24 June 2018
We can look back on a very special, eventful weekend. On 24 June 2018, our MOTORSPORT team successfully competed on the legendary race track at Pikes Peak in Colorado.
The road racer Thilo Günther and the top EWC endurance racer Lucy Glöckner were representing Wunderlich at the start line of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb on the west coast of the US. The “Race to the Clouds” held at Pikes Peak on Sunday was very close indeed. With our two BMW S 1000 Rs, perfectly prepared from a technical standpoint, we chased the factory-backed KTM and Ducati teams.
Thilo shortened the gap to winner Carlin Dunn, who is basically at home on Pikes Peak, to just 17 s on the track, which measures 20 km long and is situated at an altitude of 4,300 m. Clocking a time of 10:16.637, he took a fantastic fourth place in the Heavyweight Motorcycle Class, while Lucy arrived home straight after in fifth with a time of 10:21.932. Wunderlich MOTORSPORT therefore ranked fifth and sixth among all motorcycles. Overall (taking racing cars and motorcycles into account), Thilo and Lucy rank 21st and 23rd respectively in a first-class starter field made up of 73 starters.
Our team managed to gradually improve in terms of both performance and times during the training sessions by fine-tuning the engine and chassis of the BMW S 1000 Rs, thus enabling them to achieve this success. We were therefore able to provide more than ample proof of our outstanding performance capability with the support of the ProKASRO racing team, which plays an active role in the Endurance World Championships (EWC)!
Lucy, who is a rookie when it comes to this legendary race – where riders can't afford to make mistakes and there are no run-out zones, just the abyss – deserves special recognition for her performance, as she took to it like a duck to water. Respect!
Following on from Thilo taking fifth place in the Heavyweight Class (tenth place among all motorcycles) last year on a high-torque BMW R 1200 R LC prepared by Wunderlich MOTORSPORT, we have now taken another key step in the right direction with the far more powerful BMW S 1000 R which we prepared.
We would like to offer our sincere congratulations to our colleagues at VW Motorsport for their sensational win with their electric Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak, driven by Romain Dumas! The Wolfsburg-based team set a stunning new record, clocking a finish time of 7:57.148 and thereby shaving 16 s off the previous record.
25. Mai 2018
Wir stehen in den Startlöchern. Wie schon berichtet, gehen wir am 24. Juni 2018 erneut beim legendären Bergrennen nahe Colorado Springs an den Start. Mit zwei brandheißen Wunderlich S 1000 R werden Thilo Günther und Lucy Glöckner über 156 schwindelerregende Kurven den 4302 Meter hohen Pikes Peak hinauf jagen. Unser Ziel ist klar: Wir werden um den Sieg fahren!
Alle Infos zum Rennen werden wir brandaktuell über unsere Social Media-Kanäle und unsere Seite www.wunderlich-motorsport.de veröffentlichen, einen Online-Stream des „Race to the Clouds“ und viele weitere Infos über den Pikes Peak International Hillclimb gibt es im Internet unter www.ppihc.org
Viel Spaß und Spannung beim Gucken und Staunen!
7. Februar 2018