Live Thread: 2024 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Colin
By Colin Wood
Jun 23, 2024 | Pikes Peak, Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, Live Thread

Photography Credit: Vlad Tyeryekhov

[June 28 Update: Official results can be viewed here.]

Imagine a motorsport event in which you must climb a total of nearly 5000 feet as quickly as possible, navigating over 150 turns with little in place to prevent you from tumbling down the mountain–as so many have done before.

Oh, and did we mention you’ll only get one chance to set your fastest time?

Enter The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo.

The 102nd running of the “Race to the Clouds” is set to place on June 23, with 61 entries scheduled to make the fabled climb.

Follow this thread for live updates from The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, as well as exclusive photos throughout the race weekend from legendary photographer Rupert Berrington and his team.

For more information about The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo–including a race week schedule and a competitor list–visit ppihc.org.

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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
6/20/24 11:55 a.m.

First up, some news: Pro driver and GRM contributor Randy Pobst will be replacing Robin Shute in one of the two Ioniq 5 N TA Spec cars Hyundai is fielding this year.


Photography Credit: Rupert Berrington

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
6/20/24 12:07 p.m.

Today, June 20, is the third Practice & Qualifying session.

As far as photos, here's what we have so far from the beginning of the week. (Thank you, again, Rupert Berrington and team for getting us such great photography.)


Photography Credit: Vlad Tyeryekhov


Photography Credit: Vlad Tyeryekhov


Photography Credit: Vlad Tyeryekhov


Photography Credit: Vlad Tyeryekhov


Photography Credit: Vlad Tyeryekhov


Photography Credit: Vlad Tyeryekhov


Photography Credit: Vlad Tyeryekhov


Photography Credit: Vlad Tyeryekhov


Photography Credit: Vlad Tyeryekhov


Photography Credit: Vlad Tyeryekhov


Photography Credit: Vlad Tyeryekhov


Photography Credit: Vlad Tyeryekhov


Photography Credit: Vlad Tyeryekhov


Photography Credit: Vlad Tyeryekhov


Photography Credit: Vlad Tyeryekhov


Photography Credit: Vlad Tyeryekhov


Photography Credit: Vlad Tyeryekhov


Photography Credit: Rupert Berrington


Photography Credit: Rupert Berrington


Photography Credit: Rupert Berrington


Photography Credit: Rupert Berrington


Photography Credit: Rupert Berrington


Photography Credit: Rupert Berrington


Photography Credit: Rupert Berrington


Photography Credit: Rupert Berrington


Photography Credit: Rupert Berrington

Duckzero
Duckzero GRM+ Memberand New Reader
6/20/24 1:00 p.m.

Ah. I was supposed to go this year, but I had to re-prioritize a few other life things. I hope the livestream is going to be good!

Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/20/24 1:21 p.m.

Glad to see Randy Pobst getting a drive in one of the Hyundais... What's the story with Robin Shute vacating the seat? Is the Sendy Club attending this year? Had a quick poke and couldn't find anything.

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
6/20/24 3:00 p.m.

As always, looks like an incredible assortment of drivers and cars. It'll be fun to see how the event unfolds.

Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/20/24 4:52 p.m.

It's also worth commenting on what a stunning bunch of photos those are.

Makes me want to go. I want to spectate. I know better than to think I want to drive it, but... dang. What a place.

BoulderG
BoulderG Reader
6/20/24 6:42 p.m.

If you don't follow Rupert Berrington on Facebook, you should! He's a great photographer and super-good guy. Works really really hard, for sure. I think he's pretty much living on Pikes Peak last week through the end of the race - some funny photos of him in full Arctic gear.

Yes, indeed, great photos!

Oapfu
Oapfu GRM+ Memberand Reader
6/20/24 9:59 p.m.

EV youtuber interviewing Lightning Supertruck engineers.  Long format, almost-technical, includes on-board vid from practice sessions about an hour in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwidlmAShZE

Observation #1: 1000kW = 1MW

Observation #2: people use to joke that you couldn't haul in a load of electrons and 'refuel' an EV off-grid.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/21/24 4:28 a.m.

Good morning from Colorado Springs. Heading out to practice in a few minutes. 

dyintorace
dyintorace GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
6/21/24 6:32 a.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Ouch! But hell yes? 😀

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