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Romain Dumas wins 2016 Pikes Peak

By Scott Newman, 04 Jul 2016 News

2016 Le Mans winner backs it up at Pikes Peak

Romain Dumas wins 2016 Pikes Peak

If you or I had just won the Le Mans 24-Hour race, we'd probably pat ourselves on the back and then retire to a beach somewhere for a well-earned vacation.

Not Romain Dumas, though. Having secured victory in the dying minutes of the 2016 French endurance classic, he jumped on a plane, crossed the Atlantic and took his second win in a week at the 2016 Pikes Peak International Hillclimb.

Driving a Norma M20 RD Limited, Dumas scaled the 19.9km course in 8:51.445, the second-fastest run in history behind Sebastien Loeb's incredible 8:13.878 run in 2013.

Behind Dumas were a pair of electric vehicles, Rhys Millen a close second (8:57.118) with Acura's all-electric supercar a further nine seconds back.