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Continental triumphs at Pikes Peak

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  • Bruno Langlois and Travis Newbold reach the podium at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb using Continental’s ContiTrack slick race tires

Ft. Mill, SC; June 27, 2017- Bruno Langlois and Travis Newbold finished 3rd and 1st in their respective classes during the 95th annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Both Langlois and Newbold raced with ContiTrack soft compounds slick tires. Bruno competed in the heavyweight motorcycle category with a 2017 Kawasaki Z900 while Newbold raced in the exhibition powersport category with a Bottpower XR1 R.

Frenchman and double Pikes Peak champion Langlois recorded a time of 10:12.317, –around .8 secs faster than his 2016 run- some 22 seconds behind the more powerful KTM 1290 Super Duke R racers. American and veteran Pikes Peak rider Newbold, won with the 4th overall motorcycle fastest time of 10:28.552.

The ContiTrack soft compound slicks are Continental’s race compound slick tires for the ultimate levels of performance when competing on track and feature an optimised carcass structure that provides greater stability when braking, for more precise steering and overall handling.

Continental is very passionate to compete at one of the most famous hill climb events in the USA and continue supporting racers with passion to win.

Friedhelm Kortmann

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