As a offer prolongation of a flourishing joining to grassroots racing in North America, Honda announced now that it is creation a vital joining to a 2013 regulating of a mythological Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, as both a unite and foe participant, with skeleton to margin products in 9 foe classes, a initial for any OEM in a singular Pikes Peak event.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. will offer as a Partnering Sponsor for a 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, a initial time a association has participated as a corporate unite of a mythological foe event. The 91st regulating of a Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is scheduled for Jun 30, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
“Pikes Peak presents us with a singular eventuality to showcase Honda’s different product lineup and to vitalise Honda fans around world, as we work to offer strengthen Honda’s participation in racing during all levels,” pronounced Mike Accavitti, Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations for American Honda. “Our associates will be operative tough between now and Race Day to ready this different margin of foe vehicles and showcase a Honda racing spirit.”
With support from Honda’s North American RD and motorsports companies – Honda RD Americas, Inc. and Honda Performance Development, Inc. – a association will debate a extended operation of Honda and Acura vehicles, as good as Honda motorcycles and ATVs. Honda will showcase a different operation of fun-to-drive/ride products and will margin 10 products in 9 foe classes, a many ever for a singular foe participant.
Along with Honda IndyCar group Schmidt Hamilton HP Motorsports commander Simon Pagenaud, a vehicles will be grown and piloted by Honda’s North American associates, underneath a banners of Honda Performance Development (HPD) and Team-Honda Research (THR). Pagenaud’s Pikes Peak car entrance and racing category will be announced during a after date.
As a offer prolongation of Honda’s sponsorship effort, Honda Power Equipment will be ancillary foe operations, with Honda generators providing electricity and light to a pits and entertainment area.
Honda 2013 Pikes Peak entries:
Honda has competed in a Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on a reduction desirous scale in a new past. In 2011, Honda campaigned a Fit hatchback that was built and piloted by Honda engineers from North America. In 2012, a association fielded an Acura NSX powered by an ALMS P2 twin-turbo V-6 engine granted by Honda Performance Development (HPD), and given with an ex-Le Mans physique and far-reaching physique kit, with support from members of a Ohio-based Honda of America Race Team (HART). Prior to that, Honda set annals in a EV category in 1994 and 1999 with a Honda EV Plus. This year also outlines a lapse of modernized Honda EV record to America’s second-oldest race, in a form of a 2013 Honda Fit EV.
Honda offers a finish lineup of cars and trucks by a network of some-more than 1,000 dealerships in a United States. In 2013, Honda outlines 40 years of a Civic model, with some-more than 30 years of producing automobiles in a region, that began with a Accord in Marysville, Ohio in Nov 1982. Having constructed some-more than 25 million vehicles in North America by 2012 regulating domestic and globally sourced parts, Honda now operates 14 vital production comforts in North America, producing a far-reaching operation of Honda automobiles, all-terrain vehicles, energy apparatus products, engines and transmissions.
About Honda Performance Development, Inc.
Honda Performance Development (HPD) is a Honda racing association within North America. Located in Santa Clarita, Calif., HPD is a technical operations core for high-performance Honda racing cars and engines. As one of dual engine suppliers to a IZOD IndyCar Series, Honda won a 2012 Indianapolis 500 with motorist Dario Franchitti; and competes in antecedent sports-car racing underneath a HPD ensign in a American Le Mans Series and a FIA World Endurance Championship. In further to a Fit and NSX entries, HPD has also formerly entered a Pikes Peak eventuality in 2011 with a Desert Pilot racing machine. HPD offers a accumulation of foe engines for lane applications from antecedent sports cars to karting; and showcases “fun-to-drive” products for professional, pledge and entry-level racers.
About Honda Power Equipment
Honda Power Equipment, a multiplication of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a finish operation of outside energy equipment, including generators, lawnmowers, tillers, trimmers, pumps, snowblowers, outboard sea engines, and ubiquitous purpose engines for commercial, let and residential applications. Its extensive product line is powered exclusively by 4-stroke engines.
About Team Honda Research
Founded in 1996 and covering both Ohio and Los Angeles, THR has a record of success racing Honda and Acura products in Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), NASA, and Rally-America competition, with some-more than 50 foe victories in a accumulation of classes.