Ducati Enters Multistrada 1200 to Pikes Peak 2010

The North American division of Ducati recently announced its participation in the 2010 Pikes Peak international Hill Climb by entering two Multstrada 1200 machines in the Race to the Clouds, set to take place on June 26-27 in Colorado. Ducati also revealed it has partnered with Spider Grips of Southern California to run the team.

This will mark Ducati's second attempt to win the famous hill climb, following a 2008 effort in which Ducati won the 1200cc class with the Hypermotard 1100.

"We are excited to partner with Ducati for this year's Pike Peak International Hill Climb," said Spider Grips Principal Paul Livingston. "The new Multistrada 1200 caught our eye when Ducati unveiled it in Milan last November, and we have been dying to race one since. We are really looking forward to getting out there in June!"

"Considering the success we had with the Livingstons in 2008, we've been plotting a return to the mountain in 2010 since the early days of developing the new Multistrada 1200," said Ducati North America's Sales and Marketing Director, Jason Chinnock.

Team Spider Grips Ducati will have riders Greg Trachy and Alexander Smith competing for the title, both having raced the Hypermotard in 2008.

Alexander and Greg said they are enthusiastic to race the Multistrada, planning to take advantage of the bike’s traction control, ride by wire throttle and other electronic revelations to win the competition.

The Spider Grips Ducati Multistradas will be officially unveiled on May 21.
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