Pirelli Shod Ducati Wins Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Event winner Dunne sets new record; Spider Grips Ducati teammate Tracey posts sub–10 minute run to clinch second place

ROME, GA – August 14, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Pirelli put the power to the ground for Team Spider Grips Ducati Sunday at the 90th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, delivering an historic 1-2 punch on the famed course. Pirelli is the tire of choice for Team Spider Grips Ducati, and Carlin Dunne put the hand cut slicks to good use by dominating the 2012 “Race to the Clouds” field, setting the new course record for motorcycles on Sunday from pole position for the second consecutive year on a Ducati Multistrada 1200 S. Teammate Greg Tracy was close behind Dunne, and earned second place on the podium. Both riders’ blistering sub-10 minute paces put them at third and fourth overall for the entire field of motorcycles, cars and ATVs.

Dunne crossed the finish line at the 14,110-foot summit of Pikes Peak with the record-setting time of 9:52.819, beating his previous record of 11:11.32, while Tracy was less than six seconds behind, placing second with 9:58.262.

“The Pirelli tires helped both Multistrada riders to complete the race in under the 10 minute mark and this is a extraordinary feat,” Ducati Sales and Marketing Director Jason Chinnock commented.

Pirelli Tire North America designs, develops, manufactures and markets tires for passenger vehicles in both theoriginal equipment and replacement markets as well as markets and distributes tires for motorcycles and motorsports. Located in Rome, Georgia, Pirelli’s Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) employs state-of-the-art technology to manufacture tires for both export and domestic markets.