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Romain Dumas to compete in Pikes Peak again

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Text: / Photos: PPIHC Press | posted May 15, 2013 18:17

Dumas to battle it out with the world’s best drivers

French race car driver Romain Dumas announced that he will be competing once again in the 91st edition of the Race to the Clouds this June 30. He will try to break records in the Pikes Peak Open Division with his Porsche 911 GT3R after Pikes Peak veteran Rhys Millen shattered his previous record by a mere 0.017 seconds faster.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Romain Dumas will be back with us again this year on Pikes Peak,” said PPIHC Chairman of the Board Tom Osborne. “I know he wants to win and break the record, and we think the Unlimited Division will produce one of the race’s most history-making moments.”

Dumas will be competing with fellow professional race car drivers like Rhys Millen, Sebastien Loeb, together with some more Unlimited Division competitors like Dave Carapetyan, Jean-Philippe Dayraut, Cody Loveland, Spencer Steele and Doug Shiddens.

Meanwhile, nine-time Unlimited champion Tajima will stick again in the Electric Auto Division after his entry in that field was cut short by an onboard fire last year.

 “After several long weeks of work, I’m happy to be able to announce my return to Pikes Peak,” says Dumas. “I always said that my participation in 2012 would not be my last. That’s the case today, with an interesting project and a different philosophy from other competitors. After coming so close to the ultimate dream, I was focused on coming back. This year, my ambitions are bigger and the field of racers is at an extraordinary level.”