[Oeva-list] Pikes Peak results

John Christian john.p.christian at gmail.com
Mon Jul 1 11:57:26 PDT 2013

Gasser's running scared at Pikes Peak race. New EV performance record set.

  Electric Vehicle News <http://www.electric-vehiclenews.com/>

Monster Tajima wins EV class with fifth overall @ Pikes

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 05:22 PM PDT

Nine-time Unlimited division champion Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima has broken
the 10 minute barrier with an electric
surpassing the 9:51.278 he turned in during the 2011 race in a 900 hp
Suzuki SX4, when he was the first driver ever to crack the Peak’s elusive
ten-minute barrier.

The new EV record now stands at 9:46.530 beating the 10:15.380 set by Fumio
Toyota Motorsport in 2012 and was just a whisker shy of 2012 outright
winner Rhys Millen who set 9:46.164 in a 700 hp Hyundai Genesis.

“I am very happy with my new record,” says the 63 year old Taijma to KRDO
News Radio. “I will keep continuing developing and racing the electric car
here at Pikes Peak. You can see it as my ‘stop global warming campaign’.”

The outright hill record goal posts have been moved significantly this year
by nine time World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb setting a time of 8:13.878
in a 900 hp 900 kg Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak Special.

When asked about beating the new gasoline record, Tajima responded: “We are
able to do that very soon, it depends on the battery. With a high quality
and high density battery, I can beat that record for sure.”

1st.: Nobuhiro Tajima 9:46.530 OVERALL: 5th!
2nd.: Hiroshi Masuoka 10:21.866 OVERALL: 13th!
3rd.: Greg Tracy 10:23.649 OVERALL: 14th!
4th.: Rod Millen 10:24.301 OVERALL: 16th!

Source: Pikes Peak Timing <http://livetiming.net/ppihc/>

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John P. Christian
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