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Don Canet in Pikes Peak Practice Don Canet in Pikes Peak Practice photo: Jamey Price

Ducati Heads to Pikes Peak to Defend Record

Written by  on Friday, 27 June 2014 16:24

June 27, 2014- On Sunday, June 29, the Spider Grips Ducati team heads back to Colorado Springs for the 92nd running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Piloted by Micky Diamond and Don Canet, the team is sending two Multistrada 1200 S models to the summit of Pikes Peak in the quest to defend the all-time fastest motorcycle record time of 9:52.819 set by Carlin Dunne on a Ducati Multistrada in 2012. A win by either Diamond or Canet will mark five-consecutive years of victories for Ducati and the Multistrada at the historic race.

Practice sessions this week have been quintessentially Pikes Peak, with cold temperatures and weather conditions changing by the minute. Several crashes throughout the week are a constant reminder of how unforgiving the mountain can be. The Spider Grips Ducati team has had strong practice sessions and will head into race day with confidence.

Cheer for the Ducati team and receive race updates by visiting the Ducati Twitter (@DucatiUSA), Instagram (DucatiUSA) and Facebook pages (Ducati). You can also view the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb live online at www.ppihc.com. 

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