Loeb smashes Pikes Peak record

    Loeb and Peugeot's specially-constructed car had been the pacesetters throughout the week.

    Published On Jul 01, 2013 05:38:00 PM

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    Loeb smashes Pikes Peak record

    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, went off in 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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