Hondanews Online Newsroom http://hondanews.com en-US dev@wieck.com (Wieck Media) Copyright 2014 40 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:14:48 -0700 Corporate: Brickyard Grand Prix Race Report <p><strong>Circuit:</strong> Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2.439-mile road course), Speedway, IN<br> <strong>2013 winners: </strong>Ryan Dalziel/Alex Popow (Starworks Motorsport Riley BMW)<br> <strong>Weather:</strong> Partly sunny, mild, 73 degrees F</p> <p>Top 10 Results:</p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td><p><strong>Ps.</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Class</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Drivers</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Team</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Chassis / Engine</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Laps / Notes</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td>1.</td> <td>1.P</td> <td>Joao Barbosa/Christian Fittipaldi</td> <td>Action Express</td> <td>Coyote Corvette</td> <td>108 laps</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2.</td> <td>2.P</td> <td>Sage Karem/Scott Pruett</td> <td>Chip Ganassi Racing</td> <td>Riley Ford</td> <td>+48.964 seconds</td> </tr> <tr> <td>3.</td> <td>3.P</td> <td>Michael Valiante/Richard Westbrook</td> <td>Spirit of Daytona</td> <td>Coyote Corvette</td> <td>108 laps</td> </tr> <tr> <td>4.</td> <td>4.P</td> <td>Jordan Taylor/Ricky Taylor</td> <td>Wayne Taylor Racing</td> <td>Dallara Corvette</td> <td>108 laps</td> </tr> <tr> <td>5.</td> <td>5.P</td> <td><p><strong>Ryan Dalziel/Scott Sharp</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Extreme Speed Motorsports</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>HPD ARX-03b Honda</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>108 laps</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td>6.</td> <td>6.P</td> <td>Oswaldo Negri Jr./John Pew</td> <td>Michael Shank Racing</td> <td>Riley Ford</td> <td>107 laps</td> </tr> <tr> <td>7.</td> <td>7.P</td> <td><p><strong>Ed Brown/Johannes van Overbeek</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Extreme Speed Motorsports</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>HPD ARX-03b Honda</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>+11.763 seconds</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td>8.</td> <td>8.P</td> <td>Ho Pin Tung/Gustavo Yacaman</td> <td>OAK Racing</td> <td>Morgan Nissan</td> <td>107 laps</td> </tr> <tr> <td>9.</td> <td>1.PC</td> <td>Chris Cumming/Jack Hawksworth</td> <td>RSR Racing</td> <td>ORECA FLM09 Chevy</td> <td>107 laps</td> </tr> <tr> <td>10.</td> <td>2.PC</td> <td>Duncan Ende/Bruno Junqueira</td> <td>RSR Racing</td> <td>ORECA FLM09 Chevy</td> <td>107 laps</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <p align="center">Dalziel Runs Fifth for HPD, Honda at Brickyard Grand Prix</p> <ul> <li><strong><em>HPD ARX-03b Hondas sweep front row in qualifying</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>Pit strategies, spin, late fuel stops determine outcome</em></strong></li> </ul> <p>A promising start for Honda Performance Development and the Extreme Speed Motorsports squad – leading practice and sweeping the front row in qualifying on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course – failed to deliver the desired results Friday evening at the Brickyard Grand Prix, eighth round of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.</p> <p>After starting from first and second, the HPD ARX-03b Hondas of Scott Sharp/Ryan Dalziel and Ed Brown/Johannes van Overbeek ran strongly throughout the opening stint of the two-hour, 45-minute contest, which was punctuated by a trio of cautions, including a long, 30-minute yellow to repair damaged curbing on the circuit.</p> <p>The cautions provided an opportunity for the leading, and eventual race-winning, Action Express Racing team of Christian Fittipaldi/Joao Barbosa to stretch its fuel mileage and complete the race by making just two pit stops, while most of the prototype field – including both HPD Hondas, needed to make a brief third and final stop in the final 10 laps.</p> <p>Just past the 90-minute mark of the race, while battling Scott Pruett for second, the #1 HPD Honda of Dalziel spun in the first turn as the pair of prototypes was working its way through lapped GT-class traffic. Dalziel quickly recovered without damage, but lost two positions as a result and resumed in fifth place. Dalziel continued to run quickly, turning the fastest lap times of the race to move into fourth place with 20 minutes remaining, but dropped to fifth at the finish after the final flourish of late-race pit stops.</p> <p>Late in the race, the ESM team gambled with the #2 HPD Honda, attempting to complete the race without a third pit stop. But when the race ran caution-free in the final hour, van Overbeek was forced to pit with just two laps remaining, dropping from second to seventh at the checkers.</p> <p>The HPD-developed Honda engines used in the TUDOR championship are derived from the Honda "J35" series of production V6 engines and include relevant twin-turbocharger technology, along with the efficiency provided by direct fuel injection. Key production-based components that are utilized include block and heads, crankshaft, direct injection fuel system, valve train components, drive-by-wire throttle, alternator, sensors, fasteners, etc. The engine even utilizes a stock Honda oil filter.  </p> <p>Video News Releases from this weekend's action at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are being posted on a new, specially created "Honda Racing/HPD Trackside" YouTube channel produced by the Carolinas Production Group. Headed by longtime motorsports broadcaster Rick Benjamin, CPG will be providing video highlights packages following Honda Racing/HPD events during 2014. The video packages can be found at: <a href="http://youtube.com/hondaracingtrackside" target="_blank">youtube.com/hondaracingtrackside</a>.</p> <p>The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship resumes next month with the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase, August 10 at the classic Road America road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.</p> <p>Allen Miller (Project Leader, Sports Cars, Honda Performance Development) on this evening's race: "In the end, it all came down to the time of everyone's fuel stops, and we came up just a bit short, needing that final splash of fuel for both Extreme Speed HPD Hondas. Our cars were very fast this weekend, as demonstrated when we swept the front row in qualifying. I believe Ryan [Dalziel] also turned the fastest race lap. It was a good rebound for everyone after our disappointing results at Watkins Glen and Mosport. Both cars finished well, just not as high as we would have liked. Now it's on to Road America, a circuit where HPD has had a great deal of success in the past." </p> <p>Ryan Dalziel (#1 Extreme Speed Motorsports HPD ARX-03b Honda): "We were faster than the leaders, but it was impossible to overtake them.  It was a very frustrating race. I had to take too many risks [in traffic] to keep up with the leaders, and it caught me out. We run the same top speed as the GT cars, so we have to take risks under braking to pass them. I feel bad for the team. This makes for a couple of races now where we've qualified well and thought we had the car to beat. But when it comes to race pace, the DPs [Daytona Prototypes] definitely manage to stretch their fuel and run better in traffic. It is a hard one to take today, but we'll regroup and go on to Road America."</p> <p> </p> Corporate Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:25:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/86052ddb-b766-42ca-97ce-9d9174e768da http://hondanews.com/releases/86052ddb-b766-42ca-97ce-9d9174e768da Brickyard Grand Prix Race Report <p><strong>Circuit:</strong> Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2.439-mile road course), Speedway, IN<br> <strong>2013 winners: </strong>Ryan Dalziel/Alex Popow (Starworks Motorsport Riley BMW)<br> <strong>Weather:</strong> Partly sunny, mild, 73 degrees F</p> <p>Top 10 Results:</p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td><p><strong>Ps.</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Class</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Drivers</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Team</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Chassis / Engine</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Laps / Notes</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td>1.</td> <td>1.P</td> <td>Joao Barbosa/Christian Fittipaldi</td> <td>Action Express</td> <td>Coyote Corvette</td> <td>108 laps</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2.</td> <td>2.P</td> <td>Sage Karem/Scott Pruett</td> <td>Chip Ganassi Racing</td> <td>Riley Ford</td> <td>+48.964 seconds</td> </tr> <tr> <td>3.</td> <td>3.P</td> <td>Michael Valiante/Richard Westbrook</td> <td>Spirit of Daytona</td> <td>Coyote Corvette</td> <td>108 laps</td> </tr> <tr> <td>4.</td> <td>4.P</td> <td>Jordan Taylor/Ricky Taylor</td> <td>Wayne Taylor Racing</td> <td>Dallara Corvette</td> <td>108 laps</td> </tr> <tr> <td>5.