There are the racers who tackle the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on four wheels and then there are the (even more) insane bastards who head up the mountain on bikes. Greg Tracy is without a doubt one of the most talented of those souls. He's collected the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb overall win a total of six times, and this year, he blew straight past the 10 minute barrier on his Ducati with a 9:58.262 time up the course. Impressive, given the rider laid down a machine the weekend before the hill climb during a video shoot.

The time put him within six seconds of this year's winner, Carlin Dunne. Six seconds is a lifetime in motorsports, but watching Tracy wring the big Duc out over the 12-mile slog to the top makes it hard to fathom pulling any more time from the run. Check out the clip below for yourself.



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      TwoBits
      • 2 Years Ago
      That left me speechless. These guys have some balls. I actually winced a few times, especially when he was right on the edge of the cliff. Unreal.
      Jeffrey Smith
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great job, but I still feel like it less dramatic of a race now with it all paved. There is something missing now.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      msg
      • 2 Years Ago
      gave me some goosebumps
      Tweaker
      • 2 Years Ago
      I thought he rode that very un-smooth. Lots of jerking with the bars and with the throttle. He was relying solely on his power. A better rider will do better.
        montoym
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Tweaker
        I'll be happy to watch you make a run next year if you want to challenge him. I'll be right along Devil's Playground where I was this year. See you there!
        disngaj
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Tweaker
        I'm sure the 6-time winner would appreciate your help with his technique.
        Tweaker
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Tweaker
        I expected those replies. I'd bet neither of you has ever raced a motorcycle. It could be it just has not attracted the better riders.
      Netmo
      • 2 Years Ago
      all asphalt now? RIP pikes peak.
      Netmo
      • 2 Years Ago
      all asphalt now? RIP pikes peak.
        montoym
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Netmo
        While I'm also quite sad about the loss of the dirt on Pikes Peak, it's hard to argue that it will (or has) killed off the race. On the contrary, they had to cut off entries early this year due to increased interest and there's talk of making it a multi-day event in the future as well. It sems that paving the Peak is actually what might save the race. It wasn't all that many years ago that the Hill Climb almost dissolved completely due to lack of interest.
      justgoawaymad
      • 2 Years Ago
      big deal....most of it is paved now.
      robbversion1
      • 2 Years Ago
      holy S%^# please tell me that speedo was in km/h
      J.craig Shambaugh
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is nothing IOM TT Whips in cars with cages . Riding motorcycles that talent ! Not sitting in a chair in a cage playing with paddal shifters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVXc29ZgutI&feature=c4-overview&playnext=1&list=TL0fEphLGXig8
      Ed
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pretty incredible, on a sport touring bike too...
      tachyon particle
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder if someone could enter a MotoGP bike in the unlimited 2WD class, how fast they would be?
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