1150BHP RS200 GUNS FOR PIKES PEAK RECORD
Essex-based team aims to be the first to complete Pikes Peak in less than 10mins
800bhp Fiesta with rally ace Marcus Gronholm at the wheel, but Ford is facing some tough challengers, not least from its own past.
Essex-based Mach 2 Racing is entering a Ford RS200 packing a genuinely terrifying 1150bhp in an attempt to be the first team to crack the 10-minute barrier.
The car, driven by former double British Rallycross champ Mark Rennison, is gunning for current record holder Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima, who set a time of 10m 01.408s back in 2007 at the wheel of a 1000bhp Suzuki XL7.
Rennison is confident that he and the RS200 can be the first pairing to finish the 12-mile 156-turn course in les than 10 minutes: “If everything on the day goes right and the weather conditions are good beating the 10-minute barrier shouldn’t be a problem. But strange things happen at Pikes Peak, it’s a unique event.”
Practice for this year’s Pikes Peak hillclimb runs from 15-17th July, with the single timed run up the full course on Sunday 19th July.