In this interview with Bob Murray for the Goodwood website, Peter explains the driving experience of the fastest electric road car on slicks. Click on the image below to read:
In this video, Peter describes his drive in the 'final shoot out' to become the fastest electric production car to ever ascend the iconic hillclimb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The NIO EP9, in the hands of Peter Dumbreck, became the fastest electric production car to ever ascend the iconic hillclimb in front of Goodwood House on July 15th. With a time of 44.32 seconds in the Festival of Speed’s ‘Final Shoot Out’, the time also represents the fifth fastest official timed run to be set during the event’s entire 25-year history.
Over four, glorious days of consistent sunshine, NIO showcased its Performance Programme vehicles for the first time in Europe during the Festival’s ‘Silver Jubilee’ year. The first event, in June 1993, redefined what a car event could be and has annually attracted extraordinary vehicles from the dawn of motoring through to the present day at the home of the Duke of Richmond, Goodwood House, in Sussex, England.
The NIO Brand Experience Stand in the main festival arena featured the NIO Formula E Team’s FIA Formula EGen2 test car, the NIO 004, and a further EP9 chassis on show before an enthusiastic capacity crowd.
Peter Dumbreck, NIO EP9 Driver and Record Holder:
“When it came to my run in the Shoot Out this afternoon the timing beacon seemed to be down and I had to go back from the line, then go forward and get ready again, so it kind of broke my concentration. But once I got the signal to go, I was pushing very hard and ran just a little bit wide on turn two. It was very dirty and dusty, but it didn’t lose me too much time and I was back hard on the throttle again. From there, I think I did my best top half of the Hillclimb all weekend and I was able to do my fastest run of the event, so I am really happy. It could have been maybe a tenth or two faster, but I doubt that I would have beaten the Pike’s Peak hillclimb car here today, so all in all, we are very happy.”
The world’s fastest electric supercar, the NIO EP9, will take on the iconic Hillclimb challenge, with Peter at the wheel, at the ‘Festival of Speed - The Silver Jubilee’ event at Goodwood House, England, 12th - 15th July 2018.
Peter will be reunited with the EP9 in which he broke the lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife on 12th May 2017 with a time of 6:45.90 minutes.
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Peter is partnering up with Top Gear presenter, Chris Harris, to race an Aston Martin Vulcan in the Aston Martin Festival Race that supports the Le Mans 24 hour race, on Saturday June 16th. For more information on the race (article written prior to Peter's entry being announced), click here.
"I knew I was going to be in the car around 4.30pm as we were all starting with single stints. As an endurance driver, I don’t have rituals before I get in the car. You can’t easily do that in a 24-hour event, as you’d have to do it a few times! It’s just not realistic so I just make sure that I’m in the garage three laps before the car gets there and as you’ll see later, that’s a good rule to have."
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Peter and his FALKEN BMW M6 GT3 team finished in 15th place at the Nürburgring's ADAC 24h Race last weekend (May 12-13) in some of the "Green Hell's" harshest weather conditions imaginable. Once again, the race proved to be a brutal on the cars, with extremely slippery track conditions in both the day and night.
Having qualified in 21st position, Peter and team mates Stef Dusseldorp, Alexandre Imperatori and Jens Klingmann suffered electrical problems in the first few hours of the race. Prior to nightfall, they had dropped down to 44th place, four laps down on the leaders, but managed to climb up to 15th by the chequered flag the following day. All were glad to cross the line and celebrate a solid performance.
Peter will be back at the Nürburgring Nordschleife for VLN3 in June.
FALKEN has made a stop-motion video with Playmobil, which you can watch by clicking the image above.
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Peter will rejoin the FIA World Endurance Championship commentary team for the Le Mans 24 hour race in June (16th and 17th). He will work shifts alongside Martin Haven, Allan McNish, Louise Beckett, Graham Goodwin, Toby Moody, Julian Porter and former team mate and WEC driver, Karun Chandhok.
The world feed broadcast will be shown on the WEC’s official app.
Peter will join FALKEN again in 2018 in what is his 15th year at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife and his 12th with FALKEN. He will compete in selected rounds of the VLN endurance championship and of course, the famous ADAC 24h Race in May.
As in 2017, Peter will drive the BMW M6 GT3, partnering with Alexandre Imperatori (CH) and Stef Dusseldorp (NL). The trio will be joined by Jens Klingmann (D). The car is powered by a 4.4l V8 twin-turbo engine with up to 430 kW (585 hp).