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The 96th running of the #pikespeak International Hill Climb took place on Sunday, June 24 and #KTM riders #chrisfillmore and Rennie Scaysbrook displayed READY TO RACE performances to capture two overall podium finishes at the Race to the Clouds.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – On Sunday morning, #chrisfillmore etched his name into the #pikespeak International Hill Climb record book once again as he raced the #KTM #790duke to a Middleweight course record with a time of 10:04.038. Rivaling the times of Heavyweight front-runners, Fillmore also solidified the incredible feat of third overall as he pushed the limits aboard a middleweight machine.
Finishing just ahead for second overall was Fillmore’s KTM-mounted Heavyweight division teammate, Rennie Scaysbrook, who raced the #KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R to a near photo finish as he came a mere .692 of a second away from capturing the outright victory with a time of 9:59.794.
Fillmore, who now holds the #pikespeak course record in both the Heavyweight and Middleweight motorcycle divisions, still remains the fastest motorcycle rider to ever go up the mountain with an impressive 2017 run of 9:49.265 on the #KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R. This year, Fillmore came into the 96th running of this iconic event with a new set of goals and challenges on the new bike. In true READY TO RACE fashion, Fillmore executed all 156 corners and 12.42 miles of the extreme #pikespeak course to finish less than five seconds away from the outright victory, giving the middleweight #KTM #790duke an impressive debut into the U.S. #racing scene.
Chris Fillmore: “We set some goals before coming here to try and win the Middleweight class, break the Middleweight course record, and I really wanted to podium the overall. I got way closer to an overall win than I ever would have expected on a middleweight bike and I’m just happy how everything turned out, it was a good weekend.”
Meanwhile, in the Heavyweight division, Rennie Scaysbrook set his sights on going after Fillmore’s outright motorcycle course record aboard the #KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R. Scaysbrook, who finished runner-up in 2017, matched his previous overall finish on Sunday as he fought hard all the way to the checkers for an extremely close finish with a time of 9:59.794. The entire #KTM team would like to congratulate Rennie on another impressive performance up America's Mountain!
For more information on the #KTM #790duke, please visit www.KTM.com.
For official results from the 96th running of the #pikespeak International Hill Climb, please visit the official website at http://ppihc.org.
Results #pikespeak Overall Motorcycle 2018 1. Carlin Dunne, Heavyweight, 2018
Ducati MTS1260 #pikespeak, 9:59.102
2. Rennie Scaysbrook, Heavyweight, 2017 #KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, 9:59.794
3. #chrisfillmore, Middleweight, 2018 #KTM #790duke, 10:04.038 (Class Winner)
4. Codie Vahsholtz, Heavyweight, 2018 Ducati MTS1260 #pikespeak, 10:12.703
5. Thilo Gunther, Heavyweight, 2015 BMW S 1000 R, 10:16.637
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