Here’s how to watch the 2022 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
The 2022 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Climb will kick off on Sunday when more than 70 participants climb the 12.42-mile, 156-turn, 4,720-foot mountain pass to a maximum elevation of 14,115 feet above sea level. Wed. Pikes Peak is one of America’s oldest, toughest and most dangerous motorsport events and this year marks its 100th. If you want to keep an eye on the exciting and iconic climb, there are a number of ways you can do so.
For pure and free live action, you can check out Mobile 1’s Facebook, which will broadcast the entire event live. If you’re going to be away from a screen, driving, or doing yard work, but still watching to keep an eye on the action, you can listen to local Colorado Springs radio station KRDO. KRDO will also have live updates on his website. For you smartphone addicts, all Pikes Peak Hill Climb social media (Facebook, Twitterand instagram) will also keep you posted. The climb will begin at 7:30 a.m. mountain time (9:30 a.m. EST)
So that’s the what and how covered, now here’s the why. The 2022 Pikes Peak Hill Climb will have some interesting stories to follow. Three-time Mountain King David Donner will attempt to break the production car record at Pikes Peak in a Porsche 911 Turbo S with the lightweight package. Although Donner’s 911 is mostly stock, it features several safety modifications, such as a roll cage, a racing seat with six-point harness, a fire extinguisher system, and a smoother exhaust. . Donner is in partnership with Porsche collector Jim Edwards and 000 magazine.
Rhys Millen, son of Pikes Peak legend and five-time King of the Mountain winner Rod Millen, will be looking to win the King of the Mountain title this year, after failing to beat Romain Dumas last year when the his Bentley GT3 Pikes Peak’s intake manifold cracked near the end of its run. This time, however, he will drive an E-Motion Engineering Porsche 911 GT3R.
Acura will also drive the new 2023 Integra up the hill, driven and prepared by a team of volunteer engineers from Acura’s R&D facility in Ohio. The Integra’s 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder remains unchanged for Pikes Peak, still producing 200 horsepower, and it will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Acura made some upgrades to the suspension, brakes and front differential, but they were taken out of HPD (Honda Performance Development), so it should be mostly a factory Integra.
If you’re going to log on to any Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, this is the one, as it’s the 100th running of the iconic event. Not only is it steeped in tradition, but it’s also one of the most edgy racing events of the year and it’s one not to be missed.
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