</td> <td>5.P</td> <td><p><strong>Ryan Dalziel/Scott Sharp</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Extreme Speed Motorsports</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>HPD ARX-03b Honda</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>108 laps</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td>6.</td> <td>6.P</td> <td>Oswaldo Negri Jr./John Pew</td> <td>Michael Shank Racing</td> <td>Riley Ford</td> <td>107 laps</td> </tr> <tr> <td>7.</td> <td>7.P</td> <td><p><strong>Ed Brown/Johannes van Overbeek</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>Extreme Speed Motorsports</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>HPD ARX-03b Honda</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>+11.763 seconds</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td>8.</td> <td>8.P</td> <td>Ho Pin Tung/Gustavo Yacaman</td> <td>OAK Racing</td> <td>Morgan Nissan</td> <td>107 laps</td> </tr> <tr> <td>9.</td> <td>1.PC</td> <td>Chris Cumming/Jack Hawksworth</td> <td>RSR Racing</td> <td>ORECA FLM09 Chevy</td> <td>107 laps</td> </tr> <tr> <td>10.</td> <td>2.PC</td> <td>Duncan Ende/Bruno Junqueira</td> <td>RSR Racing</td> <td>ORECA FLM09 Chevy</td> <td>107 laps</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <p align="center">Dalziel Runs Fifth for HPD, Honda at Brickyard Grand Prix</p> <ul> <li><strong><em>HPD ARX-03b Hondas sweep front row in qualifying</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>Pit strategies, spin, late fuel stops determine outcome</em></strong></li> </ul> <p>A promising start for Honda Performance Development and the Extreme Speed Motorsports squad – leading practice and sweeping the front row in qualifying on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course – failed to deliver the desired results Friday evening at the Brickyard Grand Prix, eighth round of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.</p> <p>After starting from first and second, the HPD ARX-03b Hondas of Scott Sharp/Ryan Dalziel and Ed Brown/Johannes van Overbeek ran strongly throughout the opening stint of the two-hour, 45-minute contest, which was punctuated by a trio of cautions, including a long, 30-minute yellow to repair damaged curbing on the circuit.</p> <p>The cautions provided an opportunity for the leading, and eventual race-winning, Action Express Racing team of Christian Fittipaldi/Joao Barbosa to stretch its fuel mileage and complete the race by making just two pit stops, while most of the prototype field – including both HPD Hondas, needed to make a brief third and final stop in the final 10 laps.</p> <p>Just past the 90-minute mark of the race, while battling Scott Pruett for second, the #1 HPD Honda of Dalziel spun in the first turn as the pair of prototypes was working its way through lapped GT-class traffic. Dalziel quickly recovered without damage, but lost two positions as a result and resumed in fifth place. Dalziel continued to run quickly, turning the fastest lap times of the race to move into fourth place with 20 minutes remaining, but dropped to fifth at the finish after the final flourish of late-race pit stops.</p> <p>Late in the race, the ESM team gambled with the #2 HPD Honda, attempting to complete the race without a third pit stop. But when the race ran caution-free in the final hour, van Overbeek was forced to pit with just two laps remaining, dropping from second to seventh at the checkers.</p> <p>The HPD-developed Honda engines used in the TUDOR championship are derived from the Honda "J35" series of production V6 engines and include relevant twin-turbocharger technology, along with the efficiency provided by direct fuel injection. Key production-based components that are utilized include block and heads, crankshaft, direct injection fuel system, valve train components, drive-by-wire throttle, alternator, sensors, fasteners, etc. The engine even utilizes a stock Honda oil filter.  </p> <p>Video News Releases from this weekend's action at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are being posted on a new, specially created "Honda Racing/HPD Trackside" YouTube channel produced by the Carolinas Production Group. Headed by longtime motorsports broadcaster Rick Benjamin, CPG will be providing video highlights packages following Honda Racing/HPD events during 2014. The video packages can be found at: <a href="http://youtube.com/hondaracingtrackside" target="_blank">youtube.com/hondaracingtrackside</a>.</p> <p>The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship resumes next month with the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase, August 10 at the classic Road America road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.</p> <p>Allen Miller (Project Leader, Sports Cars, Honda Performance Development) on this evening's race: "In the end, it all came down to the time of everyone's fuel stops, and we came up just a bit short, needing that final splash of fuel for both Extreme Speed HPD Hondas. Our cars were very fast this weekend, as demonstrated when we swept the front row in qualifying. I believe Ryan [Dalziel] also turned the fastest race lap. It was a good rebound for everyone after our disappointing results at Watkins Glen and Mosport. Both cars finished well, just not as high as we would have liked. Now it's on to Road America, a circuit where HPD has had a great deal of success in the past." </p> <p>Ryan Dalziel (#1 Extreme Speed Motorsports HPD ARX-03b Honda): "We were faster than the leaders, but it was impossible to overtake them.  It was a very frustrating race. I had to take too many risks [in traffic] to keep up with the leaders, and it caught me out. We run the same top speed as the GT cars, so we have to take risks under braking to pass them. I feel bad for the team. This makes for a couple of races now where we've qualified well and thought we had the car to beat. But when it comes to race pace, the DPs [Daytona Prototypes] definitely manage to stretch their fuel and run better in traffic. It is a hard one to take today, but we'll regroup and go on to Road America."</p> <p> </p> Corporate: Honda Rolls Out Two Trials Bikes for 2015 <p>Trials riders are about as passionate a bunch of enthusiasts as you're likely to find. Now they have a new way to fire up that passion as Honda adds a second new Cota trials mount to the line that includes the Cota Race Replica introduced in 2014.  </p> <p>"Trials riding is a very unique style of competition that's spectacular to watch and incredibly difficult to do well," said Lee Edmunds, Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications. "Last year we unveiled the COTA 4RT Race Replica, a hard-core bike made for national-level competition. That bike returns for 2015 with some important new features. The new COTA 4RT260 we're introducing is designed and priced for riders entering the sport; those who compete at local and regional levels, rather than in national-level and pro events. Together, this pair allows trials riders to pick the one that best suits their tastes and budget."  </p> <ul> <li> <p><strong>COTA 4RT Race Replica</strong><br> Inspired by Honda's world championship machines, this built-for-competition trials bike returns for 2015 with a new 4-piston monoblock front brake caliper that is stronger for more precise actuation and superior stopping action. A new shift lever is slimmer to stay out of harm's way over rocks or other obstacles. And a new black finish for the triple clamps and handlebar, re-shaped, slimmer front fender and new-style rear final-drive sprocket add to the all-new official Team Honda Repsol looks. Designed with a lightweight aluminum frame, it features a four-stroke Honda 260cc engine with electronic fuel injection and a revolutionary decompression system that reduces engine braking for an operating character similar to that of a 2-stroke. Other key elements include fully adjustable competition-level Showa suspension front and rear, DID rims, Michelin tires, extra-wide aluminum footpegs, a race-replica headlight, Repsol sticker kit, plus many carbon-fiber protectors: fork guards, front fender brace/mount, clutch cover, head pipe heat shield and silencer cover. Color: Repsol Edition; Price: $9499; Availability: January 2015 </p> </li> <li> <p><strong>COTA 4RT260</strong><br> The COTA 4RT260 carries over most of the main elements that make the COTA 4RT Race Replica a world champion, including the aluminum frame and 260cc engine. The COTA 4RT260 carries its own 39mm TECH fork and R16V shock for the Pro-Link rear suspension, components that are fully trials capable while allowing a better price point. As with the Race Replica, both ends are fully adjustable for rebound and compression damping. The 4-piston front brake caliper is also unique to the COTA 4RT260, along with the Dunlop tires and Morad rims—all components that are competition-ready. Perhaps the biggest difference is the seat that comes with every COTA 4RT260. At the expert level, the seat is reduced to virtually nothing to give the rider maximum freedom of movement. For more casual competitors, this larger seat adds comfort while riding between sections or waiting to enter the next section. The seat is removable and can be switched out as desired, and it incorporates a bit of underseat storage. Color: Red; Price: $7799; Availability: January 2015</p> </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://powersports.honda.com/trials.aspx">http://powersports.honda.com/trials.aspx</a></p> <p><strong>About American Honda</strong><br> American Honda Motor Co., Inc. was established in 1959 and is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides in the U.S. The American Honda Motorcycle Division is responsible for the sales, marketing, and operational activities for these products through authorized Honda dealers. For more information on Honda products, go to <a href="http://www.powersports.honda.com">www.powersports.honda.com</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>©2014 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. All Rights Reserved.