Stuart Sinclair, riding an Aprilia SXV 550 took the 750cc class title this year in The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 26, 2011.
Stuart Sinclair, a fifth year- participant and a previous Supermoto 450 champion (2009), set a record for the 750 Motorcycle Class, with a time of 11 minutes 27.396 seconds. The only motorcycle that had a faster time up the mountain was the winner of the 1205cc division. Stuart, who has been riding motorcycles since he was four-years-old, is a Chaparral High School graduate and Colorado native. Stuart competed on a 2007 Aprilia SXV 550. Stuart is currently a full time student( senior) at Colorado Mesa University.
The Pikes Peak international hill climb race is the second oldest continuous race in the United States which celebrated its’ 89th consecutive year on June 26, 2011
The race is run on a 12.42 mile course with 156 turns that begins at 9,390 feet and finishes at the 14,110 foot summit of America’s Mountain; Pikes Peak! As the drivers and riders 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. Competitors and vehicles must be in top shape simply to finish...let alone win.
You tube video: 2011 PPIHC S.Sinclair.MOV