Romain Dumas makes it five at Pikes Peak

Two-time Le Mans winner Romain Dumas takes his fifth Pikes Peak victory in 2024 event



Romain Dumas scored his fifth Pikes Peak victory, despite a technical hitch that forced a mid-race re-set of his Ford F-150 Lightning SuperTruck EV.

The double Le Mans winner pulled up to a dead stop soon after the start, losing 26sec, but then resumed to reach the summit of the 12.42-mile, 156-turn mountain climb in 8min 53.553sec. “Everything about this event is a challenge because it is unlike any other form of racing – you only have one shot,” said Dumas. “We faced a challenge early on but that only gave me more determination to make up the lost time.”

Romain Dumas in Ford F-150 Lightning SuperTruck EV

Romain Dumas – fastest to the top in a Ford F-150 Lightning SuperTruck EV

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World Rally Championship ace Dani Sordo made his Pikes Peak debut, finishing third in Hyundai’s new Bryan Herta-run Ioniq 5 N TA Spec EV. Four-time winner and British expat Robin Shute was also due to race one of the Hyundais but made a late withdrawal, while another former winner, Paul Dallenbach, broke a leg and fractured his back in a practice crash driving a production-spec Ioniq.