Tag Archive: Honda

May 23

McLaren will be team to defeat Mercedes – Dennis

Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button have repeatedly stated the chassis is as competitive as the front runners

Ron Dennis says McLaren will be the team to halt Mercedes’ dominance in F1, suggesting the forthcoming change in technical regulations will be its opportunity to claw back ground.

May 13

WSBK: Sepang Day 1 – Savadori fastest on Friday (updated)

Rookie tops the timesheets as Sykes heads to Tissot-Superpole 1

Aprilia rider Lorenzo Savadori took the top spot on Day 1 in Malaysia IodaRacing rider Lorenzo Savadori went quickest on Friday at Sepang International Circuit, beating Honda’s Nicky Hayden to the top spot by just over two tenths of a second in the final minutes of the second practice session. Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes finds himself outside the top ten on Day 1 and heading through Tissot-Superpole 1 after heading the field in the morning. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

DTM and the Japanese Super GT are working on the joint future

All the manufacturers and promoters once again confirmed to keep on actively working on the joint future

DTM and the Japanese Super GT are working on the joint futureThe fifth Steering Committee meeting with representatives of the Japanese Super GT promoters, DTM promoter ITR and all the Japanese (Honda, Nissan, Toyota) and German (Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz) manufacturers involved was held on 11th May, in Tokyo.

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May 10

Alonso: Q3 must be our aim

“Our performance in qualifying is something we’re working on all the time, to give us the best chance in the race”

Fernando Alonso feels after McLaren-Honda’s recent performance gains its aim must be to break into the top ten pole shootout in qualifying to climb through the midfield ranks. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

Ford GT makes history with GT Le Mans win at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Porsche Goes Pole To Checkered Flag In Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix

2016-04-14-0004Just four races into the heralded Ford GT program in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing co-drivers Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe earned a breakthrough GT Le Mans (GTLM) class victory in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

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Apr 16

WTCC MAC3 report: Ultimate (0.000s) tiebreaker as Citroën and Honda finish equal on time

FIA World Touring Car Championship 2016: Rounds 3 and 4 of 24

WTCC MAC3 report The all-new Manufacturers Against the Clock contest produced more high-speed excitement when Citroën and Honda finished equal first in the Tour de France-inspired team trial ahead of rounds three and four of the FIA World Touring Car Championship in Slovakia this afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Indianapolis Motor Speedway aero kit test yields valuable data

More than 500 laps turned on the 2.5-mile oval by 15 drivers

Marco AndrettiThe Verizon IndyCar Series held a test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to assess the various configurations of the Chevrolet and Honda superspeedway aerodynamic bodywork kits. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Honda motorcycles and DWO partnered for paddock scooters in WorldSBK

Dorna count on Japanese motorcycle manufacturer’s equipment in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship paddock

Honda motorcycles and DWO partnered for paddock scooters in WorldSBK Dorna WSBK Organization is thrilled to announce Honda motorcycles as the supplier of the paddock scooters used by Dorna at each Round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship. The Japanese factory’s support plays a big role in the smooth running of every Round of WorldSBK and facilitates ease of movement throughout the World Superbike paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

“Ferrari is developing towards F1 title bid” – Jock Clear

“If you were as good as you were 10 years ago, you won’t be anywhere near good enough now”
Ferrari is developing towards F1 title bid – ClearReputed engineer Jock Clear says he firmly believes Ferrari is well on course to getting back to title-winning ways in the coming years based on the development he has seen since joining the operation. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

WTCC attracts 20-car entry for 2016

Cars from Citroën, Honda, LADA and Polestar help to achieve strong numbers
 
WTCC attracts 20-car entry for 2016 Twenty entry submissions have been accepted for the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship, WTCC promoter Eurosport Events is delighted to confirm.
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Feb 26

Alonso staying buoyant despite late test blow

“It was disappointing day after starting the first couple of days of the test so positively”

Alonso staying buoyant despite late test blowFernando Alonso is confident McLaren-Honda can get its pre-season on course despite more reliability issues sidelining him on the final day. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Arai steps down as Honda F1 chief

Honda’s F1 programme is set for a managerial shake-up with boss Yasuhisa Arai to step down from the position next week.

Yasuhisa Arai After a board meeting by the Japanese manufacturer it was confirmed Arai would be replaced by Yusuke Hasegawa in the role of executive chief engineer on 1st March 2016.
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Feb 20

Nobuharu Matsushita becomes McLaren-Honda test and development driver

McLaren-Honda is pleased to announce that Nobuharu Matsushita has joined the team as test and development driver

2016-02-20 - Nobuharu Matsushita becomes McLaren-Honda test and development driver The Japanese driver will focus on simulator support and engineering work to underline the efforts of our race drivers, Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso, as well as reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Mercedes refusing to discount Honda or Renault

The manufacturer has dominated F1 since the change to regulation of V6 Hybrid power units

2016-01-14-15-54-49_0261 Mercedes’ Andy Cowell says Honda and Renault are very capable of making ‘big, big gains’ to bring them into line with Mercedes and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Jacobsen to spearhead Honda’s World Supersport assault in 2016

Alongside compatriot and World Superbike rider Nicky Hayden

Jacobsen to spearhead Honda’s World Supersport assault in 2016 Patrick ‘PJ’ Jacobsen and the Honda World Supersport Team are ready to challenge for top honours in the upcoming 2016 FIM Supersport World Championship campaign.

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Feb 01

Honda wins for first time in Rolex 24 At Daytona

It may have been the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona endurance sports car race, but it still saw a first

Ryan Hunter-ReayHonda, a part of Indy car racing as an engine supplier since 1994 and partner and manufacturer to the Verizon IndyCar Series since 2003, captured its first victory in the premier North American sports car event that annually kicks off the racing season.

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Jan 27

Sykes Fastest on Day 1

Kawasaki top the timings after first day on track in Jerez

2013 World Champion Tom Sykes was fastest on Day 1 of the Jerez test, with Chaz Davies piloting his Ducati 1199 Panigale R second fastest by the end of the day, just over a tenth and a half behind. Reigning champion Jonathan Rea ended the day third, just ahead of new Kentucky kid on the block, Honda’s Nicky Hayden. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Has Honda cured its power deficit?

McLaren-Honda will start the 2016 Formula 1 season with a significantly improved power unit
2015-10-24_39755 Modifications to the Honda engine will see McLaren begin the 2016 Formula 1 season with significantly more power available to it, according to sources.

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Jan 20

V6 turbo hybrids set to stay as engine cost cuts agreed

All new agreements will still need to be ratified by the World Motorsport Council.

V6 turbo hybrids set to stay as engine cost cuts agreedF1 teams and the FIA agree to engine cost cutting measures in return for the V6 Hybrid power units to stay in play until 2020, it is understood. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

Williams should drop Mercedes for Honda – Hill

“I would have liked to have seen Williams opt to go with the Honda engine, I think Honda are going to fight back.”

2015-10-25_41605 Former champion Damon Hill feels Williams can only challenge Mercedes if it considers changing engines to Honda, despite its ‘catastrophic’ return. Read the rest of this entry »

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