Dacia Duster No Limit Third At Pikes Peak

June 29, 2011 at 9:06 am

Dacia’s 700-hp, GTR-powered Duster Pikes Peak Rally car managed to secure  decent place at the big event by finishing third after the winner Tajima and Rhys Millen.

Driven by Frenchman Jean-Philippe Dayraut, Dacia Duster crowned its first attempt at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) with a polished, competitive and reliable run which surprised the paddock and fans of the world’s most famous hill climb. Duster completed the weekend in third place, on the heels of two recognised experts of the American event. That is pretty satisfying and impressive result for a company like Duster.

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This would be a good jump start for the Romanian company’s motorsport activities.

1,Nobuhiro Tajima (Suzuki SX4), 9m51s (new record)
2,Rhys Millen (Hyundai RMR PM580), 10m9s
3, Jean-Philippe Dayraut (Dacia Duster), 10m17s