Jean-Philippe Dayraut and Dacia Duster ‘No Limit’ obtained a place on the dais of the famous speed competition in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Coast, developed in Colorado springs, USA, on 26th of June. Multiple champion of the races on the tour in France, Dayraut realized the performance to cover the 20 km difficult route in only 10’17”, driving the Dacia Duster 850 CP single model, developed by Renault sport Technologies, Tork Engineering si sodemo.
At his first participation to Pikes Peak, the most exigent speed race on the coast, Jean Philippe Dayraut had to confront recognized pilots on this tour, having an eye for the circuit and traps it hides. The Dacia Duster ‘No Limit’ vehicle competed for the “Unlimited” class, which is not setting any limit regarding the engine power or its displacement volume, mass, tyres, gearing or aerodynamics. Among the elements being the base of the performance of this model there are to be mentioned the engine 850 CP, prepared by sodemo in base of the V6 3,81 engine block of Nissan GT-R, , the sequential gearbox sadev with six reports or aerodynamic elements like the ailerons, tested in the wind tunnel.
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb record has been cut by Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima, who succeeded to climb the mountain with his prototype or, Suzuki sx4 Hill Climb special, in only 9’51” seconds. He is also the holder of the previous record of 10’01”. On the second position there came Rhys Millen, at his fourth participation in the Pikes Peak race. He performed a time of 10’09”, driving the Hyundai Red Bull model.
The Pikes Peak tour has a length of about 20 km and 156 dangerous turnings. He climbs from 2860 to 4300 m altitude, and the air pressure and the altitude differences are decisively influencing both the pilot resistance and the car performances. But the professional pilots, having the races experience, or those knowing to control the vehicle in tours with ice are able to face such a challenge. Jean-Philippe Dyraut hold 6 titles as Andros Trophy champion. His participation at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb was a natural step in his career evolution as pilot, and the Dacia Duster “No Limit” vehicle answered perfectly to its exigencies.