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20 Nations Will Send Media To Cover The 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb In Colorado Springs On June 30

Tuesday, Jun. 11 2013

Colorado Springs, June 11———The 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is turning into what clearly will be the most-covered sports event in Colorado history by international media.

As the deadline passed yesterday afternoon for media credentials applications, the Colorado Springs Sports Corp has received and approved media credentials requests from 20 nations:

  1. 1.    USA
  2. 2.    China
  3. 3.    Russia
  4. 4.    Italy
  5. 5.    France
  6. 6.    Canada
  7. 7.    Australia
  8. 8.    New Zealand
  9. 9.    Great Britain
  10. 10.  Germany
  11. 11.  Latvia
  12. 12.  Portugal
  13. 13.  Austria
  14. 14.  Japan
  15. 15.  Belgium
  16. 16.  Mexico
  17. 17.  Switzerland
  18. 18.  Brazil
  19. 19.  Croatia
  20. 20.  Czech Republic

Publications including the French National Daily Sports Paper, L’Équipe (Circulation 320,000) will be sending reporters and photographers to cover the 91st running of the Race To The Clouds on Pikes Peak –America’s Mountain.

Coming as well to Colorado Springs will be media organizations like USA Today Sports Images, Getty Images, My Life At Speed, Japan’s Best Car Magazine, Top Gear Latvia Magazine, Portugal’s Turbo Magazine, National Speed Sports News, Car And Driver Magazine, Belgiums’s Autowereld and popular website Le Monireurautomobile, Autocar UK, Road And Track Magazine, Italy’s Dinamica Channel TV, Mexico’s Autocosmos, BBC-TV Sport, Auto Hebdo (France), Croatia’s Auto Stil, Hot Road Magazine, Agence France-Presse, Autoweek Magazine, Russia 24 News Broadcasting Channel, Hot Road New Zealand are scores of others among the media coming to Pikes Peak.

In all, more than 200 media credentials have been issued for reporters, broadcasters, auto website specialists and photographers to cover the world’s most famous hill climb.

There are 14 French journalists alone coming to the event to cover the exploits of star drivers Sebastien Loeb, Romain Dumas and Jean-Philippe Dayraut.

The field of 162 drivers and motorcycle racers has already begun arriving, and many were on the Peak over the weekend testing the course with their cars and bikes. Testing took place for many drivers and racers and this weekend offers another chance to test on the course, which is now fully-paved through its 156 turns.

PPIHC Tickets Available Now

Fans of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb can purchase tickets now for the June 30, 2013 race and assure themselves a spot on the Peak for what promises to be the best in the event’s long and storied history.

General admission seats are priced at $40.00 each, and the popular Family Four-Pack is priced at $135.00 when purchased in advance. Tickets may be purchased on the PPIHC official website: www.ppihc.com

Camping permits, sold on a first-come, first-served basis, are available at $100.00 each.

(Note, PPIHC policy for the Family Four-Pack mandates that all four people must be in one vehicle on race day and each occupant in a vehicle with a camping permit must also have a race ticket.)

Race tickets are required for anyone 10 years of age and older.

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