So it has now become official, no more motorcycle races will be allowed at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The organisers have announced that motorcycles will be permanently excluded from the competition.
Motorcycle racing at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb was temporarily suspended in 2019 after the tragic death of racer Carlin Dunne who was killed in a crash astride a Ducati Streetfighter V4 just before the finish line.
The organisers had said that they will assess the long-term viability of motorcycle racing at the event. And now, they have come to a final decision – no more motorcycle racing at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
“Motorcycle competition has been part of the history of the race off-and-on since 1916, and has been both thrilling and tragic for competitors and fans alike,” explained Fred Veitch, Interim Chairman of the Board.
“This has been a long process and a difficult decision, but we believe it is the right decision and one that is in the best interest of the organisation at this time.”