Alexander Smith and Pikes Peak MTS-1200 #55 on the cover of April 2012 Friction Zone Magazine! Check out the newest issue of Friction Zone (western edition). There is also a great article about motorcycle events you should consider attending this year – starting with the Pike Peak International Hill Climb. [...]
Today we were back on the mountain, positioned at an area called “Cove Creek”. It is a beautiful bowl just above 10,000ft altitude on the famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb track. We parked the Sprinter vans on a pretty steep angle along the side of the road, and unload [...]
On June 26th, 2011 Spider Grips will be returning to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with team riders Greg Tracy and Alexander Smith riding Ducati Multistrada 1200S motorcycles. The Pikes Peak race course begins at above 9,300 ft. altitude and twists through more than 156 turns winding uphill over 12 [...]
Come Meet the Spider Grips Ducati Team at the Laguna Seca Moto GP Race If you are going to attend the Laguna Seca Moto GP Race, please come by to meet the Pikes Peak team. We will be in Ducati Island during the weekend along with the fast and beautiful [...]
Well, most of the team has left Colorado now and starting making our way back home. I think I can speak for us all when I say that Greg and Alexander did an amazing job on Sunday. The course conditions were challenging – the rain was threatening, and just before [...]
Here we go…..Ducati Multistrada’s at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
With teammate Alexander Smith just two spots back in third place, Greg Tracy takes the win at Pikes Peak!
It’s race day and the suspense is building. Check out some shots from the morning… Greg cutting his tires before the race.
Up extra early today – we were at the gate to the mountain before 3:00am, but that wasn’t early enough – there was quite a line to get in. Only competitors could enter before 4:00am, but even so, the line extended to the highway. At first light, the vans are [...]
So far today, the sky has been clear, not a cloud to be seen, despite the forecast for thunderstorms today…. The cars are shattering records. Just a few minutes ago an electric car went off the line with no sound except for the chirp of his tires as he left [...]
Well, once again the Spider Grips Ducati Race Team loaded up very early in the morning, and headed up Pikes Peak for a practice session. Today we were based out of Devil’s Playground. The full moon was just beginning to set as we drove into the bowl that forms the [...]
This morning we leave the Mecca at 3:20am. It is warm in town, but by the time we get up to Cove Creek it is about 44 degrees with a pretty chilly wind blowing. Rider’s Meeting at Cove Creek The rider’s meeting is at first light; it is quick and [...]
The alarm went off at 3:00 this morning. We had to be through the gate at Pikes Peak by 3:45am. Luckily last night we got the vans loaded and prepped so that we could pretty much roll out of bed and jump in them to leave. It is very dark [...]
Following the announcement of Ducati’s plans for racing the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb, the Spider Grips Ducati team officially revealed itself to the public on Friday May 21st at its dealer partner- Ducati Newport Beach. A reception for the team was held from 5-7pm where both riders and Team [...]