WTCC World Touring Car Championship 2017 – Round 10: Qatar – December 1, 2017

Honda secures WTCC Runner-up Spot with Guerrieri Win Honda scored victory in the final race of the FIA World Touring Car Championship to secure the runner-up spots in both the Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ points tables. Polesitter Esteban Guerrieri claimed a lights-to-flag victory in the Main Race at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar to add to a 10th-placed finish in the reversed-grid Opening Race. He was joined on the podium by Tiago Monteiro, who was nominated to collect... Read more

Honda renews its Formula 1 Project Team Structure toward a New Start in the 2018 Season

In preparing for the start of a new partnership with Scuderia Toro Rosso (Toro Rosso) in the FIA* Formula One World Championship (F1), Honda will make changes to its F1 project team structure. Under the new structure, an Operating Officer in charge of HRD Sakura will oversee research and development and the overall operation of races and testing. In the meantime, Honda has created a new position, namely F1 Technical Director, who will concentrate on directing the team at the racing and testing... Read more

FIA Formula One World Championship – Round 20: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – November 26, 2017

“We wish each other well for the next chapter in our respective histories” A hard-fought but ultimately rewarding end to a challenging Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the last of the current McLaren Honda partnership. Both drivers made strong starts off the line, but Stoffel slipped back a couple of positions on lap one after being squeezed into the first corner. Fernando fought hard to close up to Felipe Massa in 10th position in front, and the team’s strategy worked perfectly to leapfrog him... Read more

WTCC World Touring Car Championship 2017 – Round 09: Macau – November 19, 2017

Castrol Honda’s Norbert Michelisz Closes on Points Lead with Macau Podium  OPENING RACE - Michigami Makes WTCC History with Macau Podium Ryo Michigami made history on the legendary Macau street circuit as he became the first Japanese driver to finish on an FIA World Touring Car Championship podium. The Japanese driver had started third on the partially-reversed Opening Race grid and held his position throughout the event, which was stopped short of its intended distance because of a... Read more

WTCC World Touring Car Championship 2017 – Round 08: Japan – October 29, 2017

Castrol Honda’s Nobert Michelisz Wins for Honda on Home Soil Norbert Michelisz braved torrential rain to take a superb FIA World Touring Car Championship victory on Honda’s home soil at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan. The victory was his third of the season and the fifth for the Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team; a result that launched the Hungarian into second place in the Drivers’ Championship. Starting from pole position, Norbert led the race, which was red-flagged and declared... Read more

FIA Formula One World Championship – Round 19: Brazilian Grand Prix – November 12, 2017

“A Fantastic Display of Controlled, Hard Driving” Fernando Alonso drove his heart out in a race-long pursuit of Felipe Massa, ending his Brazilian Grand Prix in a hugely impressive eighth position. Starting from sixth, Fernando was overtaken by the Brazilian on lap six. He settled down in hot pursuit of the Williams driver, and only lost positions to the faster cars of Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo before he reached the chequered flag. After making his sole stop of the race... Read more

MotoGP World Championship Grand Prix 2017 – Round 17: Malaysia – October 29, 2017

Marquez Fourth As Honda Takes 2017 MotoGP Constructors Crown Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team RC213V) took a safe fourth-place finish in the rain-soaked Malaysian Grand Prix. The result gives him a 21-point World Championship lead over title rival and Sepang winner Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) as the thrilling battle for the 2017 MotoGP crown goes to the final round at Valencia, Spain, next month. Team-mate Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team RC213V) started from pole position and finished the race... Read more

FIA Formula One World Championship – Round 18: Mexican Grand Prix – October 29, 2017

“We can certainly see the Potential in our Package” A tough and hard-fought Mexican Grand Prix for both of our drivers, who drove brilliantly under difficult circumstances after starting at the back of the grid. Stoffel made an epic start from 19th on the grid, and was up to 13th by the end of lap one, with Fernando just behind in 14th after lap two (from 18th on the grid). By lap five, Stoffel was up to 10th position, with Fernando in 12th behind a struggling Romain Grosjean. The pair... Read more

WTCC World Touring Car Championship 2017 – Round 07: China – October 15, 2017

Castrol Honda’s Norbert Michelisz Moves into Title Contention in China Michelisz moved into contention for the FIA World Touring Car Championship with a fifth podium finish of the year in torrential rain at the Ningbo International Speedpark in China. The Hungarian came home second in a shortened Main Race to add to an earlier fourth-placed finish, results that moved him to within two points of the Drivers’ Championship lead. With team-mate Tiago Monteiro, who missed the event... Read more

World Superbike and World Supersport 2017 – Round 11: Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours – France – October 1, 2017

Eighth Place for Red Bull Honda rider Davide Giugliano in Race One at Magny-Cours Davide Giugliano finished the WorldSBK race one at Magny-Cours in eighth place, courtesy of a strong performance on board his Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 machine on the drying French circuit. His Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team mate Jake Gagne was forced into a late retirement after fighting for a top-12 result. Giugliano got an OK launch off sixth place on the grid and, after a few laps needed to... Read more