Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Micky Dymond Slated to Compete at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with Falkner Livingston Racing & Akrapovic

Pro Motorcycle Racer Micky Dymond Partners with Falkner Livingston Racing/Akrapovic for the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the Pikes Peak 1205 Division

Colorado Springs, May 7, 2013 -------The 91st Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will feature a dramatic return to the mountain by former Pikes Peak Champion racer Micky Dymond (Anaheim, CA) on a Ducati Multistrada, riding for the Falkner Livingston Racing Team.

Micky Dymond

The Pikes Peak 1205 division motorcycle racers will face off on June 30 with Dymond riding a Ducati Multistrada, the motorcycle of choice for winning riders in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The project will be managed by Falkner Livingston Racing which is partnered with Akrapovic America LLC for this project.
In 2005, three-time AMA champion Dymond took on the famed Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for the first time with remarkable results – the rookie rider won the 750 Pro motorcycle class, becoming only the second rider to become ‘King of the Hill’ as a rookie. When he competes this year, Dymond will have the advantage of past experience as a three-time Pikes Peak competitor as well as the benefit of a fully paved course.
“I feel that a fully paved course will suit me very well on the Ducati Multistrada 1200,” says Dymond.
“The bike is whole lot of motorcycle for sure but, it’s amazing how fast it is and how well it handles. I really love this event and feel so lucky to be a part of this team, on this great bike. It is just So Awesome.”
Ducati’s Carlin Dunne established the all-time course record for motorcycles last year in winning the 1205 field in a sizzling 9:52.819, the first racer to break the ten-minute barrier in the history of the race on Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain.
Dymond will be on hand in the Akrapovic booth to chat with race fans during “Fan Fest” in downtown Colorado Springs, scheduled for Friday evening, June 28th.

About Micky Dymond:
Dymond is a former AMA Motocross Pro and three time National Campion known for back-to-back National Titles in the 125 class in the 1980’s, and his record-setting 2005 AMA National Championship title in the Super Moto class.  Currently Dymond is training to compete in the 2014 Race Across America in the solo division. RAAM organizers will feature Dymond’s training in a ‘Riding The Line’ video series, which began in March. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y2Hkt4MKNQ

About The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb:

Started in 1916 the legendary race is the second oldest motor sports race in the United States behind the Indy 500. With 156 turns over 12.42 miles, sheer drop-offs and an elevation that increases by more than 5,000 feet from the start line to the 14,110-foot summit on a fully-paved public highway, the Pikes Peak race course is unlike any other on the planet. Pikes Peak race information: www.ppihc.com
About Falkner/Livingston Racing:

FL Racing was founded in 2003 by longtime friends Paul Livingston and Rod Falkner when they set their first Land Speed Record at the Bonneville Salt Flats.  The race team is made up of friends from the motorsports world who have racing in their DNA and like to use their diversified talents and resources to achieve a common goal. By 2013 the team had set numerous Land Speed Records in 50cc, 125cc, 650cc, 750cc, 1000cc, 1350cc, 1650cc, and 3000cc classes and many class wins at Pikes Peak. The team has managed special Baja, Bonneville, and Pikes Peak race projects for Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Triumph, and Ducati. For additional information, please visit
About Akrapovic:

Akrapovic is immersed at the highest levels of racing in every category through partnerships with Akrapovic Moto GP teams, World Superbike teams, Supercross and Outdoor Motocross teams, as well as Dakar. Visit website www.akrapovic.com for more about the complete line of Akrapovic exhaust systems
Get Tickets Now
Fans of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb can purchase tickets now for the June 30, 2013 race and assure themselves a spot on the Peak for what promises to be the best in the event’s long and storied history.
General admission seats are priced at $40.00 each, and the popular Family Four-Pack is priced at $135.00 when purchased in advance.
Tickets may be purchased on the PPIHC official website: www.ppihc.com
Camping permits, sold on a first-come, first-served basis, are available at $100.00 each.
(Note, PPIHC policy for the Family Four-Pack mandates that all four people must be in one vehicle on race day and each occupant in a vehicle with a camping permit must also have a race ticket.)
Race tickets are required for anyone 10 years of age and older. The popular Fan Fest will be staged on Friday evening, June 28, in downtown Colorado Springs.
Mike Moran
Senior Media Consultant
The Colorado Springs Sports Corporation
1631 Mesa Ave., Suite E
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 634-7333, ext.1011

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