Honda Racing–Honda and Acura Bring 13 Vehicles To Compete in 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Honda and Acura Bring 13 Vehicles To Compete in 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
• Indy Lights champion Alex Lloyd to compete
• Honda-powered vehicles have earned class wins in each of last 13 years
• Honda, Acura products to run in 11 classes in June 28 race

TORRANCE, Calif. (June 25, 2015) – In their most ambitious assault ever on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Honda Performance Development and Honda Research and Development associates are fielding 13 vehicles in 11 different classes for the June 28 race up the 14,110-foot Colorado mountain.

The list of vehicles scheduled to compete in the 93rd running of the event ranges from exotic to practical and features something for fans of all types of racing.

Japanese Super GT stalwart Tetsuya Yamano will pilot an all-electric vehicle that features the Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive technology found in Acura products, mated with a sleek Honda CR-Z chassis. Acura TLX, ILX and a highly modified, first-generation NSX will compete, as will a Honda Fit EV and the Honda Fit B-spec machine that has been a consistent frontrunner in Rally America events during the last two years. The B-spec Fit will be in the hands of former Indy Lights champion and Indy 500 top-five finisher Alex Lloyd for the event.

“Honda has a unique opportunity to showcase its diversity of product by racing at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb,’ said James Robinson, principal engineer for Honda R&D Americas. “No other mobility company on the planet can come to Pikes Peak and compete in almost every race category, while simultaneously supporting all the crews and sanctioning body through the usage of our Side by Sides and our generators. Truly, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is best race in the world to deliver that message.”

Honda-powered vehicles have taken at least one class victory at the legendary event in each of the last 13 years, and have captured 48 wins in all, including the overall championship last year, as Romain Dumas used a Honda engine in his Norma sports prototype chassis to beat everyone competing on the 12.42-mile, 156-turn course.

In addition to the entered automobiles, Honda associates will be running in the ATV and UTV classes, as well as in four different motorcycle classes. Riders will compete on the CRF250R as well as CBR 300, 600 and 1000 models.

Extending its event support beyond the race track, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., will serve as a corporate sponsor of the Hill Climb for the third consecutive year. In addition, Honda Powersports will continue as the official ATV/UTV of the race, showcasing its latest products in support of the event.