Category Archives: Honda Racing

RealTime Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo Earns Pair of Sonoma Podiums

RealTime Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo Earns Pair of Sonoma Podiums
• Kyle Marcelli, Martin Barkey continue to lead series point standings after 8 races
• Till Bechtolsheimer pairs with Marc Miller for pair of top-five finishes
• RealTime Racing Acura wins Saturday, uses last-lap pass to place second on Sunday Continue reading RealTime Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo Earns Pair of Sonoma Podiums

Honda Racing–Detroit Grand Prix

Detroit Grand Prix
Belle Isle Park, Detroit, Mich.
12:30 p.m. EDT Saturday, June 1, 2019
NBC Sports Network
Radio Le Mans and IMSA.com

ACURA At Detroit
• Acura Motorsports has recorded three previous victories on the streets of Belle Isle Park, including consecutive GTD triumphs for the Acura NSX GT3 in 2017-18, and an overall win for the Acura ARX-01b prototype in 2008.

• Acura’s initial Detroit success came in 2008, the second year of the company’s LMP2 program in the American Le Mans Series. Franck Montagny and James Rossiter capped off a dominating performance to record Andretti Green Racing’s first overall victory in ALMS competition, and the first overall/LMP2 win for the Acura ARX-01b. Continue reading Honda Racing–Detroit Grand Prix

Rossi Runs Second For Honda at Indianapolis 500

Rossi Runs Second For Honda at Indianapolis 500
• Alexander Rossi finishes second after taking battle for victory to the final laps
• Takuma Sato recovers from one-lap deficit to finish third
• Santino Ferrucci, in a spectacular drive, leads rookie runners with run to seventh

SPEEDWAY, Ind. (May 26, 2019) – Alexander Rossi took the battle for the Indianapolis 500 down to the final laps today, but when the checkers flew after 200 hard-fought laps, the 2016 “500” champion fell just two-tenths of a second short to winner Simon Pagenaud.

Starting ninth in the field of 33, Rossi remained in the lead group throughout the two-hour, 50-minute contest in his Andretti Autosport Honda as he, Scott Dixon, Sebastien Bourdais and several other Honda drivers were able to extend each fuel run two laps or more over the competition. Continue reading Rossi Runs Second For Honda at Indianapolis 500

Rookie Ferrucci Heads Honda Drivers on “Carb Day” at Indianapolis

Rookie Ferrucci Heads Honda Drivers on “Carb Day” at Indianapolis
• Santino Ferrucci posts second-fastest speed in final practice prior to the “500”
• Takuma Sato, Jordan King and James Davison round out top five for Honda
• 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 takes place on Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 24, 2019) – The young American Indy car rookie with the Italian-sounding name, Santino Ferrucci, led the way for Honda today in the traditional “Carb Day” final practice session prior to Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. Continue reading Rookie Ferrucci Heads Honda Drivers on “Carb Day” at Indianapolis

Honda Seeking 13th Indianapolis 500 Victory

Honda Seeking 13th Indianapolis 500 Victory
• Colton Herta and Sebastien Bourdais lead 18-driver Honda field
• Honda victory on Sunday would be 13th since 2003
• Honda lineup includes four former winners, five “500” rookies

SPEEDWAY, Ind. (May 23, 2018) – A powerful lineup that includes four previous Indianapolis 500 winners – three of them also IndyCar Series champions – will lead the 18-driver Honda field when it takes the green flag Sunday for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500. Nine race veterans and an impressive crop of five fast “500” rookies complete the Honda lineup, as the manufacturer seeks an unmatched 13th Indianapolis 500 triumph in the last 17 years. Continue reading Honda Seeking 13th Indianapolis 500 Victory

Acura NSX GT3 Evo Teams Continue Pro/Am Win Streak

Acura NSX GT3 Evo Teams Continue Pro/Am Win Streak
• Kyle Marcelli, Martin Barkey earn third Pro/Am class win of 2019 for Acura
• Till Bechtolsheimer pairs with Marc Miller to win Saturday’s opening race
• Injury leads to RealTime Racing driver lineup change and move to Pro class

BOWMANVILLE, Ont. (May 19, 2019) – For the second consecutive SRO Blancpain GT World Challenge America weekend, Acura powered a pair of NSX GT3 Evo’s to victory in the ProAm class, sweeping both races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, fifth and sixth rounds in the 2019 series championship.

