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Sebastien Loeb smashes Pikes Peak Hill Climb record

Sebastien Loeb, Peugeot, Pikes PeakSebastien 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.

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Loeb dominates Pikes Peak qualifying