Dallenbach Positioned to Dominate Time Attack Class in Last Year’s All-time World-Record-Setting
Millen to Compete in the Unlimited Class with Purpose-built Hill Climb Racer, Defending His All-time
Record Set Last Year
COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2013 – Hyundai and Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) today announced the selection of veteran Pikes Peak racer Paul Dallenbach to race in the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) Time Attack class. Dallenbach will drive 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 class wins and three overall wins at the world’s most prestigious hill climb. This years’ race to the world-renowned summit is planned for June 30.
This year, Hyundai will expand its effort to the unlimited class at Pikes Peak in a two-car effort, with Dallenbach now teaming up with Millen piloting a new, unlimited class purpose-built rear-drive racecar in defense of his all-time world record of 9:46.164. With these two highly-respected, veteran racers combining both driving talent and tuning expertise, the venerable Hyundai/RMR partnership has a superb opportunity to set new world records in their respective classes.
“With Dallenbach joining the Hyundai/RMR effort at Pikes this year, we’ve formed a formidable team that will be thrilling for fans around the world to watch,” said Rhys Millen, owner and driver of Rhys Millen Racing. “With race-proven Hyundai core powertrain components powering both of our hill climb racers, it demonstrates how confident we are in the performance and durability of Hyundai engineering.”
“We’re thrilled with the addition of Pikes Peak veteran Paul Dallenbach to the Hyundai motorsports team at Pikes this year,” said Steve Shannon, vice president, marketing, Hyundai Motor America. “The combined experience of Millen and Dallenbach gives us an outstanding prospect to both defend our world record and generate impressive class wins.”