</p> Corporate Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/c4ab9b20-8989-499b-83d9-8547c5298360 http://hondanews.com/releases/c4ab9b20-8989-499b-83d9-8547c5298360 Honda Rolls Out Two Trials Bikes for 2015 <p>Trials riders are about as passionate a bunch of enthusiasts as you're likely to find. Now they have a new way to fire up that passion as Honda adds a second new Cota trials mount to the line that includes the Cota Race Replica introduced in 2014.  </p> <p>"Trials riding is a very unique style of competition that's spectacular to watch and incredibly difficult to do well," said Lee Edmunds, Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications. "Last year we unveiled the COTA 4RT Race Replica, a hard-core bike made for national-level competition. That bike returns for 2015 with some important new features. The new COTA 4RT260 we're introducing is designed and priced for riders entering the sport; those who compete at local and regional levels, rather than in national-level and pro events. Together, this pair allows trials riders to pick the one that best suits their tastes and budget."  </p> <ul> <li> <p><strong>COTA 4RT Race Replica</strong><br> Inspired by Honda's world championship machines, this built-for-competition trials bike returns for 2015 with a new 4-piston monoblock front brake caliper that is stronger for more precise actuation and superior stopping action. A new shift lever is slimmer to stay out of harm's way over rocks or other obstacles. And a new black finish for the triple clamps and handlebar, re-shaped, slimmer front fender and new-style rear final-drive sprocket add to the all-new official Team Honda Repsol looks. Designed with a lightweight aluminum frame, it features a four-stroke Honda 260cc engine with electronic fuel injection and a revolutionary decompression system that reduces engine braking for an operating character similar to that of a 2-stroke. Other key elements include fully adjustable competition-level Showa suspension front and rear, DID rims, Michelin tires, extra-wide aluminum footpegs, a race-replica headlight, Repsol sticker kit, plus many carbon-fiber protectors: fork guards, front fender brace/mount, clutch cover, head pipe heat shield and silencer cover. Color: Repsol Edition; Price: $9499; Availability: January 2015 </p> </li> <li> <p><strong>COTA 4RT260</strong><br> The COTA 4RT260 carries over most of the main elements that make the COTA 4RT Race Replica a world champion, including the aluminum frame and 260cc engine. The COTA 4RT260 carries its own 39mm TECH fork and R16V shock for the Pro-Link rear suspension, components that are fully trials capable while allowing a better price point. As with the Race Replica, both ends are fully adjustable for rebound and compression damping. The 4-piston front brake caliper is also unique to the COTA 4RT260, along with the Dunlop tires and Morad rims—all components that are competition-ready. Perhaps the biggest difference is the seat that comes with every COTA 4RT260. At the expert level, the seat is reduced to virtually nothing to give the rider maximum freedom of movement. For more casual competitors, this larger seat adds comfort while riding between sections or waiting to enter the next section. The seat is removable and can be switched out as desired, and it incorporates a bit of underseat storage. Color: Red; Price: $7799; Availability: January 2015</p> </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://powersports.honda.com/trials.aspx">http://powersports.honda.com/trials.aspx</a></p> <p><strong>About American Honda</strong><br> American Honda Motor Co., Inc. was established in 1959 and is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides in the U.S. The American Honda Motorcycle Division is responsible for the sales, marketing, and operational activities for these products through authorized Honda dealers. For more information on Honda products, go to <a href="http://www.powersports.honda.com">www.powersports.honda.com</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>©2014 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 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Corporate: 2015 Acura RLX <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/4434/234d/4434234d-9fa9-4e6b-85ed-614efa53bfaa-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2015 Acura RLX Corporate Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2015-acura-rlx-10 http://hondanews.com/photos/2015-acura-rlx-10 2015 Acura RLX <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/4434/234d/4434234d-9fa9-4e6b-85ed-614efa53bfaa-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2015 Acura RLX Corporate: 2015 Acura RLX <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/4061/fd37/4061fd37-7286-41b2-aa7a-a2bf693526ee-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2015 Acura RLX Corporate Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2015-acura-rlx-5 http://hondanews.com/photos/2015-acura-rlx-5 2015 Acura RLX <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/4061/fd37/4061fd37-7286-41b2-aa7a-a2bf693526ee-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2015 Acura RLX Corporate: ASIMO performs for the crowd at the 2013 EAA AirVenture <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/d268/6f43/d2686f43-a42b-46f0-b1a7-2c33680c8b0c-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> ASIMO performs for the crowd at the 2013 EAA AirVenture Corporate Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/asimo-performs-for-the-crowd-at-the-2013-eaa-airventure http://hondanews.com/photos/asimo-performs-for-the-crowd-at-the-2013-eaa-airventure ASIMO performs for the crowd at the 2013 EAA AirVenture <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/d268/6f43/d2686f43-a42b-46f0-b1a7-2c33680c8b0c-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> ASIMO performs for the crowd at the 2013 EAA AirVenture Corporate: ASIMO performs for the crowd at the 2013 EAA AirVenture <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/d644/8835/d6448835-9425-4482-a9ef-087c26aed805-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> ASIMO performs for the crowd at the 2013 EAA AirVenture Corporate Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/asimo-performs-for-the-crowd-at-the-2013-eaa-airventure-1 http://hondanews.com/photos/asimo-performs-for-the-crowd-at-the-2013-eaa-airventure-1 ASIMO performs for the crowd at the 2013 EAA AirVenture <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/d644/8835/d6448835-9425-4482-a9ef-087c26aed805-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> ASIMO performs for the crowd at the 2013 EAA AirVenture Corporate: Newest Version of ASIMO to Join the HondaJet at EAA AirVenture <p>Coming off its highly successful North American debut in April, the newest version of Honda's humanoid robot, ASIMO, will make its second U.S. appearance with daily demonstrations at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, July 28-August 3. </p> <p>Honda will showcase two examples of its innovative technology and engineering prowess at AirVenture, as ASIMO joins the first production HondaJet at the seven-day aircraft festival held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.</p> <p>ASIMO will entertain crowds in the HondaJet display area, making three appearances during each day of the event. Demonstrations will take place in the Honda Aircraft Company tent at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.</p> <p>ASIMO, which stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, was first introduced 14 years ago. Since then, Honda engineers have continued making significant advances, including physical improvements in the lower body to enhance stability and balance control, allowing the robot to climb more smoothly, run faster and change directions in a more-controlled fashion.</p> <p>Enhancements in the upper body include major increases in the degrees of freedom available in the robot's hands. Each hand now contains 13 degrees of freedom, which allows ASIMO to perform many more intricate and precise tasks.</p> <p>"This is an exciting project for Honda," said Satoshi Shigemi, senior chief engineer of Honda R&D Co., Ltd., and the leader of Honda's humanoid robotics program. "Our engineers are working tirelessly to develop new technologies aimed at helping ASIMO work in a real world environment."</p> <p>The innovative HondaJet will again make an appearance at the Experimental Aircraft Association's biggest event. Honda Aircraft Company is holding a special event on Monday, July 28 at 9:30 a.m. to commemorate the first production aircraft's public debut. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh attracts more than 10,000 aircraft and 300,000 visitors each year.