Mit­subishi Mo­tors takes di­vi­sional honours at hill climb

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Mit­subishi Mo­tors Cor­po­ra­tion (MMC) driver Greg Tracy has won his class and fin­ished sec­ond out­right at this year’s Pikes Peak In­ter­na­tional Hill Climb in his elec­tric MiEV Evo­lu­tion III race car. Tracy also set the fourth fastest time in Pikes Peak his­tory. Tracy landed vic­tory in the Elec­tric Mod­i­fied Di­vi­sion, while his team-mate Hiroshi Ma­suoka fin­ished sec­ond in the Elec­tric Mod­i­fied Di­vi­sion and third in the event’s out­right plac­ings.

This year, Mit­subishi Mo­tors en­tered two MiEV Evo­lu­tion III elec­tric race cars — which com­bine the best of MMC’s elec­tric ve­hi­cle (EV) and four-wheel drive con­trol tech­nolo­gies — in the Elec­tric Mod­i­fied Di­vi­sion.

Held in Colorado in the United States, the iconic mo­tor­sport event was run from June 23-29.

Greg Tracy said he was happy to deliver the Elec­tric Mod­i­fied class vic­tory to Mit­subishi Mo­tors.

‘‘The Mit­subishi Mo­tors team pre­pared a fan­tas­tic race car for me. I want to thank the team and also Ma­suoka-san who helped to de­velop this phenom­e­nal race car to cap­ture this win. This vic­tory is truly a team ef­fort,’’ he said.

‘‘The road sur­face con­di­tion to­day was rather slip­pery but the S-AWC had elim­i­nated any un­nec­es­sary drift of the car, and I was able to at­tack turns all the way to the top with full con­fi­dence.

Mit­subishi Mo­tors has en­tered the Pikes Peak Hill Climb three years in a row since 2012, view­ing it as an op­por­tu­nity to ver­ify the per­for­mance of ma­jor EV com­po­nents.

For a full run­down on all Mit­subishi ve­hi­cles call into Shep­par­ton Mit­subishi, Be­nalla Rd. Or phone the show­room on 5822 5888.

The Mit­subishi Mo­tors team pre­pared a fan­tas­tic race car for me

Driver Greg Tracy has won his class and fin­ished sec­ond out­right at this year’s Pikes Peak In­ter­na­tional Hill Climb in his elec­tric MiEV Evo­lu­tion III race car

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