The Race to the Clouds, 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb saw some major changes in motorcycle classes this year, only the second year the entire mountain has been paved. Kawaski takes the win the new open class and Ducati Wins in the new Middleweight Division.
This year they added new motorcycle rules and divisions like the Middleweight Division and the Motorcycle Open Division. There were a slew of guys with killer bikes scrambling to be the best and Ducati came out on top. The Motorcycle Open Division was the first time full fairing liter bikes were allowed to compete. They are running against bikes like the Multistrada 1200.
Ducati riders achieved the Middleweight Division victory and four of the five top motorcycle times of the day at the 92nd running of the historic Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. This year’s introduction of new rules and new motorcycle racing divisions, including the “Motorcycle Middleweight Division” and “Motorcycle Open Division,” brought with it a field of strong competitors challenging for top times.
On his first attempt at the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, road racer Jeremy Toye set a record in the premiere Open Class to win the category aboard a 2015 Kawasaki ZX-10R.
First timer, Jeremy Toye took home the fastest time on a 2015 Kawasaki ZX-10R. Ducati made up the rest of the Top 5 spots: Lambert Fabrice (Ducati 1098R), second fastest time of the day at 10:04.401; Don Canet with a close third 10:10.101 and Micky Dymond 10:11.319, both riding Ducati Multistrada 1200s; followed by Bruno Langlois ( Ducati 1199 Panigale) in the fifth spot with a time of 10:14.480.
Ducati fell slightly short of the king of the Open Class, but they did take the win in the Motorcycle Middleweight Division with rider Eric Piscione, on a Ducati Streetfighter 848 with a time of 10:46.159.