</p> <p>Follow ASIMO on Twitter at <a href="http://www.twitter.com/ASIMO">www.twitter.com/ASIMO</a> and at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/asimo">www.facebook.com/asimo</a></p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align:center"># # #</p> Corporate Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/e5ae1883-816e-4dc9-b0c3-420334ab6a1e http://hondanews.com/releases/e5ae1883-816e-4dc9-b0c3-420334ab6a1e Newest Version of ASIMO to Join the HondaJet at EAA AirVenture <p>Coming off its highly successful North American debut in April, the newest version of Honda's humanoid robot, ASIMO, will make its second U.S. appearance with daily demonstrations at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, July 28-August 3. </p> <p>Honda will showcase two examples of its innovative technology and engineering prowess at AirVenture, as ASIMO joins the first production HondaJet at the seven-day aircraft festival held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.</p> <p>ASIMO will entertain crowds in the HondaJet display area, making three appearances during each day of the event. Demonstrations will take place in the Honda Aircraft Company tent at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.</p> <p>ASIMO, which stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, was first introduced 14 years ago. Since then, Honda engineers have continued making significant advances, including physical improvements in the lower body to enhance stability and balance control, allowing the robot to climb more smoothly, run faster and change directions in a more-controlled fashion.</p> <p>Enhancements in the upper body include major increases in the degrees of freedom available in the robot's hands. Each hand now contains 13 degrees of freedom, which allows ASIMO to perform many more intricate and precise tasks.</p> <p>"This is an exciting project for Honda," said Satoshi Shigemi, senior chief engineer of Honda R&D Co., Ltd., and the leader of Honda's humanoid robotics program. "Our engineers are working tirelessly to develop new technologies aimed at helping ASIMO work in a real world environment."</p> <p>The innovative HondaJet will again make an appearance at the Experimental Aircraft Association's biggest event. Honda Aircraft Company is holding a special event on Monday, July 28 at 9:30 a.m. to commemorate the first production aircraft's public debut. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh attracts more than 10,000 aircraft and 300,000 visitors each year.</p> <p>Follow ASIMO on Twitter at <a href="http://www.twitter.com/ASIMO">www.twitter.com/ASIMO</a> and at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/asimo">www.facebook.com/asimo</a></p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align:center"># # #</p> Corporate: Tomac Scores First Career 450-Class Victory at Spring Creek National <p>The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series made its eighth stop this past Saturday in Millville, MN for the annual Spring Creek National, and Muscle Milk-supported GEICO Honda's Eli Tomac stole the show with a dominant 1-1 performance en route to his first career win in the premier 450 class. For the fourth consecutive week, Team Honda Muscle Milk's Trey Canard put together two solid rides, landing just shy of the podium in fourth with 4-3 marks. </p> <p>450 Race <br> During the day's opening race, Canard launched his CRF450R off the line to a fourth-place start. The front-runners quickly separated themselves from the field, but Canard struggled in the tricky sand whoops and was unable to close the gap, taking the checkered in fourth. In the second moto, he got off the line in fifth place but dropped back in the pack. Luckily, the race was red flagged due to a start-gate malfunction, giving him another chance to get back up front. </p> <p> When the gate dropped for the second time, he nabbed another great start inside the top five. While running fourth, he really found his rhythm and began methodically closing the gap on third. He made a pass stick on lap 12, which is where he finished. His 4-3 performance was not enough to secure him a spot on the podium, but he was happy overall with his progress. "We had a good day overall today," stated Canard. "I think we made progress again and it is a bummer to not be on the podium. It's definitely a bummer for the entire team not to be winning, but we are striving and trying. So hopefully we will get one before the year's up."    </p> <p>Team Honda Muscle Milk's Fredrik Noren posted his best result of the season with a ninth overall. In moto one, Noren nailed down a strong start and crossed the line in ninth on the opening lap. He relinquished two positions by the end of the 17-lap race, ultimately finishing 11th. He grabbed another solid start in moto two and ran a consistent race to finish 10th.</p> <p>"I struggled getting in my groove a little bit in practice, but I am not the best qualifier so that is just kind of how it is," explained Noren. "First moto I had a good start and just worked my way into 11th. In the second moto I got another good start and was running in ninth most of the moto but (Christian) Craig got by me towards the end so I finished 10th. I'm pretty excited about my ninth overall; it is my best finish of the season. I am getting a lot more comfortable on the bike and looking forward to better results each weekend."</p> <p> It was a stellar day for 450-class rookie Eli Tomac as he swept both motos, becoming the fourth different overall winner in the division this year. Tomac started moto one in third and quickly moved to second. From there he closed the gap on the leader, which started a heated head-to-head battle that raged on lap after lap, until he made a pass stick on lap 12. Tomac quickly checked out, taking the win with a 16-second advantage. He carried his momentum into the second moto, securing the holeshot and riding nearly unchallenged the entire 30-minute plus two-lap race to score his first career 450 victory. His 1-1 effort boosted him to ninth overall in the points standings, despite competing in only four rounds. </p> <p> "Today was my first 450 overall, and it's so cool," said Tomac. "Not many guys get to say they've won a 450 outdoor national, so it's cool to be there. And I did it in 1-1 fashion during only my fourth race, so that was awesome. I got good starts today. I just get along with this track because it's a lot like my track at home, with a lot of sand and big rollers. It's just a track that suits me, so I was comfortable all day." </p> <p> 250 Race <br> It was a challenging day for the GEICO Honda 250 squad of Justin Bogle, Zach Bell and Matt Bisceglia. After finishing sixth in the day's opening race, Bogle got off the line to a solid start in moto two and took over the lead halfway through the 30-minute plus two-lap event. Unfortunately, he went down hard late in the race and was unable to return to competition, leaving him 15th for the day with 6-32 scores. Bell put together two respectable rides aboard his CRF250R, scoring 11th overall with 10-12 marks, while teammate Bisceglia was unable to get comfortable on the tricky track, ultimately finishing 14th with 16-11 finishes.  </p> <p> The Focus: Honda Hosts Military Guest <br> On Saturday, Trey Canard hosted former Marine Corps Corporal Brad Staten as his special guest in the Honda pits. Staten was part of the Combat Logistics Battalion 6, Alpha Company, 1st Platoon stationed out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He deployed to the southern Helmand Province of Afghanistan from January 2010 until August 2010 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Staten and 14 other men from his unit were presented Purple Heart awards during their service. He is also a huge race fan and reached out to Canard's mother about presenting Trey with a piece of his uniform as a thank you. "I have come to a lot of races and always see fans asking the riders for jerseys, goggles and anything else they can get their hands on. Instead, I wanted to give Trey a piece of my Marine Corps uniform as a thank you for being such an inspiration and helping me through my deployment. To be able to spend the day in the Honda pits and hang out with Trey is way more than I expected and ever could have dreamed. I want to thank Trey, his family and Honda for such great hospitality."