Paul Dallenbach Sets New Time Attack Class Record At Pikes Peak HillClimb In Hyundai RMR Genesis Coupe Racer

 Paul Dallenbach Sets New Time Attack Class Record At Pikes Peak HillClimb In
                       Hyundai RMR Genesis Coupe Racer

Dallenbach Sets Time Attack World Record Ascent Time of (9:46.001) to the
famous 14,115 foot Summit

PR Newswire

PIKES PEAK, Colo., June 30, 2013

PIKES PEAK, Colo., June 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul Dallenbach set a new
world record in the Time Attack class at the 2013 Pikes Peak International
Hill Climb on Sunday. The record was set with Dallenbach piloting the same
Hyundai RMR Genesis Coupe that Rhys Millen used to set the all-time world
record last year. Dallenbach set a furious pace to the summit, needing only
9:46.001 to make the full ascent.



"The Rhys Millen Racing-prepared Genesis Coupe really complemented my
aggressive driving style in setting the Time Attack world record," said
Dallenbach. "With some very specific adjustments to the car this year giving a
more neutral handling balance, I was able to even build upon last year's world
record set by Millen. It was thrilling to drive a racer that made full use of
my years of experience at Pikes Peak."


With the current world record in its credentials, Millen could have simply let
teammate Paul Dallenbach run the RMR Genesis Coupe at Pikes Peak without
upgrades for 2013. But the team saw opportunities to improve the RMR Genesis
Coupe even further. A new clutch-type rear differential was fitted to reduce
inside wheel spin in the tightest of Pikes hairpin turns, especially those
with extreme crown affecting corner-exit acceleration. Staggered tire sizes
were adjusted, with a smaller overall diameter for the front tires,
effectively increasing rear-to-front rake and increasing the front tire-patch
weight balance, reducing understeer. In addition, stiffer rear springs were
fitted, further reducing understeer for more perfect balance.


Dallenbach is a veteran Pikes Peak racer who competed in the 2013 Pikes Peak
International Hill Climb Time Attack 2WD class. He drove the same
production-based Genesis Coupe that set last year's all-time world record with
Rhys Millen at the helm. Paul is a local Colorado fan favorite, with a
thoroughly impressive Pikes Peak resume, including six Pikes Peak class wins
and three overall wins at the world's most prestigious hill climb. Paul, the
younger brother of NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver Wally, was also the 1993
Pikes Peak Hill Climb Champion. His other victories include a three-time
champion of the Alcan 5000 Rally.


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