Buckeye Current places first at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Buckeye Current, The Ohio State University’s student electric motorcycle team, raced to first place in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) Electric Motorcycle Division on June 25.

Buckeye Current and their professional rider, Rob Barber, finished with a time of 10:55.500.

“While the time is still short of the team’s goals, the results speak for themselves and Rob’s grin coming down the mountain was a testament to the bike’s performance on race day,” said team leader, Polina Brodsky.

Barber, who has been with the team for 5 years, already had his name in the record books for having won the first ever Electric Bike race on the Isle Of Man TT Course in 2009 and is the first rider to win at both the TT Races and the Pikes Peak Hill Climb.

“I have to confess coming back down I did shed a little tear inside my helmet,” Barber said. “I'm so proud of my Ohio State team, they really do deserve this win as they work so hard and we have just been plagued with bad luck. But their never give up attitude paid off."

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