The factory Porsche driver will take on the Pikes Peak hill climb event for the third consecutive year.
For the third year in a row, Romain Dumas will take part in the most famous hill climbing event in the world, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Second in the 2012 edition driving a Porsche 911 GT3 R, the French driver will pilot a Norma M20 with Honda power entered by the Romain Dumas Rallye Team. Completed by « RD Limited », the development of the prototype began with one objective in mind : fight for outright victory.
The road to Colorado and the summit at Pikes Peak is still a long one, but the adventure has already started for the Romain Dumas Rallye Team, taking delivery of the Norma chassis in its Alès, France workshops a few weeks ago. On the menu, mechanical evolutions and installation of the turbo engine, which is the same type as the one Romain Dumas used in the 2013 edition, ahead of a testing program in Cévennes.
Following a first-time participation in 2012 where the goal was to learn and discover the uniqueness of Pikes Peak – which led to a class victory, a best rookie honors, and a second place overall time – Romain Dumas returned the following year with ambitious plans. However, 2013 saw the driver retire due to a mechanical issue, but that only increased the official Porsche factory driver’s motivation to take outright victory at this legendary American race.
Romain Dumas will unveil more details on the Norma « RD Limited » in the following weeks.
The « RD Limited » brand offers several accessories and parts developed by the Romain Dumas Rallye Team, offering products, among others, for Porsches competing in rallies.