</p> <p><strong>450 Class Overall Results </strong></p> <p><strong>1. Eli Tomac (Honda) 1-1</strong><br> 2. Ryan Dungey 3-2<br> 3. Ken Roczen 2-4<br> <strong>4. Trey Canard (Honda) 4-3 </strong><br> 5. Josh Grant 5-5 <br> 6. Brett Metcalfe 6-6<br> 7. Andrew Short 9-7<br> 8. Weston Peick 8-8<br> <strong>9. Fredrik Noren (Honda) 11-10</strong><br> 10. Matthew Goerke 12-11</p> <p><strong>450 Class Championship Points (after 8 of 12 rounds)</strong> <br> 1. Ken Roczen 367<br> 2. Ryan Dungey 343<br> <strong>3. Trey Canard 302</strong><br> 4. James Stewart 226<br> 5. Brett Metcalfe 222<br> 6. Josh Grant 218<br> 7. Weston Peick 188<br> 8. Andrew Short 187<br> 9. Eli Tomac 168<br> 10. Chad Reed 146</p> <p><strong>250 Class Overall Results <br> </strong>1. Jeremy Martin 1-2<br> 2. Marvin Musquin 2-4<br> 3. Cooper Webb 9-1<br> 4. Christopher Pourcel 3-6<br> 5. Dean Wilson 5-5<br> 6. Jason Anderson 11-3 <strong><br> </strong>7. Joey Savatgy 8-9<br> 8. Alex Martin 12-7<br> <strong>9. Cole Seely (Honda) 7-13<br> 10. Jessy Nelson (Honda) 14-8</strong></p> <p><strong>250 Class Championship Points (after 8 of 12 rounds)</strong><br> 1. Jeremy Martin 341<br> 2. Cooper Webb 298<br> 3. Blake Baggett 285<br> 4. Christopher Pourcel 246<br> 5. Marvin Musquin 241<br> <strong>6. Justin Bogle 240 <br> </strong>7. Jason Anderson 236<br> <strong>8. Cole Seely 188</strong><br> <strong>9. Jessy Nelson 164</strong><br> 10. Justin Hill 150 </p> Corporate Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:02:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/e1ebf59f-eef3-4a49-8aee-be518b4289af http://hondanews.com/releases/e1ebf59f-eef3-4a49-8aee-be518b4289af Tomac Scores First Career 450-Class Victory at Spring Creek National <p>The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series made its eighth stop this past Saturday in Millville, MN for the annual Spring Creek National, and Muscle Milk-supported GEICO Honda's Eli Tomac stole the show with a dominant 1-1 performance en route to his first career win in the premier 450 class. For the fourth consecutive week, Team Honda Muscle Milk's Trey Canard put together two solid rides, landing just shy of the podium in fourth with 4-3 marks. </p> <p>450 Race <br> During the day's opening race, Canard launched his CRF450R off the line to a fourth-place start. The front-runners quickly separated themselves from the field, but Canard struggled in the tricky sand whoops and was unable to close the gap, taking the checkered in fourth. In the second moto, he got off the line in fifth place but dropped back in the pack. Luckily, the race was red flagged due to a start-gate malfunction, giving him another chance to get back up front. </p> <p> When the gate dropped for the second time, he nabbed another great start inside the top five. While running fourth, he really found his rhythm and began methodically closing the gap on third. He made a pass stick on lap 12, which is where he finished. His 4-3 performance was not enough to secure him a spot on the podium, but he was happy overall with his progress. "We had a good day overall today," stated Canard. "I think we made progress again and it is a bummer to not be on the podium. It's definitely a bummer for the entire team not to be winning, but we are striving and trying. So hopefully we will get one before the year's up."    </p> <p>Team Honda Muscle Milk's Fredrik Noren posted his best result of the season with a ninth overall. In moto one, Noren nailed down a strong start and crossed the line in ninth on the opening lap. He relinquished two positions by the end of the 17-lap race, ultimately finishing 11th. He grabbed another solid start in moto two and ran a consistent race to finish 10th.</p> <p>"I struggled getting in my groove a little bit in practice, but I am not the best qualifier so that is just kind of how it is," explained Noren. "First moto I had a good start and just worked my way into 11th. In the second moto I got another good start and was running in ninth most of the moto but (Christian) Craig got by me towards the end so I finished 10th. I'm pretty excited about my ninth overall; it is my best finish of the season. I am getting a lot more comfortable on the bike and looking forward to better results each weekend."</p> <p> It was a stellar day for 450-class rookie Eli Tomac as he swept both motos, becoming the fourth different overall winner in the division this year. Tomac started moto one in third and quickly moved to second. From there he closed the gap on the leader, which started a heated head-to-head battle that raged on lap after lap, until he made a pass stick on lap 12. Tomac quickly checked out, taking the win with a 16-second advantage. He carried his momentum into the second moto, securing the holeshot and riding nearly unchallenged the entire 30-minute plus two-lap race to score his first career 450 victory. His 1-1 effort boosted him to ninth overall in the points standings, despite competing in only four rounds. </p> <p> "Today was my first 450 overall, and it's so cool," said Tomac. "Not many guys get to say they've won a 450 outdoor national, so it's cool to be there. And I did it in 1-1 fashion during only my fourth race, so that was awesome. I got good starts today. I just get along with this track because it's a lot like my track at home, with a lot of sand and big rollers. It's just a track that suits me, so I was comfortable all day." </p> <p> 250 Race <br> It was a challenging day for the GEICO Honda 250 squad of Justin Bogle, Zach Bell and Matt Bisceglia. After finishing sixth in the day's opening race, Bogle got off the line to a solid start in moto two and took over the lead halfway through the 30-minute plus two-lap event. Unfortunately, he went down hard late in the race and was unable to return to competition, leaving him 15th for the day with 6-32 scores. Bell put together two respectable rides aboard his CRF250R, scoring 11th overall with 10-12 marks, while teammate Bisceglia was unable to get comfortable on the tricky track, ultimately finishing 14th with 16-11 finishes.  </p> <p> The Focus: Honda Hosts Military Guest <br> On Saturday, Trey Canard hosted former Marine Corps Corporal Brad Staten as his special guest in the Honda pits. Staten was part of the Combat Logistics Battalion 6, Alpha Company, 1st Platoon stationed out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He deployed to the southern Helmand Province of Afghanistan from January 2010 until August 2010 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Staten and 14 other men from his unit were presented Purple Heart awards during their service. He is also a huge race fan and reached out to Canard's mother about presenting Trey with a piece of his uniform as a thank you. "I have come to a lot of races and always see fans asking the riders for jerseys, goggles and anything else they can get their hands on. Instead, I wanted to give Trey a piece of my Marine Corps uniform as a thank you for being such an inspiration and helping me through my deployment. To be able to spend the day in the Honda pits and hang out with Trey is way more than I expected and ever could have dreamed. I want to thank Trey, his family and Honda for such great hospitality."</p> <p><strong>450 Class Overall Results </strong></p> <p><strong>1. Eli Tomac (Honda) 1-1</strong><br> 2. Ryan Dungey 3-2<br> 3. Ken Roczen 2-4<br> <strong>4. Trey Canard (Honda) 4-3 </strong><br> 5. Josh Grant 5-5 <br> 6. Brett Metcalfe 6-6<br> 7. Andrew Short 9-7<br> 8. Weston Peick 8-8<br> <strong>9. Fredrik Noren (Honda) 11-10</strong><br> 10. Matthew Goerke 12-11</p> <p><strong>450 Class Championship Points (after 8 of 12 rounds)</strong> <br> 1. Ken Roczen 367<br> 2. Ryan Dungey 343<br> <strong>3. Trey Canard 302</strong><br> 4. James Stewart 226<br> 5. Brett Metcalfe 222<br> 6. Josh Grant 218<br> 7. Weston Peick 188<br> 8. Andrew Short 187<br> 9. Eli Tomac 168<br> 10. Chad Reed 146</p> <p><strong>250 Class Overall Results <br> </strong>1. Jeremy Martin 1-2<br> 2. Marvin Musquin 2-4<br> 3. Cooper Webb 9-1<br> 4. Christopher Pourcel 3-6<br> 5. Dean Wilson 5-5<br> 6. Jason Anderson 11-3 <strong><br> </strong>7. Joey Savatgy 8-9<br> 8. Alex Martin 12-7<br> <strong>9. Cole Seely (Honda) 7-13<br> 10. Jessy Nelson (Honda) 14-8</strong></p> <p><strong>250 Class Championship Points (after 8 of 12 rounds)</strong><br> 1. Jeremy Martin 341<br> 2. Cooper Webb 298<br> 3. Blake Baggett 285<br> 4. Christopher Pourcel 246<br> 5. Marvin Musquin 241<br> <strong>6. Justin Bogle 240 <br> </strong>7. Jason Anderson 236<br> <strong>8. Cole Seely 188</strong><br> <strong>9. Jessy Nelson 164</strong><br> 10. Justin Hill 150 </p> Corporate: Honda Indy Toronto Race 2 Report <p><strong>Circuit:</strong> Exhibition Place (1.755-mile temporary street circuit) Toronto, Ont., Canada<br> <strong>2013 Winners:<br> </strong>Race 1 Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) 88.370 mph average<br> Race 2 Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) 94.177 mph average <br> <strong>Weather:</strong> Overcast, rain on laps 10-33, 71 degrees F</p> <p><strong>Top 10 Race Results:</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>Fn.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>St.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Driver</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Team</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Engine - Chassis</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>Laps</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Average Speed/Notes</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>1.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>11.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Mike Conway</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Ed Carpenter Racing</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>56</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p>73.168 mph avg.; led 7 laps</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>2.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>9.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Tony Kanaan</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Chip Ganassi Racing</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>56</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p>+3.5418 seconds;</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>3.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>2.