Gradient Racing changed up its driver lineup for the weekend, with Till Bechtolsheimer joined by the returning Marc Miller in the team’s Acura NSX GT3 Evo. The pairing scored the team’s first Pro/Am class win of the year in Saturday’s opening race. Continue reading Acura NSX GT3 Evo Teams Continue Pro/Am Win Streak

Herta Leads Honda Qualifiers for Indianapolis 500

Herta Leads Honda Qualifiers for Indianapolis 500
• Rookie Colton Herta will start fifth in closest field in ‘500’ history
• Sebastien Bourdais qualifies seventh, Alexander Rossi ninth in “Fast Nine” session
• James Hinchcliffe makes the field in last row “Bump Day” qualifying
• All 18 Honda entries qualify for next weekend’s Indianapolis 500 Continue reading Herta Leads Honda Qualifiers for Indianapolis 500

Herta Heads Honda First-Round Qualifiers at Indianapolis

Herta Heads Honda First-Round Qualifiers at Indianapolis
• Colton Herta, Alexander Rossi and Sebastien Bourdais all advance to “Fast Nine” pole qualifying Sunday
• Six drivers will battle for final three starting positions in “Bump Day” session
• Starting positions 10-30 locked in during today’s first-round qualifying

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 18, 2019) – Colton Herta, Alexander Rossi and Sebastien Bourdais led the way for Honda today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in a drama-filled day of first-round qualifying in preparation for next weekend’s Indianapolis 500. Continue reading Herta Heads Honda First-Round Qualifiers at Indianapolis

Honda Racing Indy 500 Media Availability Transcript

An interview with:
TED KLAUS
President, Honda Performance Development

MODERATOR [T.E. McHale]: Thanks for being here today. Our guest is the president of Honda Performance Development, now in his second formal month on the job, Ted Klaus. Ted, thanks for making time to join us for this.
TED KLAUS: Good morning, everyone.

MODERATOR: As you are a newbie, and you say that, not an insult or derogatory remark, give us some general impressions of your first month of May as HPD president.
TED KLAUS: Yeah, it’s neat because I’m trying to act as the president, but in reality it’s kind of awe inspiring. I’m observing all the work that has been put in by all the associates at HPD in the off season, our partner teams and all of their amazing associates. I’m seeing that all come to fruition here. Continue reading Honda Racing Indy 500 Media Availability Transcript

Late Run Powers Daly, Honda to the Top on “Fast Friday” at Indianapolis

Late Run Powers Daly, Honda to the Top on “Fast Friday” at Indianapolis
• Conor Daly, Marco Andretti lead the way in final practice day before qualifying
• Takuma Sato completes Honda top-three sweep of Friday practice speeds
• Qualifying starts Saturday, pole and final three starting positions determined Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 18, 2019) – “Fast Friday” once again lived up to its name today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a lap of 231.704 miles per hour in the final minutes of practice boosted Honda’s Conor Daly to the top of the speed chart for both the day and the week in preparation for this weekend’s Indianapolis 500 qualifying. Continue reading Late Run Powers Daly, Honda to the Top on “Fast Friday” at Indianapolis

Dixon, Harvey Produce Podium Results for Honda at INDYCAR Grand Prix

Dixon, Harvey Produce Podium Results for Honda at INDYCAR Grand Prix
• Scott Dixon closes on championship lead with second-place finish
• Jack Harvey scores career high third-place finish
• Honda heads into Indianapolis 500 atop the Manufacturers’ Championship

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 11, 2019) – Five-time and defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon led a race-high 39 laps Saturday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, en route to a second-place finish at the INDYCAR Grand Prix and closed to within six points of the drivers’ championship lead. Continue reading Dixon, Harvey Produce Podium Results for Honda at INDYCAR Grand Prix

Rosenqvist, Dixon Lead Honda 1-4 in INDYCAR Grand Prix Qualifying Sweep

Rosenqvist, Dixon Lead Honda 1-4 in INDYCAR Grand Prix Qualifying Sweep
• Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Felix Rosenqvist and Scott Dixon lock out front row
• Jack Harvey, Colton Herta complete Honda top four in INDYCAR Grand Prix qualifying
• Third consecutive IndyCar Series pole of 2019 for Honda

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 10, 2019) – Chip Ganassi Racing and Honda led the way in qualifying today for Saturday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix, with series rookie Felix Rosenqvist claiming his first pole, while teammate and five-time series champion Scott Dixon will start on the outside of the front row, second. Continue reading Rosenqvist, Dixon Lead Honda 1-4 in INDYCAR Grand Prix Qualifying Sweep

Acura Team Penske Repeats at Mid-Ohio

Acura Team Penske Repeats at Mid-Ohio
• Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron win the Acura Sports Car Challenge
• Second consecutive Mid-Ohio victory for Acura Team Penske
• Trent Hindman, Mario Farnbacher take GTD championship lead with second-place finish

LEXINGTON, Ohio (May 5, 2019) – Acura Team Penske remains undefeated at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, successfully defending its inaugural IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship win from 2018 as Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya combined to win Sunday’s Acura Sports Car Challenge.

