Romain Dumas in full preparation for Pikes Peak
The official Porsche driver completed a shakedown of the Norma prototype he will compete with at Pikes Peak later this month.
For his second participation in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Romain Dumas will drive a Norma M20FC PP entered in the Unlimited class. The Alès, France native was in full preparation mode for the famous American hill climb event over the course of a busy weekend. On order were two tests at the Pôle Mécanique d’Alès and aerodynamics testing on an airfield.
The Norma M20FC PP is like how I imagined it : light and agile, with good downforce.
Since confirming his participation in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the weeks have been very busy for Romain Dumas. In their workshops, Norma assembled a new car around a new M20FC chassis. Along with a reduced weight of 540kg, several modifications were made including a front splitter, additional roll cage, rear wing, diffuser, etc. The Norma M20FC PP then headed to Alès where the final adjustments were made.
"Bravo to Norma and Norbert Santos for the work done in such a short amount of time. You can feel the passion that’s behind this project. I’m looking forward to taking the next step," concludes Romain Dumas who was testing the car in its 2013 livery as well as running the number 911, a nod toward Porsche, for whom he is an official driver.
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