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Will Power</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Team Penske</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>56</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p>Led 5 laps</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>4.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>16.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Charlie Kimball</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Chip Ganassi Racing</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>56</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>5.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>22</strong>.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Takuma Sato</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>A.J. Foyt Racing</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>56</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>6.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>18.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Jack Hawksworth-R</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Bryan Herta Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>56</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>7.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>7.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Scott Dixon</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Chip Ganassi Racing</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>56</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>8.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>8.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Marco Andretti</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Andretti Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>56</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p> 9.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>11.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Sebastien Bourdais</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>KVSH Racing</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>56</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>10.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>15.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Justin Wilson</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Dale Coyne Racing</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>56</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Led 5 laps</strong></p></td> </tr> </table> <p><em>Other Honda-powered Results:</em></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>13.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>17.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Josef Newgarden</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Sarah Fisher Hartman</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>56</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Led 7 laps</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>14.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>4.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Ryan Hunter-Reay</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Andretti Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>56</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>15.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>20.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Carlos Huertas-R</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Dale Coyne Racing</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>56</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>16.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>23.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Luca Filippi-R</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Rahal Letterman Lanigan</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>56</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Post-race penalty</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>17.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>6.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Carlos Munoz-R</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Andretti Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara </strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>52</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Did not finish – mechanical </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>18.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>13.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>James Hinchcliffe</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Andretti Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara </strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>52</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Running</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>20.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>19.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Graham Rahal</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Rahal Letterman Lanigan</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>50</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Did not finish – transmission</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>22.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>3.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Simon Pagenaud</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Schmidt Peterson Hamilton</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>47</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Running</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>23.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>14.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Mikhail Aleshin-R</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Schmidt Peterson </strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>11</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Did not finish – crash </strong></p></td> </tr> </table> <p align="center"><strong>Changing Conditions Hamper Honda Efforts in Toronto Nightcap</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong><em>Takuma Sato charges from 22<sup>nd</sup> to fifth for Honda</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>Justin Wilson, Josef Newgarden lead race on rain tire gamble that comes up short</em></strong></li> </ul> <p>In a race that had a little bit of everything – from a mid-race rain shower to the fact it was the second points-paying Verizon IndyCar Series race in a single day, to a multi-car collision that resulted in a late-race red flag – Justin Wilson and his Dale Coyne Racing team gambled and came close to pulling off an unexpected victory in the second race of Sunday's Honda Indy Toronto, but ultimately came up short in the last two laps, and faded to a 10<sup>th</sup>-place finish.</p> <p>Attempting to complete the race with just a single pit stop, Wilson switched from dry weather "slicks" to treaded "rain tires" on his Lap 11 stop after showers dampened the 1.755-mile Exhibition Place temporary street circuit. Several other Honda drivers and teams – including Josef Newgarden and Carlos Huertas, made the same strategic choice, and on Lap 45 of what became a 56-lap, timed event, were running 1-2-3 with Wilson in front, followed by Newgarden and Huertas.</p> <p>But the showers had ended ten laps earlier, and as the track rapidly dried during the final minutes of the 1 hour, 20-minute contest, eventual winner Mike Conway advanced quickly through the field, after being among the first to change back to slick tires on Lap 43. When the race was briefly stopped on Lap 51 for a multi-car collision in Turn 3, Conway had moved up to second, behind only Wilson.</p> <p>When the green waved for the final time on Lap 52, Conway was quickly through for his second victory of 2014, followed by a string of dry-tire-shod competitors. This group included Takuma Sato, who capped his best run of the season with a fifth-place finish after starting 22<sup>nd</sup>.</p> <p>Rookie Jack Hawksworth also moved up on dry tires in the final laps, finishing sixth, his best result since finishing third in Houston earlier this month. Wilson took the checkers a disappointed 10<sup>th</sup>, while Newgarden fell to 13<sup>th</sup> as his rain tires also faded on the now-dry circuit.</p> <p>Video News Releases from this weekend's action in Toronto are being posted on a "Honda Racing/HPD Trackside" YouTube channel produced by the Carolinas Production Group. CPG will be providing video highlight packages following Honda Racing/HPD events during 2014. The video packages can be found at: <a href="http://youtube.com/hondaracingtrackside">youtube.com/hondaracingtrackside</a>.</p> <p>After six races over four consecutive weeks, including two doubleheader race weekends, the Verizon IndyCar Series now takes a one-week break before resuming August 3 with the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.