In GTD, the Meyer Shank Racing pairing of Trent Hindman and Mario Farnbacher contended for the class win in their Acura NSX GT3 Evo throughout the two hour, 40-minute contest, and took over the Drivers’ Championship points lead with a second-place finish.
Continue reading Acura Team Penske Repeats at Mid-Ohio

CORVETTE RACING AT MID-OHIO: Runner-Up Charge for No. 3 Corvette Garcia, Magnussen finish second from seventh at race’s start

CORVETTE RACING AT MID-OHIO: Runner-Up Charge for No. 3 Corvette
Garcia, Magnussen finish second from seventh at race’s start

• Second consecutive podium for defending GTLM champions
• Second place in unofficial points for Garcia, Magnussen
• Mechanical issue prevents victory challenge by Milner, Gavin
• Team’s final race before 24 Hours of Le Mans

LEXINGTON, Ohio (May 5, 2019) – Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen climbed the GT Le Mans (GTLM) podium for the second consecutive year at Mid-Ohio on Sunday in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Acura Sports Car Challenge. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT MID-OHIO: Runner-Up Charge for No. 3 Corvette Garcia, Magnussen finish second from seventh at race’s start

Rain Blunts Honda Civic Type R TCR Effort at Mid-Ohio

Rain Blunts Honda Civic Type R TCR Effort at Mid-Ohio
• Mid-race showers, tire choices impact Honda team results
• Tom O’Gorman, Shelby Blackstock maintain championship lead with fifth-place finish
• Honda continues to lead TCR Manufacturers’ Championship

LEXINGTON, Ohio (May 4, 2019) – Rain showers, which arrived midway through Saturday’s MICHELIN Pilot Challenge race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, contributed to a series of collisions and off-course excursions that dramatically changed the outcome for several Honda Civic Type R TCR class teams. Continue reading Rain Blunts Honda Civic Type R TCR Effort at Mid-Ohio

Front Row Start for Acura at Mid-Ohio

Front Row Start for Acura at Mid-Ohio
• Defending race champion Helio Castroneves to start second for Acura Team Penske
• Teammate Dane Cameron qualifies his Acura ARX-05 third
• Changing track conditions hinder Meyer Shank Racing effort in GTD

LEXINGTON, Ohio (May 4, 2019) – Acura Team Penske drivers Helio Castroneves and Dane Cameron will start second and third, respectively, in Sunday’s Acura Sports Car Challenge after a hard-fought WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying session today at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Changing weather and track conditions in GTD qualifying, hampered the Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo’s. Continue reading Front Row Start for Acura at Mid-Ohio

Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio

Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
1:30 p.m. EDT May 5, 2019
NBC Sports Network
Radio Le Mans and IMSA.com

ACURA, HPD AT MID-OHIO
• Acura Motorsports and its performance arm, Honda Performance Development, have recorded seven victories at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, tied for fourth with Road America and Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in the overall “success rate” for the manufacturer in North American sports car racing. Continue reading Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio

Acura NSX GT3 Evo Teams Earn Pro/Am Wins In Virginia

Acura NSX GT3 Evo Teams Earn Pro/Am Wins In Virginia
• Kyle Marcelli, Martin Barkey score second Blancpain GT World Challenge win of the season
• Dane Cameron, Bret Curtis take RealTime Acura to Victory Lane in Pro/Am Debut
• Ryan Eversley, Till Bechtolsheimer earn pair of top-five results

ALTON, Va. (April 28, 2019) – Acura powered a pair of NSX GT3 Evo’s to Victory Lane at Virginia International Raceway this weekend, as Racer’s Edge Motorsports and RealTime Racing each earned Pro/Am class wins in Rounds 3 and 4 of the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge America. Continue reading Acura NSX GT3 Evo Teams Earn Pro/Am Wins In Virginia