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Volkswagen to Challenge for Electric Record at Goodwood

Volkswagen takes I.D. R Pikes Peak to Goodwood for electric record attempt…

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Volkswagen has set its sights on the electric record at the Goodwood Festival of Speed with its I.D. R Pikes Peak prototype.

The all-electric car shattered the overall record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb last month and Romain Dumas will be back behind the wheel to tackle Goodwood this weekend.

“I am really looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of the I.D. R Pikes Peak at the Goodwood Festival of Speed,” says Dumas.

“The race in Duke of Richmond’s estate is a very special event that is steeped in tradition. The best drivers in the world line up in some legendary racing cars in a great atmosphere.

“The I.D. R Pikes Peak may still be very young, but the record-breaking run on Pikes Peak has already made it a ‘living legend’.”

The current electric record on the circuit in West Sussex, on the south coast of England, stands at 47.34 seconds.

It was set by Jonny Cocker in 2013, driving a Lola-Drayson B12 69/EV.

The all-time record for the course is a 41.6-second run posted by Nick Heidfeld in a McLaren-Mercedes MP4/13 Formula 1 car in 1999.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is e-racing365's Managing Editor and also European Editor for Sportscar365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake

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