Colorado Springs—–The 2019 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo international reputation will continue to grow in June as top-flight motorcycle racers Lucy Glöckner of Germany and Michael Dunlop of Northern Ireland will tackle America’s Mountain.
Glöckner was the 2018 motorcycle Rookie of the Year in the Race to the Clouds, finishing fifth in the Pikes Peak Heavyweight Division, clocking 10:21.932 on her BMW S1000R, the 23rd fastest time overall.
The 28-year-old racer, who lives in Krumhermersdorf, Germany, will be entered in the Heavyweight Division again, where she will face veterans like Codie Vahsholtz (third last year) and Australian Rennie Scaysbrook (second).
She’ll also face a decorated international racer in Pikes Peak rookie Dunlop, who comes from Moneymore, Northern Ireland. He’s set to race a 2019 BMW S1000R in his debut, the same motorcycle as Glöckner’s entry. Both will be a part of the team, Wunderlich MOTORSPORT powered by ProKASRO.
Dunlop (29) is part of a motorcycle racing dynasty, the brother of the late William Dunlop, son of Robert and nephew of former World Champion Joey Dunlop.
The 2018 season was a tragic one for the Dunlop family, as Michael’s older brother William was killed during practice for the 2018 Skerries 100 on a Yamaha YZF-R1, joining his father, Robert, and uncle, Joey, as riders who lost their lives racing.
He’s widely regarded among the most tenacious competitors in motorcycle racing. He won Superbike TT and Supersport TT races at the prestigious Isle of Man TT last year and has 18 wins in the famed race over the years.
The Heavyweight Division this year boasts racers from Germany, Northern Ireland, the Czech Republic, Japan, Australia and the USA, including Scaysbrook and Vahsholtz.