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Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak sets fastest qualifying time at the famous hill climb

June 21, 2018, 10:39 AM IST by Abhishek Nigam
Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak sets fastest qualifying time at the famous hill climb

- Driver Romain Dumas clocks time of the day at Pikes Peak


- Set a time of 3:16.083 minutes


Volkswagen's efforts seem to paying off already as the I.D. R Pikes Peak set the fastest qualifying time going up the famed hill. Romain Dumas, at the wheel of Volkswagen’s first fully-electric racing car, was the fastest of all the competitors, setting an eye-catching time of 3:16.083 minutes. The three-time Pikes Peak winner went 11.049 seconds quicker than second-placed Simone Faggioli in his Norma M20 SF PKP with its combustion engine.

In qualifying for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, each competitor is only running the first section of the 19.99-kilometre course – from the start to the 8.3-kilometre mark. The times are used to determine the starting order for the race. The competitor with the fastest qualifying time starts first. As it stands, this will be Romain Dumas in the I.D. R Pikes Peak.

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