2016 Pikes Peak Hill Climb


While Sebastian Loeb’s 8:13.878 record was safe, Dumas did manage a very rapid 8:51.445 time up the challenging course.

This year’s event was expected to be a shootout between Rhys Millen and his Hyundai-supported eO prototype and Dumas in the Norma. The hype and event matched perfectly with Millen and Dumas battling hard for the top prize.

Dumas really won the event in sectors 2 and 3, despite Millen being quicker than the Norma in the fourth and final sector. Romain Dumas’ 8:51.445 was enough to win the event. Millen came in second with a time of 8:57.118, six seconds behind Dumas.

Millen’s consolation prize was the fact that he had the fastest-ever time up the mountain for an electric car and the first run under 9 minutes for an electric vehicle.

Interestingly, the Honda NSX-based 4-Motor EV managed to beat last year’s top time, a solid effort. The NSX finishing second in class and third overall with a time of 9:06.015.

2016 Pikes Peak Hill Climb Top 50 Results

Rank No CLS PIC Name LapTime Speed
1 30 Unlimited 1 Romain Dumas 8:51.445 81.288
2 67 Electric-Electric Modified 1 Rhys Millen 8:57.118 80.429
3 260 Electric-Electric Modified 2 Tetsuya Yamano 9:06.015 79.119
4 98 Unlimited 2 Paul Dallenbach 9:36.041 74.995
5 1 Electric-Electric Modified 3 Nobuhiro Tajima 9:51.978 72.976
6 7 PPC-Pikes Peak Open 1 Layne Schranz 9:53.071 72.841
7 18 PPC-Open Wheel 1 Clint Vahsholtz 9:54.050 72.721
8 41 Time Attack-Time Attack1 1 David Donner 10:00.813 71.903
9 87 PPC-Pikes Peak Open 2 Jonathan Frost 10:04.805 71.428
10 19 Time Attack-Time Attack1 2 Raphaël Astier (R) 10:06.006 71.286
11 888 Unlimited 3 Rodney Tu (R) 10:06.137 71.271
12 28 PPC-Open Wheel 2 Dan Novembre 10:10.701 70.738
13 326 Time Attack-Time Attack1 3 Timothy Hardy 10:12.881 70.487
14 20m Pikes Peak Heavyweight 1 Bruno Langlois 10:13.106 70.461
15 99m PPC-Electric Bike 1 Don Canet 10:17.813 69.924
16 6 Unlimited 4 Jeff MacPherson 10:17.814 69.924
17 156m PPC-Exhibition Powersport 1 Jeremy Toye 10:19.777 69.702
18 37 Unlimited 5 Tony Quinn (R) 10:20.787 69.589
19 33m Pikes Peak Heavyweight 2 Rennie Scaysbrook (R) 10:28.407 68.745
20 173 Time Attack-Time Attack2 Production 1 Nick Robinson (R) 10:28.820 68.7
21 500m Pikes Peak Heavyweight 3 Shane Scott 10:35.953 67.93
22 96 Unlimited 6 Richard Boake (R) 10:36.999 67.818
23 22 Time Attack-Time Attack2 Production 2 Kevin Wesley (R) 10:39.964 67.504
24 47m Pikes Peak Middleweight 1 Kris Lillegard 10:46.406 66.831
25 5 PPC-Open Wheel 3 Trevor Stewart 10:49.965 66.465
26 79 PPC-Open Wheel 4 Sead Causevic 10:53.504 66.105
27 58m Pikes Peak Lightweight 1 Davey Durelle 10:55.288 65.925
28 27 Unlimited 7 Steve Goeglein 10:55.669 65.887
29 8 Time Attack-Time Attack2 Production 3 Stephanie Reaves 10:56.876 65.766
30 17 Time Attack-Time Attack1 4 Robb Holland (R) 10:56.878 65.766
31 23 Unlimited 8 Cole Powelson 10:57.007 65.753
32 72 Time Attack-Time Attack1 5 Derek Boyd 10:57.684 65.685
33 32m Pikes Peak Middleweight 2 Tomasz Gombos 10:58.630 65.591
34 711 PPC-Pikes Peak Open 3 Raymund Guerrero 11:01.215 65.334
35 6m Pikes Peak Middleweight 3 Joseph Toner 11:01.324 65.324
36 38 Time Attack-Time Attack1 6 Tony Brakohiapa 11:02.379 65.219
37 846m Pikes Peak Quad 1 Cyril Combes (R) 11:05.664 64.898
38 285m Pikes Peak Middleweight 4 Codie Vahsholtz 11:07.154 64.753
39 39m PPC-Electric Bike 2 Yoshihiro Kishimoto 11:10.480 64.431
40 25 PPC-Pikes Peak Open 4 Robert Prilika 11:11.713 64.313
41 21 Unlimited 9 Rod Moberly 11:13.386 64.153
42 100m Pikes Peak Lightweight 2 Greg Chicoine 11:13.547 64.138
43 27m PPC-Electric Bike 3 Robert Barber (R) –.—
44 86 Unlimited 10 Mike Wilson 11:19.825 63.546
45 10m PPC-Electric Bike 4 Mark Miller (R) 11:20.448 63.488
46 40m Pikes Peak Heavyweight 4 Paul Baleta (R) 11:21.191 63.418
47 42 PPC-Vintage 1 Jess Neal 11:21.434 63.396
48 919m Pikes Peak Quad 2 Chris Wagner 11:22.309 63.314
49 254m Pikes Peak Heavyweight 5 Kevin Heil 11:23.949 63.163
50 76m Pikes Peak Middleweight 5 Takahiro Itami 11:25.566 63.014

2016 Pikes Peak Hill Climb Gallery

Image Credit: Drew Phillips | Autoblog