Ducati returns to Pikes Peak

Ducati returns to Pikes Peak

Carlin Dunne and Codie Vahsholtz, Ducati Team for 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PRNewsfoto/Ducati North America)

Ducati has set its sights on taking back the course record at the 96th annual running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), set to take place June 24. The Ducati team record holder, Carlin Dunne, and current middleweight record holder, Codie Vahsholtz, make up the 2018 Spider Grips Ducati Pikes Peak team. This year's race will also include the exciting introduction of the new Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak to the historic "Race to the Clouds."

This will be a must-watch event for race fans and Ducatisti around the world. Ducati has secured six victories on the mountain since the company's debut in 2008 and held the all-time course record from 2012 until 2017 a year in which Ducati was not part of the official race competition.

Dunne was the first motorcyclist ever to traverse the 4,720-foot Pikes Peak race course in less than 10 minutes (9:52.819), which was achieved on the game-changing Multistrada 1200 S in 2012.

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