Greg Tracy has won the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb five times. On June 27, he goes for his sixth win, this time aboard a Ducati Multistrada 1200. You can get Ducati Spider Grips team updates here, but in the mean time enjoy the above video. It’s not at race speeds, but it does give you an idea of the concentration required to ride the mountain, and of the consequences should you make a mistake.
Like the riders who race in the Isle of Man TT, the riders (and drivers) who tackle Pike’s Peak are a special bunch. Anyone who thinks that racing has lost the element of danger clearly hasn’t watched a run up Pike’s Peak at speed. There are no SAFER barriers, there are no gravel trap run-off areas and the strongest roll cage in the world isn’t going to save you if you put it off the mountain hard. The race isn’t televised, but you can follow the flag to flag action next Sunday on KRDO News Radio.
Source: Two Wheels Blog