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New Electric Vehicle Record at Pikes Peak - Web Exclusive

This was the third consecutive year an EV sponsored by Yokohama Rubber Company won its class and broke a record in the process.

Greg Emmerson
Aug 16, 2012
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With the entire course being paved in asphalt for the first time in its history, it was predictable that records would tumble at this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and the electric vehicle (EV) class was no exception.

Despite it being a relatively new introduction to the annual festival of speed, this was the third consecutive year an EV sponsored by Yokohama Rubber Company won its class and broke a record in the process.

Driven by rally driver Fumio Nutahara and wearing ADVAN A048 tires, his Toyota Motorsports EV P002 racer set an EV-class victory in 10min 15.380sec.

This record-breaking time was actually fast enough to place sixth overall in the 90th running of the famous “Race to the Clouds” on the 12.42-mile course.

YRC also sponsored Ikuo Hanawa, who won (and broke records) in the EV class for the previous two years on Yokohama tires. This year, using Yokohama’s eco-friendly, fuel-efficient BluEarth-A rubber, he was on pace to set another record but had a mechanical issue, finishing fifth in 11min 58.97sec.

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