Ducati | Friday 28 June 2019
Ducati qualifies for Pole Position With Streetfighter V4 Prototype at Pikes Peak
Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.A. / Bologna, Italy, 28 June 2019 – Carlin Dunne of the Spider Grips Ducati team will be in pole position for Sunday’s “Race to the Clouds”. Dunne, on the Ducati Streetfighter V4 prototype, scored the best time during all qualifying sessions. Teammate Codie Vahsholtz, competing on the Multistrada1260 Pikes Peak, qualified in second place in his category and in third place overall.
This 97th running of “The Race To The Clouds” marks the world premiere of Ducati’s new Streetfighter V4 in prototype form. The Bologna-based manufacturer chose the PPIHC race track in Colorado as the proving ground for the prototype. The Streetfighter V4 derives directly from the sporty Panigale V4, stripped of its fairings, and fitted with high and wide handlebars. The motorcycle also includes a 200 cv “V” shaped 4 ciclinder engine: the 1100cc Desmosedici Stradale, kept in hand by aerodynamic profiles specifically designed to ensure stability at high speeds while maintaining a very agile chassis. The production version of the Streetfighter V4 will be unveiled at the Ducati World Première and is scheduled to be available in Ducati dealerships starting in Spring 2020.
Ducati’s heritage at the PPIHC is well-known throughout the world, with Ducati being crowned a winner of the race in 2018, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008, eight instances in total, including last year.
The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb takes place Sunday June 30 in Colorado Springs (U.S.A.). The hill climb starts at 7.30 a.m. local time and will end at 12.00 p.m. local time. Fans can can listen to live flag-to-flag coverage downloading the event’s official App https://live.sporthive.com/event/5970/App