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Ducati Qualifies No. 1 Overall With Streetfighter V4 Prototype at Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 25, 2019) – Carlin Dunne of the Spider Grips Ducati team will be in superpole position for Sunday’s “Race to the Clouds” after clocking the best time during today’s qualifying run in the lower section (4:09.550). Dunne is the first to ride the Ducati Streetfighter V4 prototype, which will compete in the Exhibition Powersport Division. Teammate Codie Vahsholtz, who qualified in third place overall, will ride the Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak in the Heavyweight Division (4:15.775).

Fans throughout the world will have the chance to experience the race through the Official Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) App, where fans can listen to live flag-to-flag coverage on KRDO 1240AM radio and follow live timing. The app is available for download here:

This 97th running of “The Race To The Clouds” marks the world premiere of Ducati’s new Streetfighter V4 in prototype form. The Streetfighter V4 derives directly from the sporty Panigale V4, stripped of its fairings, and fitted with high and wide handlebars. The motorcycle also includes a high-performance 1100cc Desmosedici Stradale engine, kept in hand by aerodynamic profiles specifically designed for this model. The production version of the Streetfighter V4 is scheduled to be available in Ducati dealerships starting in Spring 2020.

In addition, Ducati celebrates the kick-off of their “All Roads Lead To Pikes Peak” customer rally this weekend, by providing Ducatisti an exclusive experience and unprecedented access to the race, the team, and the mountain, with the team in and around vibrant Colorado Springs.

Ducati’s heritage at the PPIHC is well-known throughout the world, with Ducati being crowned a winner of the race in 2018, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008, eight instances in total, including last year. The Spider Grips Ducati team is currently managed by Becca Livingston and Michael Larkin, whose dedication to Ducati since 2008 consistently ensures a strong presence on America’s Mountain. This year Ducati has partnered with long-time supporter Pirelli as well as additional sponsors Spider Grips, Brembo, Ducati Performance, Galfer, Race Tech, Boost Oxygen, Supersprox, Ducati Austin and Ducati Santa Barbara.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 23:18 Published in Rider and Team Releases


MURRIETA, Calif. – Following a record-breaking 2017 performance up Pikes Peak Mountain with the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, Chris Fillmore and KTM’s Media Racing Department are set to return for the 96th running of the iconic Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, this time aboard the Austrian brand’s latest tool in its street arsenal, the KTM 790 DUKE.

Saturday, 16 June 2018 08:57 Published in Rider and Team Releases

Project 156 Video Hits The Air‏

May 8, 2015- Victory Motorcycles has just released a new video teaser for the upcoming Roland Sands Designs ‘Project 156’ that will race at Pikes Peak this summer.

“I cannot share any other information than what you may be able to glean from the video itself,” says Victory media rep Robert Pandya in an email to media, “but I promise you this will be like no other Victory Motorcycle you have ever seen.”

Check out the new video Facebook at

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Friday, 08 May 2015 13:14 Published in News

Ducati Heads to Pikes Peak to Defend Record

June 27, 2014- On Sunday, June 29, the Spider Grips Ducati team heads back to Colorado Springs for the 92nd running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Friday, 27 June 2014 16:24 Published in News

Lightning and Pirelli win the 91st Annual Pike's Peak Division Hill Climb

For the second year in a row, Carlin Dunne wins the annual Pikes Peak Division Hill climb riding on a Pirelli shod Lightning Electric superbike. By far the fastest two-wheeler on the course, Dunne outpaced even the quickest of the 1205cc class, clocking in just over 10 minutes – over 20 seconds faster than any other motorcycle on the course – to clinch the Exhibition Powersports Motorcycle Division win and finish ninth overall.

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 20:32 Published in Industry News