Frank A. Filipponio
| Aug 12, 2012
Rhys Millen and Team RMR set NEW World Record at the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb using StopTech brakes.
Nothing can describe what it takes to conquer America's Mountain. After a week of little air to breathe, early mornings and a Hyundai that did not skip a beat, Rhys Millen and team RMR set a new world record with a time of 9:46.164 at the 90th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado Springs, Colorado - using StopTech brakes.
"With the newly paved section of the course and the hot weather conditions, a lot of people failed or crashed. Our car's balance remained the same from practice to race day using these Hankook F200 Tires this entire run. Even on a slick tire and torrential downpour in the last mile and a half, with the heat we were able to achieve in the tires the grip was still adequate and we were able to produce a new world record,” said Rhys Millen after Sundays victory from the summit.
2010 Le Mans Champion Romain Dumas and his Porsche 997 GT3-R were Millen's closest competition with Dumas completing the course in 9:46.181.This marks a back to back victory over Porsche factory supported drivers for RMR in the Hyundai Genesis Coupe.
That's a pretty narrow margin of victory in any sport, and we'd like to think we might have helped make the difference. Congratulations on the win and the record, and best of luck next year too!
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