Sebastien Loeb smashes Pikes Peak Hill Climb record
|Sunday, June 30th 2013, 18:16 GMT|
Sebastien Loeb and Peugeot smashed the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb record at the nine-time World Rally champion's first attempt on Sunday.
Loeb and Peugeot's specially-constructed car had been the pacesetters throughout the week.
Having earned the first position in the Unlimited category starting order with his pace in qualifying, Loeb produced a time of 8m13.878s, a minute and a half under the previous record.
Porsche sportscar star Romain Dumas, who was second on the road, parked with an engine problem during his attempt.
Rhys Millen and Jean-Philippe Dayraut also beat the previous record, but were 49 seconds and 1m29s behind Loeb's time respectively.