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Pro Rider Micky Dymond Partners with Falkner Livingston Racing/Akrapovic for the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the 1205 Pro Class
Returning Champion and 2005 King of the Hill ready for an epic race to the top on the fully paved course.
Mission Viejo, CA, May 7, 2013—–The 91st Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will feature an thrilling return to the mountain by former Pikes Peak Champion rider Micky Dymond on a Ducati Multistrada riding for the Falkner Livingston Racing team.
The 1205 Pro Class motorcycle racers will face off June 30, 2013 with Dymond selecting a Ducati Multistrada, motorcycle of choice for winning riders in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The project will be managed by Falkner Livingston Racing who is partnered with Akrapovic America LLC for this project.
In 2005, 3 time AMA champion Micky Dymond took on the famed Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for the first time with remarkable results – the rookie rider won the motorcycle class outright, becoming only the second rider to become ‘King of the Hill’ as a newcomer to the race. In returning this year, Dymond will have the advantage of past experience as a three times Pikes Peak competitor as well as the benefit of a fully paved course.
MICKY DYMOND: “I feel that a fully paved course will suit me very well on the Ducati Multistrada 1200. The bike is a whole lot of motorcycle for sure but it’s amazing how fast it is and how well it handles. I really love this event and feel so lucky to be a part of this team, on this great bike. It is just So Awesome”.
Micky will be on hand in the Akrapovic booth to chat with race fans during “Fan Fest” in downtown Colorado Springs, scheduled for Friday evening, June 28th.
About Micky Dymond:
Dymond is a former AMA Motocross Pro and three time National Campion known for back-to-back National Titles in the 125 class in the 1980’s, and his record-setting 2005 AMA National Championship title in the Super Moto class. Currently Dymond is training to compete in the 2014 Race Across America in the solo division. RAAM organizers will feature Dymond’s training in a ‘Riding The Line’ video series, beginning March 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y2Hkt4MKNQ
About Pikes Peak International Hill Climb:
Started in 1916, the legendary race is the second oldest motor sports race in the United States behind the Indy 500. With 156 turns over 12.42 miles, sheer drop-offs and an elevation that increases by more than 5,000 feet from the start line to the 14,110-foot summit on a fully-paved public highway, the Pikes Peak race course is unlike any other on the planet. Pikes Peak race information: www.ppihc.com
About Falkner/Livingston Racing:
FL Racing was founded in 2003 by longtime friends Paul Livingston and Rod Falkner when they set their first Land Speed Record at the Bonneville Salt Flats. The race team is made up of friends from the motorsports world who have racing in their DNA and like to use their diversified talents and resources to achieve a common goal. By 2013 the team had set numerous Land Speed Records in 50cc, 125cc, 650cc, 750cc, 1000cc, 1350cc, 1650cc, and 3000cc classes and many class wins at Pikes Peak. The team has managed special Baja, Bonneville, and Pikes Peak race projects for Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Triumph, and Ducati. For additional information, please visit https://spidergrips.com
Akrapovic is immersed at the highest levels of racing in every category through partnerships with Akrapovic Moto GP teams, World Superbike teams, Supercross and Outdoor Motocross teams, as well as Dakar. Visit website www.akrapovic.com for more about the complete line of Akrapovic exhaust systems.
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