Ducati has announced that it will be back at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in July. The company will once again partner with the Spider Grips team using Multistrada 1200 machines. The Multistrada is the same bike that propelled Ducati to first and third place last year. Privateer Carlin Dunne took home a slew of titles when he conquered the mountain in 11:11.32, setting a new record for motorcycles in the process. He'll be back this year alongside Greg Tracy, a six-time Pikes Peak winner. In 2010, Tracy took the top win on the mountain astride a Multistrada of his own.

To celebrate the brand's return, Ducati is inviting fans and owners to join the team in Colorado in July for a gathering that should include plenty of riding along some of the state's more impressive scenery before attending the race. Sounds like a very good time to us. Head over to the Ducati site for more information.

July is still a long way off, so Ducati has been kind enough to show off a short recap film of the brand's 2011 season. Hit the jump to check out the clip as well as the full press release.

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Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2012 -- Ducati Returns

Ducati returns to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Ducati announces today its return to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for the 90th edition of "The Race to the Clouds".

Following two consecutive championship years, returning to defend its 2011 victory, Ducati will again partner with the Spider Grips team to conquer the mountain on the Multistrada 1200 on July 8, 2012.

The 2012 team will see the return of two exceptional riders, both possessing intimate knowledge of this historic race:

Carlin Dunne – 2011 Rookie of the Year, 2011 1205cc Class Winner with the Multistrada 1200 and 2011 King of the Mountain setting the all-time event motorcycle record.
Greg Tracy – Pikes Peak six-time winner, 2010 1205cc Class Winner on the Multistrada 1200 and 2008 1205cc Class Winner on the Ducati Hypermotard 1100S .

Ducati invites all adventure seeking race enthusiasts to take part in the 2012 PPIHC effort by joining the team in Colorado this July for a Multistrada gathering, beautiful riding in the Rockies and attending this spectacular race.

Please visit ducatiusa.com for details and join Ducati for the 2012 "All Roads Lead to Pikes Peak" adventure.

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