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Rennie Scaysbrook Sets a New Pikes Peak Motorcycle Record

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The 97th edition of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has finished for the motorcycle riders, and with it comes a new outright two-wheeled record at the iconic race.

Rennie Scaysbrook took the heavyweight class win, and along the way (we interviewed Rennie on the MOTR Podcast  just a few weeks before the race), he pushed the outright motorcycle record at Pikes Peak to 9:44.963 on his Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory.

“The event was spectacular, until we heard of Carlin’s Dunne’s accident,” said Scaysbrook after finishing. “Carlin was a huge part of my Pikes Peak experience, helping me as a rookie in 2016 as a mentor, then going head to head with me in 2018—a race he came out the winner.”

“Carlin was a gentleman. As the final two competitors to to take the start the race this year, Carlin shook my hand and wished me luck, as we both told each other we’d see each other at the top. The world has lost a true champion.”

Of note, Rennie’s finishing time that is almost five seconds quicker than the previous record, which was set by Chris Fillmore in 2017. To his credit though, Fillmore set a new record as well, this one in the Lightweight class, with a time of 10:20.819 on KTM 450 SX-F supermotard.

This time was almost a 15 second improvement on the previous mark, and it also briefly made Fillmore the only rider to hold all three motorcycle class records (Heavyweight, Middleweight, and Lightweight) at the same time – since Rennie’s run would occur after Chris’s.



The results of the race were of course dampened by the death of Carlin Dunne, who died not far from the finish line after rounding the final hairpin turn on the course.

Race officials have estimated that Dunne would have set a final time around 9 minutes and 32 seconds, which would have been another outright record at Pikes Peak for the Santa Barbara native.

While we celebrate the records set by our friends Rennie and Chris, we join them in mourning the loss of Carlin. This has been a tough edition of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, in more ways than one.

Motorcycle Class Results from the 2019 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb:

Pos. Name Class Bike Lap Time
1 Rennie Scaysbrook Heavyweight 2018 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 9:44.963
2 Lucy Glockner Exhibition 2019 BMW S1000R 9:58.878
3 Codie Vahsholtz Heavyweight 2019 Ducati MTS-1260 Pikes Peak 10:03.908
4 Robert Barber Exhibition 2019 University of Nottingham UoN-PP 10:19.040
5 Chris Fillmore Lightweight 2019 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition 10:20.819
6 Akinori Inoue Heavyweight 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS 10:36.884
7 Kamil Holan (R) Heavyweight 2015 Ducati Streetfighter 10:38.109
8 Rafael Paschoalin Middleweight 2019 Yamaha MT-07 10:43.880
9 Cory West (R) Heavyweight 2020 Zero SR-F 10:46.233
10 Stefan Dolipski Heavyweight 2019 BMW S1000R 11:11.915
11 Darryl Lujan Lightweight 2013 Honda CRF450R 11:15.666
12 Yasuo Arai Exhibition 1979 Kawasaki Z1000 11:18.220
13 Michael Woolaway Exhibition 2019 Ducati Custom 11:18.671
14 Eric Wilson (R) Heavyweight 2017 BMW S1000R 11:19.133
15 Greg Chicoine Lightweight 2018 Kawasaki KX 470 SPPR 11:20.665
16 Richard Kay (R) Middleweight 2016 Yamaha FZ-09 11:20.959
17 Joseph Toner Lightweight 2007 Aprilia SXV 11:29.415
18 Theo Bernhard Lightweight 2019 Husqvarna FS450 11:46.961
19 Thomas Kendall (R) Lightweight 2008 Yamaha YZ450F 11:50.151
20 Tyler Portillo (R) Exhibition 2007 Yamaha Raptor 11:52.913
21 Sun Tong (R) Lightweight 2018 Husqvarna FS450 12:10.260
22 Jimi Heyder Middleweight 2014 Yamaha FZ-09 12:58.629
DNF Mark Bartle Lightweight 2018 Honda CRF450 –.—
DNF Jeremy Higgins (R) Heavyweight 2019 RIT Electric Vehicle Team REV 2 –.—
DNF Yoshihiro Kishimoto Exhibition 2019 TEAM MIRAI Mark Coverdale IdatenX HC –.—
DNF Carlin Dunne Exhibition 2019 Ducati Streetfighter V4 Prototype –.—

Source: Pikes Peak International Hill Climb; Photo: Aprilia USA

Jensen Beeler

Despite his best efforts, Jensen is called one of the most influential bloggers in the motorcycle industry, and sometimes consults for motorcycle companies, whether they've solicited his expertise or not.

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