Romain Dumas captures overall win at 2016 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

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Romain Dumas must care very little about sleep. Just a week ago he won the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans behind the wheel of a Porsche 919 Hybrid, his team miraculously beating out Toyota on the last lap. With little time for celebration, Dumas flew across the Atlantic the next day to Colorado Springs, CO for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb where he participated in four straight days of sunrise practice sessions. Then, after an engine failure during Friday's practice session, Dumas and his team spent all of that night and the next day getting the car repaired and prepped for Sunday's race.

By the time race day came around the Frenchman was somehow not only coherent enough to race but to post the overall best time, just edging out last year's winner Rhys Millen. It's the second time Dumas has won at Pikes Peak, the last being in 2014. The win was historic in that it was at the hill climb's 100th anniversary, but also because Dumas' time of 8:51.445 was the second-fastest time ever behind Sebastien Loeb's record-setting run from 2013.

All was not completely lost for Millen, who accomplished his goal of running under the nine minute mark. While we're sure he would have wanted to have the overall win, Millen can be consoled that his time of 8:57.118 is the third-fastest of all time and was good enough to set a new record time for the Electric-Modified class.

You can view the full list of results over at, and we've compiled some of our favorite photos from our week at Pikes Peak in the gallery above.

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