</p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td colspan="4"><p><strong>Verizon IndyCar Series Drivers' Championship </strong>(after 14 of 18 rounds):</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p>1. Helio Castroneves</p></td> <td><p>533 points (1 win)</p></td> <td><p>6. Scott Dixon</p></td> <td><p>387</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p>2. Will Power</p></td> <td><p>520 (2 wins)</p></td> <td><p><strong>7. Carlos Munoz (R)</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>384</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p><strong>3. Ryan Hunter-Reay</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>464 (3 wins)</strong></p></td> <td><p>8. Tony Kanaan</p></td> <td><p>380</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p><strong>4. Simon Pagenaud</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>462 (2 wins)</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>9. Marco Andretti</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>375</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p>5. Juan Pablo Montoya</p></td> <td><p>428 (1 win)</p></td> <td><p>10. Sebastien Bourdais</p></td> <td><p>358</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4"><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4"><p><strong>Manufacturers' Championship:</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p>1. Chevrolet</p></td> <td><p>2,066 (8 wins)</p></td> <td><p> </p></td> <td><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p><strong>2. Honda</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>1,242 (6 wins)</strong></p></td> <td><p> </p></td> <td><p> </p></td> </tr> </table> <p><strong>Takuma Sato </strong>(#14 A.J. Foyt Racing Honda) <strong>started 22<sup>nd</sup>, finished 5<sup>th</sup>, first top-five finish of 2014:</strong> "Toronto is a great event, as always. We've been unlucky all this season, but we bounced back strong and finishing as the highest Honda-powered car makes me proud. The race was really tricky--the dry to wet to dry tires. The guys did a great job in the pits. We never lost motivation. I really enjoyed the race & hopefully we'll be strong the rest of the season."</p> <p><strong>Justin Wilson </strong>(#19 Dale Coyne Racing Honda) <strong>started 15<sup>th</sup>, finished 10<sup>th</sup>, led xx laps: "</strong>That's just the way our season has been going. We made what I believe was the right call [remaining on treaded, wet-weather 'rain' tires to complete the race with just a single pit stop] and we tried to make it work, but events conspired against us. If it had continued to rain just a little bit longer, or if the red flag had not come out for that last crash in Turn 3, I believe we would have had a least a podium finish, and perhaps a win. But it wasn't to be for us today."</p> <p><strong>Art St. Cyr </strong>(President, Honda Performance Development) <strong>on today's two-race Honda Indy Toronto: </strong>"It was a very challenging weekend, to say the least, as our teams dealt with the weather, the delays, the compressed schedule and two races in one day. It's unfortunate that the race results weren't what we were hoping for, but out teams and HPD are going to redouble our efforts as we head to our home track at Mid-Ohio in two weeks."</p> Corporate Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:25:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/ab82f5ba-7948-49b2-8505-98eff1eabe89 http://hondanews.com/releases/ab82f5ba-7948-49b2-8505-98eff1eabe89 Honda Indy Toronto Race 2 Report <p><strong>Circuit:</strong> Exhibition Place (1.755-mile temporary street circuit) Toronto, Ont., Canada<br> <strong>2013 Winners:<br> </strong>Race 1 Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) 88.370 mph average<br> Race 2 Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) 94.177 mph average <br> <strong>Weather:</strong> Overcast, rain on laps 10-33, 71 degrees F</p> <p><strong>Top 10 Race Results:</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>Fn.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>St.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Driver</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Team</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Engine - Chassis</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>Laps</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Average Speed/Notes</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>1.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>11.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Mike Conway</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Ed Carpenter Racing</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>56</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p>73.168 mph avg.; led 7 laps</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>2.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>9.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Tony Kanaan</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Chip Ganassi Racing</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>56</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p>+3.5418 seconds;</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>3.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>2.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Will Power</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Team Penske</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>56</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p>Led 5 laps</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>4.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>16.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Charlie Kimball</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Chip Ganassi Racing</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>56</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>5.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>22</strong>.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Takuma Sato</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>A.J. Foyt Racing</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>56</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>6.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>18.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Jack Hawksworth-R</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Bryan Herta Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>56</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>7.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>7.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Scott Dixon</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Chip Ganassi Racing</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>56</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>8.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>8.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Marco Andretti</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Andretti Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>56</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p> 9.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>11.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Sebastien Bourdais</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>KVSH Racing</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>56</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>10.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>15.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Justin Wilson</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Dale Coyne Racing</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>56</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Led 5 laps</strong></p></td> </tr> </table> <p><em>Other Honda-powered Results:</em></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>13.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>17.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Josef Newgarden</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Sarah Fisher Hartman</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>56</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Led 7 laps</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>14.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>4.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Ryan Hunter-Reay</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Andretti Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>56</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>15.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>20.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Carlos Huertas-R</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Dale Coyne Racing</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>56</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>16.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>23.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Luca Filippi-R</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Rahal Letterman Lanigan</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>56</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Post-race penalty</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>17.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>6.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Carlos Munoz-R</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Andretti Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara </strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>52</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Did not finish – mechanical </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>18.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>13.