KTM Has Another Great Showing At Pikes Peak
It was another successful running of the Race to the Clouds, aka
Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, for KTM with second and third
place overall finishes as well as claiming another course record.
Chris Fillmore backed up is
2017 Heavyweight division record run by scorching the course
aboard the new
790 Duke to set a new course record in the middleweight class.
Fillmore's incredible 10:04.038 record run up the 12.46 mile course
with its 156 turns beat out the previous record of 10:34.967 set
last year by Codie Vahsholtz aboard a 2016 Husqvarna Supermoto.
[caption id="attachment_68883" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Chris Fillmore; photo courtesy KTM[/caption]
Fillmore's blistering time earned him a third place overall finish as he bested the closest Ducati and BMW litre bikes by 8 seconds. Fillmore beat out the second and third place middleweight competitors Davey Durelle aboard a 2007 Aprilla SXV and Rafael Paschoalin aboard a 2017 Yamaha MT-09 by more than 30 seconds-so yeah he was booking it up the hill! This was only Fillmore's second year racing to the top of the 14,115-foot tall finish line.
[caption id="attachment_68884" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Chris Fillmore; photo courtesy KTM[/caption]
In the Heavyweight class Rennie Scaysbrook blazed the course on a 2017 1290 SUPER DUKE R with a time of 9:59.794 and barely missed taking the overall win from Carlin Dunne by only .692 of a second. This was Scaysbrook's third year on the course aboard the 1290 and he's taken second place overall the past two years.
[caption id="attachment_68886" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Chris Fillmore; photo courtesy KTM[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_68885" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Rennie Scaysbrool photo courtesy KTM[/caption]