Posts Tagged: Honda motorsport

Preview of Honda’s 2014 WTCC Civic
By December 17, 2013 Read More →

Preview of Honda’s 2014 WTCC Civic

Honda has released preview photo of its 2014 World Touring Car Championship racecar. The Honda Civic WTCC render shows the subtle style of the wheel arch extensions, larger diameter wheels, sleeker aero package and extended rear spoiler. Add all this to increased engine power and the 2014 Honda WTCC racer is clearly ambitious to retain Honda’s Manufacturers World Championship crown and enable the drivers to challenge for the World Champion title.

Honda confirmed Tarquini and Monteiro for 2014 FIA WTCC
By October 26, 2013 Read More →

Honda confirmed Tarquini and Monteiro for 2014 FIA WTCC

Honda confirms that their World Touring Car Championship drivers, Gabriele Tarquini and Tiago Monteiro, will be retained for the 2014 FIA WTCC program. The extension of the drivers’ contracts for 2014 reflects the competitive success achieved by the Honda Civic WTCC in the first year of competition in the FIA WTCC.

Honda unveiled NSX CONCEPT-GT
By August 23, 2013 Read More →

Honda unveiled NSX CONCEPT-GT

Honda has unveiled the NSX CONCEPT-GT, which is a dedicated racing vehicle based on the NSX Concept, the next-generation super sports model that made its world debut in January 2012 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, USA. The NSX CONCEPT-GT complies with the 2014 regulations on GT500 vehicles prescribed by the Japan Automobile Federation. Along with a mid-mounted 2.0 L inline direct-injection 4-cylinder turbo engine, the vehicle is equipped with a racing hybrid system.

Honda returns to Formula One in 2015
By May 21, 2013 Read More →

Honda returns to Formula One in 2015

Honda announced its decision to participate in the FIA Formula One World Championship from the 2015 season under a joint project with McLaren. Honda will be in charge of the development, manufacture and supply of the power unit, including the engine and energy recovery system, while McLaren will be in charge of the development and manufacture of the chassis, as well as the management of the new team, McLaren Honda.

Honda unveiled its Dakar Rally model
By October 16, 2012 Read More →

Honda unveiled its Dakar Rally model

Honda unveiled its CRF450 Rally model at the 2012 International Motorcycle, Scooter and Bike Fair in Cologne, Germany. The new machine will compete in the 2013 Dakar Rally, the world’s toughest race, with the aim of putting the fuel efficiency and endurance technology developed for its commercial vehicles to new challenges and in turn use the technology acquired from the race in commercial applications. The CRF450 Rally model, is based on Honda’s commercial CRF450X enduro racing model, but also features Honda’s Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI*) electronic fuel injection system to ensure fuel efficiency and durability. Honda will be aiming for its first rally victory with a model based on a production machine.

Honda Civic WTCC will make its race debut in October 2012
By October 3, 2012 Read More →

Honda Civic WTCC will make its race debut in October 2012

Honda presented the new Civic WTCC Race Car with its racing engine, the HR412E at the Paris Motor Show. The car will compete in the 2013 FIA World Touring Car Championship. For this project, Honda has formed a joint partnership with Mugen and J.A.S. Motorsport. Mugen will manufacture a bespoke racing engine developed by Honda R&D and will maintain the engine in every race along with the team. J.A.S. Motorsport will develop the race car, using the new Honda Civic 5-door produced in Honda’s manufacturing plant located in Swindon, UK.

Honda will race in 2013 Dakar Rally
By September 25, 2012 Read More →

Honda will race in 2013 Dakar Rally

Honda is getting ready for participation in the Dakar Rally in January 2013, for the first time in 24 years. The prototype machine, which is being developed based on the CRF450X, has been demonstrating high fighting performance on rough road surfaces such as the desert and rocky hills in various tests on engine performance, endurance and long-distance riding. In October 2012, this machine will be put in actual racing in the Morocco Rally to further refine its fighting capability. Honda will strive to win in the Dakar Rally from the first year of returning to the Rally.

Civic WTCC started its track tests
By August 14, 2012 Read More →

Civic WTCC started its track tests

Honda announced that it has begun the track testing of its FIA World Touring Car Championship race car, the Civic WTCC. Testing started at the Vallelunga circuit, near Rome, Italy and follows the car’s ‘shakedown’, which was successfully completed on July 27th at Vairano, a circuit near the J.A.S. Motorsport factory in Milan. Testing will continue throughout the year and is led by 2009 WTCC champion Gabriele Tarquini. Starting at Suzuka in October this year, Honda will enter three races of the 2012 FIA World Touring Car Championship with one car, driven by Tiago Monteiro. All of the 2012 testing and race results will be fully utilised to further mature the Civic WTCC for full entry in 2013. Both Gabriele Tarquini and Tiago Monteiro will compete for Honda in the full FIA World Touring Car Championship in 2013.

Pedrosa and Marquez will ride for Honda in 2013 and 2014 MotoGP
By July 13, 2012 Read More →

Pedrosa and Marquez will ride for Honda in 2013 and 2014 MotoGP

Dani Pedrosa, who currently lies 2nd in the World Championship as the season reaches the halfway point, will extend his contract with Honda whom he has raced with his debut in the World Championship in 2001.

Honda will support the racing activities of Team Mugen
By July 5, 2012 Read More →

Honda will support the racing activities of Team Mugen

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will provide technical support to Team Mugen, operated by M-TEC Co., Ltd., for its competition with the Mugen CR-Z GT in the GT300 class of SUPER GT Series. Honda will supply a 2.8-liter V6 twin-turbo engine and the racing hybrid system developed exclusively for this Team Mugen racing machine and will start actual test runs.