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Loeb breaks record in hill climb


Loeb breaks record in hill climb


Rally legend Sebastien Loeb was breaking records behind the wheel again but this time in a race to the clouds.

The nine-time world rally champion smashed the existing record for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, in Colorado.

Driving his Peugeot 208 T16 at an average speed of 90mph, the Frenchman carved up the 13 miles and 156 corners of the mountain to clock a breathtaking time of eight minutes 13.87 seconds.

It was a massive one and a half minutes quicker than the previous mark set by New Zealand’s Rhys Millen last year.

First competed in 1916 the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb nicknamed the Race to the clouds, is the second oldest motor sports race in America.

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