All-time Pikes Peak record holder Dumas returning with Ford

Romain Dumas, the all-time course record holder at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, will return for the 102nd running of the event on Sunday, June 23 driving a new electric Ford F-150 Lightning SuperTruck.

“I am glad to come back to Pikes Peak. It’s always great to be on the mountain and meet the fans again,” said Dumas. “It’s obviously nice to continue the journey with Ford Performance and it’s quite exciting to have a new car to continue the development of electric technology.”

Last year, Dumas raced to the summit in the Pikes Peak Open division behind the wheel of a Ford Performance SuperVan 4.2 (pictured), winning the division and finishing second overall.


“We always want to do better,” he said. “Our target is clearly to be fast, but to state a time I expect to run…that is still a bit mysterious because at Pikes Peak you have to expect the unexpected.”

In 2018, Dumas raced the all-electric Volkswagen ID R to the summit of Pikes Peak in 2018 to set the existing record of 7m57.148s on the 12.42-mile (20 km) course consisting of 156 turns that boasts an elevation gain of 4,725 feet (1,440 meters).


Story originally appeared on Racer