Search 3500+ EV News articles

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Toyota win Pikes Peak EV class finishing 6th overall

Japanese Rally driver Fumio Nutahara has won the Pikes Peak Electric Division behind the wheel of a Toyota Motorsport Gmbh TMG P002, taking the 12.42 mile course to the summit of the mountain in a time of 10:15.380. Another Japanese rally driver, Hiroshi Masuoka, was second in his Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution, with a time of 10:30.850. Defending champion Ikuo Hanawa of Japan finished fifth. These times beat the previous EV record of 12:20:084 set in 2011 by AC Propulsion.

Japan’s Nobuhiro Tajima, running in the Electric Auto Division after six straight Unlimited titles, was forced out of the running by a fire in the cockpit of his electric entry as he began the first leg. Tajima was unhurt, and the vehicle was towed off the course.

  • 1st.: #230 Fumio Nutahara Japan Toyota Motorsport (race car). 10:15.380 OVERALL: 6th!
  • 2nd: #32 Hiroshi Masuoka Iruma Japan Mitsubishi Motors (race car).10:30.850 OVERALL: 8th!
  • 3rd: #311 Elias Anderson Austin TX HCE (race car).11:00.8 57 OVERALL: 13th!
  • 4th.: #13 Michael Bream Carlsbad CA BMW (sedan car).11:58.929
  • 5th: #16 Ikuo Hanawa Ibaraki Japan Summit (race car).11:58.974
  • 6th: #34 Beccy Gordon Dana Point CA Mitsubishi Motors (sedan car).15:10.557
  • na: #1 Nobuhiro Tajima Tokyo Japan. Did not finish [UPDATE]

    Results: PPIHC

  • Blog Widget by LinkWithin

    No comments:

    Post a Comment