From Renault press release
Renault Group's brand Dacia has decided to tackle the world's most exacting hill climb in the state of Colorado (USA) on June 26.
Dacia will build on the experience it has gained in France's Andros Trophee ice-racing series (which has clinched two consecutive runner-up titles in association with the four-time F1 Champion Alain Prost) to enter a special version of Duster for the legendary American competition.
Renault Sport Technologies will prepare the rally car.
Dacia will be counting on three-time Andros Tropĥee winner and ice racing star Jean-Philippe Dayraut as their driver.
In partnership with Dayraut's own operation, "VIP Challenge", Renault Sport Technologies and Tork Engineering are working on an 850-horsepower Dacia Duster developed specially to comply with the technical regulations that govern the Pikes Peak hill climb and to meet the exacting requirements of the "Race to the Clouds" itself.