SANTA ANA, CA. – (Aug. 25, 2020) – Yokohama Tire-sponsored Blake “Bilko” Williams and David Donohue are taking on the mountain again. Both drivers will be competing in the 98th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, August 30 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Team Yokohama member and FMX rider/X Games medalist, Williams will race again in the Yokohama-sponsored Porsche GT4 Division. Yokohama is partnering with Porsche Motorsport North America and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Organization as the sponsor and exclusive tire supplier for The Porsche Pikes Peak Trophy by Yokohama for the third straight year.
It will be redemption time for Williams, who finished fifth last year as he missed his shot in qualifying, cutting his run up the hill short because of weather – despite being one of the quickest in practice. All drivers in the division will compete on Yokohama’s ADVAN A052® tires, wch are ideal in both wet and dry conditions.
Donohue is also back in the “Race to the Clouds” in the number 911 Porsche GT2 RS Clubsport. The 700-horsepower car, fitted with ADVAN A005™ slicks, is slated to run in the Time Attack 1 class. This will be Donohue’s 4th time competing at Pikes Peak. He won the class in 2018 and finished second last year.
“It will be great to see Bilko again, this year representing Yokohama in the iconic ADVAN livery GT4,” said Drew Dayton, Yokohama’s motorsports manager, “He’s eager to atone for last year, and David just keeps on pushing, looking to regain his title on ADVAN A005s.”
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Along with the Porsche Pikes Peak Trophy by Yokohama, Yokohama’s extensive list of 2020 North American-based motorsports activities – both on- and off-road – also includes, the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, Porsche Sprint Trophy USA West, Global Time Attack and Super Lap Battle USA, SCORE, 24 Hours of Lemons, Crandon International Raceway partnership, Subaru Motorsports USA partnership, TrophyLite, Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000 and Yokohama Sonora Rally.
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