Rhys Millen will be making a return to the Time Attack Division in an all-new 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe for this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
It will be his 20th Pikes Peak competition, and marks a return to a familiar class after he ran the Unlimited last year in the RMR PM580. Last year didn’t go as well as Millen would have liked, stymied by a brake failure down the stretch but he was still able to turn in a second place with a 10:09.242.
So it’s probably no surprise that his new 2013 Genesis Coupe sports a new braking sponsor in Pulse as he attempts to break the overall record in the Time Attack class. For this year’s event, the 2WD and 4WD classes have been merged, and Millen will have to compete against 2011 champion Brianne Corn, Toshiki Yoshioka, and Denver teenager Savannah Rickli.
Unfortunately details are bleak on the new 2013 Genesis Coupe race car, but Millen was recently seen testing out at Willow Springs on his older Genesis Coupe sporting some new aero. Millen will have his mind set on breaking the 11-minute barrier this year while chasing the elder Millen’s Time Attack record of 11:04.91 set last year.