On the way to the top, Langlois conquered 156 corners and a vertical height of 1440m onboard of his specially prepared Kawasaki Z1000 before crossing the finish line at a staggering altitude of 4302 meters. The stock Z1000 engine had been modified by French tuner Akira Technologies and in competition trim delivers an impressive 200 hp.Pikes Peak:
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second oldest motor sports race in America and a long-standing tradition in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region. First competed in 1916 and this year marks the 100th Anniversary & 94th Running of the “Race to the Clouds.” The race is run on a 19.98km course with 156 turns that begins at 2864m and finishes at the 4302m summit. As the drivers climb toward the summit, the thin air slows reflexes and saps muscle strength. The thin air also robs engines of 30% of their power at the summit.
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