June 1, 2013
Sebastien Loeb will not be the only Frenchman tackling Pike Peak's 12.42 miles of switchbacks at the end of June. His Peugeot 208T16 will be challenged by a 912hp Mini based rocket driven by Andros Trophy ice racer Jean-Philippe Dayraut.
Dayrout has previously raced in the American classic in a Dacia based car in 2012 and 2011.
The Race to the Clouds has developed quite a cult following in Europe: in 2013 Loeb and Dayrout will be joined in attacking the Colorado mountain "Pour la France" by Romain Dumas and Simon Pagenaud both in Honda powered machines.