Hyundai to mount four-car attack on 2024 Pikes Peak

06th March 2024
Russell Campbell

Hyundai has announced it will mount a four-car assault on this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, cementing a history with the event that stretches back to 1992 when Rod Millen won the 2 Wheel Drive Showroom Stock division at the wheel of a turbocharged Scoupe


While the cars have yet to be confirmed, the driver line-up includes eleven-time Pikes Peak International Hill Climb winner Paul Dallenbach (who set the overall record in 1993), four-time overall winner and King of the Mountain title holder Robin Shute and Hyundai's factory WRC driver, Dani Sordo. The fourth runner will be announced later.

This year will be the latest of numerous campaigns mounted by Hyundai at the Race to the Clouds. In 1997, Paul Choiniere won the Pikes Peak Open division in a 1997 Hyundai Tiburon (badged Scoupe in the UK), and in 2010, Rhys Millen finished 3rd in Unlimited in an RMR JE09 racecar wearing Red Bull colours.


The following year, father-son duo Rhys and Rod Millens raced in two divisions. Rhys finished second in the Unlimited division in a Hyundai RMR PM58, while Rod claimed the win in the Time Attack 2-Wheel Drive division in his Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

Rhys didn't have to wait too long to claim the top spot on the podium. In 2012, on a now-paved course, he took King of the Mountain and set the fastest time overall, posting a course record in the process in a 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe in the Time Attack division.


He returned again in 2013, piloting his 2013 Hyundai PM580T to second place behind Sébastien Loeb's Peugeot.

Hyundai's last outing came in 2017 when the company entered two cars in the A1 division. Newcombe failed to finish in his Tiburon on his fourth appearance at the event, while Rhys Millen won the division in a 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe.


We'll have more news on this year's event when we have it.

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