Thursday, March 22

PIKES PEAK CHAMP TO RACE THIS WEEKEND

Hollywood stuntman Greg Tracy, a six-time Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) class winner, is in New Zealand this weekend to ride a Ducati Multistrada at the Leadfoot Festival meeting at Hahei on the Coromandel Peninsula.

With a personal invitation to attend and compete in the Festival by land owner and event organiser Rod Millen, Tracy will be setting the Multistrada against vintage Holdens, Fords, Lotus supercars, modern Porsches, Mercedes and even a Ferrari or two.

What initially comes off to be a strange mix, will definitely make for an entertaining event for every motorcycle or motoring enthusiast.

The Leadfoot Festival is held on Millen’s private grounds at Leadfoot Ranch. The 140 acre, ocean-front estate at Hahei on the Coromandel Peninsula, features a long driveway that winds through the property designed to be the perfect hill climb.

The Multistrada 1200’s race wins and successes at the Pikes Peak event in the US bred the creation of the Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak Special Edition, a striking version of the Multistrada 1200 S painted and accessorized to match the Spider Grips team bikes competing in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.