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01/31/18
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Volkswagen signs up Le Mans winner Romain Dumas for Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2018

Volkswagen signs up Le Mans winner Romain Dumas for Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2018
  • Volkswagen is entering the world's most famous hill climb with a fully electric racing car
  • World Endurance champion Dumas has already won the ‘Race to the Clouds' in Colorado (USA) three times
  • The goal on 24 June 2018 is to set a new track record for electric racing cars

Volkswagen is banking on experience for its comeback in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. On 24 June 2018, more than 30 years after Volkswagen last entered the world's most famous hill climb, Romain Dumas from France will be behind the wheel of the marque's first fully electric racing car. Dumas has already won the so-called ‘Race to the Clouds' in the US state of Colorado three times. He is also able to build on the experience gained from driving hybrid prototypes in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC): Dumas secured the world title in this high-tech racing series in 2016 as a Porsche works driver.

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