The 102nd Running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, returns on Sunday, June 23. Of the 70 competitors slated to complete, one of the most anticipated entries is the 2024 Ford Performance entry with Romain Dumas behind the wheel.
The King is Back on Pikes Peak
Returning for his second year with Ford Performance in a new build, an all-electric 2024 Ford F150 Lightning SuperTruck, Dumas shared, “I am glad to come back to Pikes Peak. It’s always great to be on the mountain and meet the fans again. It’s obviously nice to continue the journey with Ford Performance and it’s quite exciting to have a new car to continue the development of electric technology.”

In 2023 Dumas raced to the summit in the Pikes Peak Open division behind the wheel of the 2023 Ford Performance SuperVan 4.2 winning the division, and finishing second overall in a blistering 8:47.682.

Conquering America’s Mountain

As the reigning overall record holder, Dumas continues to define what’s possible, stating, “We always want to do better. Our target is clearly to be fast, but to state a time I expect to run…that is still a bit mysterious because at Pikes Peak you have to expect the unexpected.”

Dumas raced the iconic all-electric Volkswagen ID R to the summit of Pikes Peak in 2018 to capture the existing record of 07:57.148 in 2018. It was his fourth King of the Mountain crown.

In his inaugural run on the mountain in 2012, Dumas won the Pikes Peak Open division in 09:46.181, claiming Rookie of the Year honors.


The Norma first ran on the mountain in 2014 where Dumas garnered his first King of the Mountain title.


The 100th Anniversary of the PPIHC welcomed Dumas to the top of the podium for his second King of the Mountain crown.


A repeat overall win in 2017 gained Dumas a third King of the Mountain in his indisputable Norma.

Stay Tuned…

Turn on those post notifications for @FordPerformance and @PikesPeakHillClimb social media channels as Ford gets ready to reveal their newest creation. Here is the latest teaser with flashes of major aero and aggressive styling.

Career Highlights
The racing career of Romain Dumas is impressive. Highlights include:

  • Historic Corsica Rallye winner – 2023
  • 2-Time Overall Winner 24 Hours of Le Mans – 2010, 2016
  • RGT class winner WRC Rallye Monte Carlo – 2017
  • RGT class winner WRC Tour de Corse – 2017
  • FIA World Endurance Champion – 2016
  • RGT class winner WRC Rallye Deutschland – 2015
  • Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans GT – 2013
  • 4-Time Overall Winner 24 Hours of Nürburgring – 2007-2009 & 2011
  • 2-Time Overall Winner 24 Hours of Spa – 2003, 2010
  • Winner 12 Hours of Sebring – 2008
  • 2-Time American Le Mans Series Champion – 2007, 2008
  • Winner Petit Le Mans, GT – 2002
  • 2-Time Overall Winner Goodwood Festival of Speed (UK)
  • Mount Tianmen (China) – Electric Record in the Volkswagen I.D. R
  • 4 Starts at the Dakar Rally


Fun Facts:

“For fitness, I like running.”


“I am passionate about boating/sailing and have acquired a few older boats to repair and restore. I like tinkering.”

“Favorite foods? I like good pasta and fruit.”

Any Pikes Peak Heroes? “Tajima!”

Favorite Corner: “The last one – the finish line!”

Most Challenging Section: “The upper section”

If you could drive a car from any era up the mountain, what would it be? “The Porsche RS Spyder. That was my first idea back in 2012. It’s one of my favorite race cars and it would be awesome to be at Pikes Peak with it. It is such a rocket…light, with strong downforce!”

Advice for PPIHC Rookies: “Work, learn and enjoy. At Pikes Peak, you have to work before and during race week to be prepared as much as you can. Learn, that’s the key word . You have only a limited amount of running time, so use every run. Every km (mile) covered is very important. Enjoy, because it’s an honor to be on the mountain and you have to keep that in mind.”

Watch Romain Dumas in the

2023 Ford Performance SuperVan 4.2 on Pikes Peak

Watch Course Record Holder Romain Dumas Run the 2023 Ford Performance SuperVan 4.2 to the Summit