As part of their effort to expand motorsport activities in North America Honda will be taking part at this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event, and based on the plans they have revealed, they are coming heavy. Honda will not only be a sponsor of the event, they will field products in seven race classes.
As a partner Honda will be working with the governing body of the race to improve overall safety. They are mainly focusing on some of the dangerous corners of the course which have caused racers fall off the cliff in the years past. TO this end they are going to implement the race-proven technology of AirFence.
Besides all this, Honda Power Sports will be the official ATV / UTV of the event, showcasing its latest products to support the sanctioning body. Furthermore, Honda Power Equipment will be supporting race operations, with Honda generators providing electricity and light to the pits and staging area.
As mentioned, Honda will race in seven race classes. The classes, drivers and the cars they will be driving are listed below:
|Category||Class||Vehicle||Driver / Rider|
|Car||Unlimited||Norma [Honda Powered]||Romain Dumas|
|Pikes Peak Open||Acura NSX [1st gen. NSX]||James Robinson|
|Time Attack||Honda S3700||Sage Marie|
|Exhibition||Honda Fit [B-Spec]||Corey Taguchi|
|EV||Honda Fit EV||Roy Richards|
|Motorcycle||Middleweight||Honda CBR600RR||Zach Jacobs|
|ATV||450 ATV||Honda TRX450||Keith Steidl|