Signing on as the Partnering Sponsor for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Honda will run an unprecedented 10 models at this year’s race in numerous categories.
Looking to continue its grassroots racing commitment, each of the cars, motorcycles and ATVs will compete in 9 separate race classes (the most of any manufacturer, ever), as well as in exhibition classes.
“Pikes Peak presents us with a unique opportunity to showcase Honda’s diverse product lineup and to energize Honda fans around world, as we work to further strengthen Honda’s presence in racing at all levels,” said Mike Accavitti, Senior VP of Automotive Operations for American Honda. “Our associates will be working hard between now and Race Day to prepare this diverse field of race vehicles and showcase the Honda racing spirit.”
Along with five motorcycles and an ATV, Honda will campaign a Fit EV, a CR-Z (driven by Honda PR boss Sage Marie), an Acura TL SH-AWD in the Time Attack class and an original Acura NSX (above) in the Unlimited Class. Plus, Honda will also support an effort by Honda IndyCar team Schmidt Hamilton HP Motorsports and driver Simon Pagenaud, though exact details on his vehicle are being kept secret for now.
The 91st Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is set of June 30th in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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