Team YOKOHAMA EV Challenge, with driver Ikuo Hanawa, took on the 2011 Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb, a world-renown
ed event held June 26 in Colorado,
U.S.A. The year 2011 marks the team’s third entry and in a repeat of last year’s results, the team re-wrote the speed record for the climb in the EV Class with the prototype tyre BluEarth. This year the team climbed Pike’s Peak in 12’20.084”, 57 seconds faster than the record set last year.