This video includes some exciting race footage in a tribute to Michéle Mouton, the French racing driver who is widely considered the best female racing driver ever.
In 1985 she raced the 20km that wind up Pike’s Peak in Colorado in her factory sponsored Group B, Audi Sport quattro S1. Not only did she win that year’s Pike’s Peak Hill Climb in Colorado, but set a new record for the legendary “Race to the Clouds”. (Watch the second video to see this amazing drive, the winning Audi Quatrto and lots of dust).
Watch Michèle Mouton setting a new record on The 1985 Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb in her factory sponsored Group B, Audi Sport quattro S1 with a time of 11:25.39. She was not only the fastest overall in 1985, but also set a new record.
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second-oldest car race in America after the Indy 500 and considered a legendary event.
Watch Sebastien Loeb break the record and win the Pike’s peak Hill Climb in 2013 here. The footage from the 2013 run was obviously higher quality and despite the road being tarred in the modern video it still gives you a good idea of what the atmosphere is like (charged and exciting).
Sebastien Loeb sets the current Pike’s Peak Hill Climb record in 2013