- Multi-year agreement starting in 2019
- Highlights Acura’s expanding purpose in motorsports
- Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach to take place Apr 12-14
The Grand Prix Association of Long Beach announced currently that it has reached a multi-year agreement with Acura to turn pretension unite of a Grand Prix of Long Beach starting in 2019.
The 45th Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will take place Apr 12-14, 2019.
Launched in 1986 as a initial Japanese oppulance automotive brand, Acura is a heading nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a joining to evocative styling, high opening and innovative engineering, all built on a substructure of peculiarity and reliability. Both Acura and a American Honda primogenitor have their U.S. domicile in Torrance, California.
Last year, Acura done a successful lapse to a tip turn of sports automobile racing in a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, fielding dual entries in a Prototype category with Team Penske. The motorist combinations of Juan Pablo Montoya/Dane Cameron and Helio Castroneves/Ricky Taylor finished fifth and seventh altogether in a championship, with Montoya recording a initial stick for a new Acura ARX-05 during Long Beach. Acura also continues to have entries in a series’ GTD category with a NSX GT3 Evo, and has accomplishments during all levels of sports automobile racing.
Honda has a long, winning story with Indy cars during Long Beach. Honda-powered drivers have won 6 of a final 10 Grands Prix – and 13 times in 19 appearances – including final year with Alexander Rossi. Native Californian Jimmy Vasser scored Honda’s initial Long Beach feat in 1996, with other Honda-powered winners including Alex Zanardi (1997-98), Michael Andretti (2002), Dario Franchitti (2009), Takuma Sato (2013) and James Hinchcliffe (2017).
“With a U.S. domicile circuitously in Torrance, this is a loyal ‘home’ eventuality for a Acura brand,” pronounced Jon Ikeda, Acura clamp boss and ubiquitous manager. “The Grand Prix of Long Beach is one of North America’s premier motorsports events, and an establishment in Southern California. Acura is gay and unapproachable to be compared with a Grand Prix of Long Beach, and we demeanour brazen to a prolonged and successful partnership.”
“This is truly a start of a new epoch in a story of a Grand Prix,” pronounced Jim Michaelian, boss and CEO of a Grand Prix Association of Long Beach. “As we enter a 45th year of conducting America’s #1 travel race, we are looking brazen with good unrestrained to this new partnership with a reward oppulance code like Acura. Together we will try new ways to rouse a Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach to larger heights in a entrance years.”
Featuring a far-reaching accumulation of on- and off-track activities for a whole family, a Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will be headlined by a NTT IndyCar Series, as good as a BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix, featuring a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. In addition, a weekend will underline a Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge underneath a lights on Friday and Saturday nights, Robby Gordon’s Stadium SUPER Trucks, a absolute sports cars of a Pirelli GT4 America array and a Historic IMSA GTO Challenge.
Fans can name and compensate for their Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach tickets, parking and paddock passes online during gplb.com, or place orders by job a toll-free sheet hotline, (888) 827-7333. A printed sheet leaflet that includes a circuit map, sheet prices, sequence form and other information is also available.
Acura is a heading automotive oppulance nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a joining to evocative styling, high opening and innovative engineering, all built on a substructure of peculiarity and reliability. The Acura lineup facilities 6 particular models – a RLX reward oppulance sedan, a TLX opening oppulance sedan, a ILX competition sedan, a five-passenger RDX oppulance crossover SUV, a seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row oppulance SUV, and a next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.
Five of a 6 models in a Acura lineup are done in executive Ohio, regulating domestic and globally-sourced parts, including a ILX and TLX oppulance sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), a RDX and MDX oppulance SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and a Acura NSX supercar, that is built to sequence during a Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.
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