Everyone say congratulations to Jalopnik’s own Robb Holland, because at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this past weekend he and his team beat the course’s front-wheel drive record in that insane-looking Audi TTRS.
Robb races for Rotek Racing in a variety of series, but Pikes Peak was a unique challenge—as it is for anyone. His time came in at 10.56.878. Here’s how he described it on Facebook:
One of the most demanding events I’ve ever taken part of. Between getting out of bed at 2 am for a week straight to head to the mountain and start practice at 5 am in the dark, to the 14k alitude and freezing temps and insane weather (sun, rain, snow, and hail all in one day!) My guys at Rotek Racing preservered and we manged to take P4 in the Time Attack 1 class but more importantly break the FWD record by almost a minute!
What’s it like to race at 14,000 feet above sea level? You’ll find out from him soon...