Grab some popcorn, because this video from Ducati North America is over 14 minutes long. Telling the story of Ducati at the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), DNA has put together a great video that really captures how special the racing is at Pikes Peak, and how gorgeous the scenery is of the Colorado Mountains. With Santa Barbara Ducati’s Carlin Dunne winning the overall motorcycle category on his dealership’s Multistrada 1200 demo model, Alexander Smith from the Spider Grips Ducati Team made it a double podium for Ducati in the 1205cc class.

If you’re new to racing at Pikes Peak, or wanted a quick re-cap of last year’s race, Ducati’s video pretty accurately sums up racing on the mountain and the anxiety around last year’s race. A&R was on-hand at the 2011 PPIHC (cameo at the 12:00 mark), and I can still remember the collective breath that was held while we waited for news about Greg, and the jubilation of our good friend Carlin setting an outright record, on his rookie outing no less. If you haven’t been, you owe it to yourself to see Pikes Peak first-hand.

Source: Ducati North America
Photos: © 2011 Jensen Beeler / Asphalt & Rubber – Creative Commons – Attribution 3.0

  • Keith

    Not sure if it’s worth watching anymore. Not since the whole road is paved. 8^(

  • Damo


    For me it will be MORE worth watching. I am eager to see some full race reps hit the mountain.

  • Steve Lang

    Paving the whole road will change the entire complexion or the race. I’ll be interesting to see what and who shows up to take it on. I know one thing for sure…I’ll be spectating… drinking a nice cold Coors.

  • Grant Madden

    Sealing that road will change the whole nature of the race.I think it will become faster with riders running slicks and cornering much faster.Like all street circuits it will take a special mind shift to remember that it is a road and not a race track with marshals on every corner and an ambulance just a couple of minutes away.Might mean a new style of motorcycle,more road race oriented than motard style.A whole new future lays waiting.Will still be an awesome piece of road and I,m sure I would love to ride it when no ones looking.