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Volkswagen is entering the world's most famous hill climb with a fully electric racing car and World Endurance champion Romain Dumas.

02 Feb 2018 | International News : Germany

Volkswagen is banking on experience for its comeback in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. On 24th June 2018, more than 30 years after Volkswagen last entered the world's most famous hill climb, Romain Dumas from France will be behind the wheel of the marque's first fully electric racing car.

Dumas has already won the so-called 'Race to the Clouds' in the U.S.A state of Colorado three times. He is also able to build on the experience gained from driving hybrid prototypes in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Dumas secured the world title in this high-tech racing series in 2016 as a Porsche works driver.

"The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is a big challenge, because every driver only has one attempt but I have real faith in Volkswagen Motorsport. The team is highly motivated and has already shown on many occasions that it is capable of achieving success right away on unfamiliar terrain," explains Romain Dumas.
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