Of all the things one can do in less than ten minutes, riding up Pikes Peak in Colorado surely wouldn’t seem to be one of them. Yet, Carlin Dunne and Spider Grips Ducati teammate Greg Tracy did just that, both posting sub-10 minute times for the 90th running of the storied hill climb, cementing their performance in the world record books in the process.
Pirelli put the power to the ground for Team Spider Grips Ducati, delivering a 1-2 punch on the famed course, gripping their way to an historic win. Pirelli is the tire of choice for Team Spider Grips Ducati, and Carlin Dunne put its hand cut slicks to good use by dominating the field this year’s “Race to the Clouds”, setting the new course record for motorcycles from pole position for the second consecutive year on a Ducati Multistrada 1200 S. Teammate Greg Tracy was close behind Dunne, 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 Pirelli tires helped both Multistrada riders to complete the race in under the 10 minute mark and this is a extraordinary feat,” Ducati Sales and Marketing Director Jason Chinnock reported.