10 years and then an electric car will beat it, maybe.