KTM 790 Duke Sets New Record In The Middleweight Category Of The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

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Chris Fillmore etched his name into the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb record book once again as he raced the KTM 790 Duke to a Middleweight course record with a time of 10:04.038. Rivaling the times of Heavyweight front-runners, Fillmore also solidified the incredible feat of third overall as he pushed the limits aboard a middleweight machine.

KTM 790 DUKE – Pikes Peak – Chris Fillmore (4)

Finishing just ahead for second overall was Fillmore’s KTM-mounted Heavyweight division teammate, Rennie Scaysbrook, who raced the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R to a near photo finish as he came a mere .692 of a second away from capturing the outright victory with a time of 9:59.794. Fillmore executed all 156 corners and 12.42 miles of the extreme Pikes Peak course to finish less than five seconds away from the outright victory, giving the middleweight KTM 790 DUKE an impressive debut into the U.S. racing scene.

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KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R – Pikes Peak – Rennie Scaysbrook (3)

Fillmore, who now holds the Pikes Peak course record in both the Heavyweight and Middleweight motorcycle divisions, still remains the fastest motorcycle rider to ever go up the mountain with an impressive 2017 run of 9:49.265 on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R.

KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R – Pikes Peak – Rennie Scaysbrook (5)

Meanwhile, in the Heavyweight division, Rennie Scaysbrook set his sights on going after Fillmore’s outright motorcycle course record aboard the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R. Scaysbrook, who finished runner-up in 2017, matched his previous overall finish on Sunday as he fought hard all the way to the checkers for an extremely close finish with a time of 9:59.794.

Results Pikes Peak Overall Motorcycle 2018

  1. Carlin Dunne, Heavyweight, 2018 Ducati MTS1260 Pikes Peak, 9:59.102
  2. Rennie Scaysbrook, Heavyweight, 2017 KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, 9:59.794
  3. Chris Fillmore, Middleweight, 2018 KTM 790 DUKE, 10:04.038 (Class Winner)
  4. Codie Vahsholtz, Heavyweight, 2018 Ducati MTS1260 Pikes Peak, 10:12.703
  5. Thilo Gunther, Heavyweight, 2015 BMW S 1000 R, 10:16.637

Check out more images from KTM’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb run:

KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R – Pikes Peak – Rennie Scaysbrook (2)
KTM 790 DUKE – Pikes Peak – Chris Fillmore (6)
KTM 790 DUKE – Pikes Peak – Chris Fillmore (2)