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Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III dominates EV division at 2014 Pikes Peak

Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III dominates EV division at 2014 Pikes Peak image

Text: / Photos: Mitsubishi Press | posted July 01, 2014 14:29

1-2 Mitsubishi finish in Electric Modified

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) entered two MiEV Evolution III all-electric race cars in the Electric Modified Division of the 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, United States.

The two Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III dominated the Electric Modified Division as Greg Tracy won the race and second overall with a time of 9 minutes 8 seconds 188. On the other hand, Hiroshi Masuoka posted a time of 9 minutes 12 seconds 204, finishing second in the division and third overall.

"I am extremely happy to be able to deliver this Electric Modified class victory to Mitsubishi Motors. The Mitsubishi Motors team prepared a fantastic race car for me. I want to thank the team and also Masuoka-san who helped to develop this phenomenal race car to capture this win,” said Greg Tracy.

Greg Tracy (left) and Hiroshi Masuoka (right)

“I would like to congratulate Greg on winning the Electric Modified class. He drove the MiEV Evolution III spectacularly and definitely deserves this win. As a teammate and as a team partner, I could not have been happier for this result,” said Hiroshi Masuoka

MMC says the race day results and the performance of the car during the event showcased the advanced level of the company’s EV and four-wheel drive control technologies.

Coming in at third is Tajima Nobuhiro on-board an E-Runner Pikes Peak Special with a time of 9 minutes 43 seconds 900. Finishing in fourth is Ikuo Hanawa on his HER-02 vehicle posting a time of 12 minutes 18 seconds 019. Rounding up the top five is Janis Horeliks on-board a 2014 Tesla Roadster 360 with a time of 12 minutes 57 seconds 536.