Event winner Carlin Dunne sets new record; Spider Grips/Ducati teammate Greg Tracy posts sub–10 minute run to clinch second place
MISSION VIEJO, CA – August 14, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Spider Grips is proud to announce that the Spider Grips/Ducati Race Team triumphed Sunday at the 90th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, delivering a historic 1-2 punch on the famed course. Team Spider Grips/Ducati, rider Carlin Dunne put his Ducati Multistrada 1200S to good use by dominating the 2012 “Race to the Clouds” field, setting the new course record for motorcycles on Sunday from pole position for the second consecutive year. Teammate Greg Tracy was close behind Dunne on his matching Ducati motorcycle, and earned second place on the podium. Both riders’ blistering sub-10 minute paces put them at third and fourth overall for the entire field of motorcycles, cars and ATVs.
Dunne crossed the finish line at the 14,110-foot summit of Pikes Peak with the record-setting time of 9:52.819, beating his previous record of 11:11.32, while Tracy was less than six seconds behind, placing second with 9:58.262.
“The Spider Grips/Ducati Team put together a top of the line program for 2012, which helped both Multistrada riders to complete the race in under the 10 minute mark – this is an extraordinary feat,” Ducati Sales and Marketing Director Jason Chinnock commented.
Diamond Spider Inc, designs, develops, manufactures and markets Spider Grip products for motorcycles and ATV’s. Located in Mission Viejo, California, Diamond Spider Inc.’s Acoustic Rebound System (ART) employs state-of-the-art technology to reduce vibration in modern grip designs.
On Board Greg Tracy’s Race Run: https://youtu.be/OTiTPAusog4
Team Blog: https://pikespeak.ducatiusa.com/?page_id=277
Ducati Video Chronicle of the Race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjADMm47lE0&feature=youtu.be