Video: Rennie Scaysbrook’s Pikes Peak Record Run
Video: Rennie Scaysbrook's record 9.44.963 Pikes Peak run... Pics: Taylor Robbins, Larry Chen
Many of our long time readers would remember Rennie Scaysbrook from back in the Rapid Bikes days, when he started his moto journo career out working as Staff Journo with us. Back then, Rennie was always running at 100mph on the road, track or at his desk (well maybe not Monday mornings!) and none of us could keep up with him if he stayed upright at any of our shootouts… He sure knows how to peddle.
At that time he had taken a very long break from racing, having not raced 250 production for almost a decade. He started again in the Yamaha FZ6 Cup in 2008, with some good results, then stuck to track days and test riding for the magazines he worked for the years after.
Once Rennie headed to the USA to grow his moto journo career, which he has done in fine form, he began competitive riding again and now after finally getting proper factory support, Rennie has proven that there has always been a top level racer inside by setting a mega record in the Heavyweight Category at the 2019 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on an Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory.
In honour of Rennie’s awesome result, Aprilia are releasing a special edition Tuono V4 1100 called the ‘Summit Attack’ for the US market, with only 25 units being released – hopefully #1 goes straight to Rennie’s pool room! You can also check the build series on the actual bike Rennie rode here
Check out this awesome video of his record run, made in honour of Rennie’s friend and Pikes Peak legend Carlin Dunne who passed away during his race run on a prototype Ducati V4 Streetfighter.