Zero Motorcycles To Race Against Victory Racing In 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
Zero Motorcycles will be present at the upcoming 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race, which will be held for the 94th time on its 100th anniversary of inception on June 26th.
Zero (together with Hollywood Electrics) will try to defend its Electric Production Class win from 2013, 2014 and 2015, as Victory Racing sharpens their teeth for the win as well.
Bonus: 2 Pikes Peak promotion spots/commercials on the 2016 event can be found below!
Two race-prepped Zero FXS will be used by Jake Holden (#59) and Mark Miller (#10).
“Holden and Miller have been gearing up for the “Race to the Clouds” on all new Zero FXS race-prepped machines debuting exclusive performance parts by Hollywood Electrics. The bikes boast an incredible 70 ft-lb of torque yet weigh under 300 pounds. Made in Santa Cruz, California, these electric motorcycles are able to deliver consistent performance at any altitude, unaffected by the thin air that wreaks havoc on the fuel mixture of their internal combustion powered counterparts.”
Update: A company representative tells InsideEVs that one of the riders has now changed for the event, stating:
“The riders have changed since this press release, and Scot Harden is no longer with the company. Marcel Irnie, of Kelowna, British Columbia, has replaced Jake Holden.”
Race is scheduled for June 26 (event: Colorado Springs June 18-26, 2016).
“The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, began in 1916. This year marks the 100th Anniversary and 94th Running of the “Race to the Clouds,” the second oldest motorsports race in America. The PPIHC is a long-standing tradition in the Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak regions. It takes place on a 12.42-mile course beginning at 9,390 feet, with 156 turns, and ending at the 14,115-foot summit.”