German Grand Prix: Hockenheimring

Race review There was a top ten finish for toro rosso honda at the end of a chaotic german grand prix hit by rain and incidents. After pierre qualified in 16th place, we decided to change all elements of the power unit, with the exception of those linked to the battery, for tactical reasons, meaning he started from the back of the grid. That promoted brendon to 16th, and he stayed clear of trouble to move into points contention as rain hit late in the race. After a safety car period, brendon... Read more

Three in three for Type R: British Touring Car champion, Matt Neal, takes third lap record of ‘Type R Challenge 2018’ at Silverstone GP circuit

Following two successes in the Honda Civic ‘Type R Challenge 2018’ at the Magny-Cours and Spa-Francorchamps circuitsthe high-performance hatchback has set a new 2mins 31.32secs lap record for a front-wheel drive production car at the Silverstone GP circuit in the UK, beating the benchmark set by the previous generation Civic Type R in a similar challenge in 2016. The Type R was piloted by three-time British Touring Car Championship winner Matt Neal, who is currently campaigning a Honda Civic... Read more

Gold Wing spirit unites enthusiasts at 35th anniversary GWEF ‘Treffen’

1,800 enthusiasts and 1,000 Gold Wings from 35 nations gathered in Velenje, Slovenia last weekend (27th June – 1st July) for a five day celebration of the 35th anniversary of the first Gold Wing European Federation’s (GWEF) owners’ meeting. Founded in 1983, the GWEF’s ultimate aim is “To share information and promote international contact, friendship, and activities between Gold Wing clubs and riders”. Known as ‘Treffen’ (the German word for ‘to meet’), national meetings... Read more

Honda and Panasonic Research Battery Sharing

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and Panasonic Corporation today announced plans to conduct a research experiment in Indonesia on battery sharing using the Honda Mobile Power Pack (“Mobile Power Pack”) detachable mobile battery with electric mobility products, including electric motorcycles powered by the Mobile Power Pack. The two companies are planning to begin the research experiment in December 2018. This research experiment will be conducted as one of the projects subsidized by Japan’s New Energy... Read more

Marc Marquez takes a mighty win at Assen

The 70th Dutch TT at Assen will probably long be recalled by bike fans around the world as one of the best MotoGP races in the series’ history; the eight protagonists for a podium finish in today’s 26-lap battle will definitely remember it that way. The fight began when the lights went off and only ended when the chequered flag established the top-3 riders who fought in the closest top-fifteen of all time. By that point, Marc Marquez had finally pulled a two-second gap on the chasing group,... Read more

Uphill battle for Toro Rosso-Honda in France

In similar fashion to the last race in Canada, today’s French Grand Prix saw us lose one car on the opening lap and another fight through the field from the back of the grid but ultimately fall short of points. Starting from 14th, Pierre avoided an incident at the front of the field at the first corner and was looking to make progress at Turn 4 when he was involved in a collision with Esteban Ocon that resulted in both cars retiring from the race. While Pierre’s home race was over, Brendon... Read more

Honda to Supply F1 Power Units to Red Bull Racing

TOKYO, Japan, June 19, 2018 – Honda and Red Bull Group have signed an agreement whereby Honda will enter into a partnership with Red Bull Racing to supply it with power units for two years from the start of the 2019 FIA Formula One* World Championship. This will be in addition to its current agreement with Red Bull Scuderia Toro Rosso. The two Red Bull-owned teams will run identical specification Honda Power Units. Takahiro Hachigo, President and Representative Director of Honda... Read more

Toni Bou breaks a new record: 100 victories in the world trial championships

In Gouveia, Portugal today, Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou set yet another new record in the TrialGP World Championship: 100 victories. Bou established a 50% win ratio on the same day as reaching the new milestone of a 200th championship appearance. The triumph of Toni Bou today in Portugal was far from just going through the motions, but represents another career high-point for the Repsol Honda Team rider. The champion managed to break the record for number of victories in world championship... Read more

Repsol Honda Team head to Assen, the “Cathedral” of bike racing

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez arrives in Assen for the eighth round of the MotoGP Championship leading the standings by 27 points and resolved to best manage whatever situations the weekend may throw at him, with an eye on the title fight. Teammate Dani Pedrosa worked on a slightly different setup for his bike during the post-race test in Catalunya, and he is looking forward to taking a step in a positive direction. Both Repsol Honda riders have good memories from Assen, with Dani having taken... Read more

‘Type R Challenge 2018’ hits Eau Rouge: Japanese Super GT star Bertrand Baguette takes lap record at Spa-Francorchamps

New front-wheel drive production car lap record of 2mins 53.72secs at Spa-Francorchamps circuit Super GT driver and LMP2 champion Bertrand Baguette sets the new record in standard production Type R, with road tyres Record in Belgium second success of ‘Type R Challenge 2018' Further attempts at famous European race circuits to be made through summer 2018 After setting a lap record at the Magny-Cours GP circuit just last month, the high-performance hatchback has set a new lap record... Read more