Pikes Peak: Racing for the clouds

There are few places on earth more daunting to drive a car than the Pikes Peak hillclimb in the Rockies. Jeremy Hart takes us there as he follows WRC champion Marcus Gronholm's progress on the classic event.

The most revered and feared race track in history is the old Nurburgring in Germany. Twenty kilometres long, with 100 corners pitching and rolling through the Eifel Mountains, it was made infamous by Niki Lauda's fiery crash in 1976.

But not even the 'Ring though can compare to America's most challenging race course at Pikes Peak, above Colorado Springs on the eastern fringes of the Rockies.

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