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>James Hinchcliffe</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Andretti Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara </strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>52</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Running</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>20.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>19.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Graham Rahal</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Rahal Letterman Lanigan</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>50</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Did not finish – transmission</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>22.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>3.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Simon Pagenaud</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Schmidt Peterson Hamilton</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>47</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Running</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>23.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>14.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Mikhail Aleshin-R</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Schmidt Peterson </strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>11</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Did not finish – crash </strong></p></td> </tr> </table> <p align="center"><strong>Changing Conditions Hamper Honda Efforts in Toronto Nightcap</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong><em>Takuma Sato charges from 22<sup>nd</sup> to fifth for Honda</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>Justin Wilson, Josef Newgarden lead race on rain tire gamble that comes up short</em></strong></li> </ul> <p>In a race that had a little bit of everything – from a mid-race rain shower to the fact it was the second points-paying Verizon IndyCar Series race in a single day, to a multi-car collision that resulted in a late-race red flag – Justin Wilson and his Dale Coyne Racing team gambled and came close to pulling off an unexpected victory in the second race of Sunday's Honda Indy Toronto, but ultimately came up short in the last two laps, and faded to a 10<sup>th</sup>-place finish.</p> <p>Attempting to complete the race with just a single pit stop, Wilson switched from dry weather "slicks" to treaded "rain tires" on his Lap 11 stop after showers dampened the 1.755-mile Exhibition Place temporary street circuit. Several other Honda drivers and teams – including Josef Newgarden and Carlos Huertas, made the same strategic choice, and on Lap 45 of what became a 56-lap, timed event, were running 1-2-3 with Wilson in front, followed by Newgarden and Huertas.</p> <p>But the showers had ended ten laps earlier, and as the track rapidly dried during the final minutes of the 1 hour, 20-minute contest, eventual winner Mike Conway advanced quickly through the field, after being among the first to change back to slick tires on Lap 43. When the race was briefly stopped on Lap 51 for a multi-car collision in Turn 3, Conway had moved up to second, behind only Wilson.</p> <p>When the green waved for the final time on Lap 52, Conway was quickly through for his second victory of 2014, followed by a string of dry-tire-shod competitors. This group included Takuma Sato, who capped his best run of the season with a fifth-place finish after starting 22<sup>nd</sup>.</p> <p>Rookie Jack Hawksworth also moved up on dry tires in the final laps, finishing sixth, his best result since finishing third in Houston earlier this month. Wilson took the checkers a disappointed 10<sup>th</sup>, while Newgarden fell to 13<sup>th</sup> as his rain tires also faded on the now-dry circuit.</p> <p>Video News Releases from this weekend's action in Toronto are being posted on a "Honda Racing/HPD Trackside" YouTube channel produced by the Carolinas Production Group. CPG will be providing video highlight packages following Honda Racing/HPD events during 2014. The video packages can be found at: <a href="http://youtube.com/hondaracingtrackside">youtube.com/hondaracingtrackside</a>.</p> <p>After six races over four consecutive weeks, including two doubleheader race weekends, the Verizon IndyCar Series now takes a one-week break before resuming August 3 with the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.</p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td colspan="4"><p><strong>Verizon IndyCar Series Drivers' Championship </strong>(after 14 of 18 rounds):</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p>1. Helio Castroneves</p></td> <td><p>533 points (1 win)</p></td> <td><p>6. Scott Dixon</p></td> <td><p>387</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p>2. Will Power</p></td> <td><p>520 (2 wins)</p></td> <td><p><strong>7. Carlos Munoz (R)</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>384</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p><strong>3. Ryan Hunter-Reay</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>464 (3 wins)</strong></p></td> <td><p>8. Tony Kanaan</p></td> <td><p>380</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p><strong>4. Simon Pagenaud</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>462 (2 wins)</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>9. Marco Andretti</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>375</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p>5. Juan Pablo Montoya</p></td> <td><p>428 (1 win)</p></td> <td><p>10. Sebastien Bourdais</p></td> <td><p>358</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4"><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4"><p><strong>Manufacturers' Championship:</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p>1. Chevrolet</p></td> <td><p>2,066 (8 wins)</p></td> <td><p> </p></td> <td><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p><strong>2. Honda</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>1,242 (6 wins)</strong></p></td> <td><p> </p></td> <td><p> </p></td> </tr> </table> <p><strong>Takuma Sato </strong>(#14 A.J. Foyt Racing Honda) <strong>started 22<sup>nd</sup>, finished 5<sup>th</sup>, first top-five finish of 2014:</strong> "Toronto is a great event, as always. We've been unlucky all this season, but we bounced back strong and finishing as the highest Honda-powered car makes me proud. The race was really tricky--the dry to wet to dry tires. The guys did a great job in the pits. We never lost motivation. I really enjoyed the race & hopefully we'll be strong the rest of the season."</p> <p><strong>Justin Wilson </strong>(#19 Dale Coyne Racing Honda) <strong>started 15<sup>th</sup>, finished 10<sup>th</sup>, led xx laps: "</strong>That's just the way our season has been going. We made what I believe was the right call [remaining on treaded, wet-weather 'rain' tires to complete the race with just a single pit stop] and we tried to make it work, but events conspired against us. If it had continued to rain just a little bit longer, or if the red flag had not come out for that last crash in Turn 3, I believe we would have had a least a podium finish, and perhaps a win. But it wasn't to be for us today."</p> <p><strong>Art St. Cyr </strong>(President, Honda Performance Development) <strong>on today's two-race Honda Indy Toronto: </strong>"It was a very challenging weekend, to say the least, as our teams dealt with the weather, the delays, the compressed schedule and two races in one day. It's unfortunate that the race results weren't what we were hoping for, but out teams and HPD are going to redouble our efforts as we head to our home track at Mid-Ohio in two weeks."</p> Corporate: Honda Indy Toronto Race 1 Report <p><strong>Circuit:</strong> Exhibition Place (1.755-mile temporary street circuit) Toronto, Ont., Canada<br> <strong>2013 Winners:<br> </strong>Race 1 Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) 88.370 mph average<br> Race 2 Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) 94.177 mph average<br> <strong>Weather:</strong>Overcast, steady light rain, 76 degrees F</p> <p><strong>Top 10 Race Results:</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>Fn.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>St.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Driver</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Team</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Engine - Chassis</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>Laps</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Average Speed/Notes</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>1.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>1.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Sebastien Bourdais</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>KVSH Racing</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>65</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p>90.370 mph avg.; led 58 laps</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>2.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>3.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Helio Castroneves</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Team Penske</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>65</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p>+3.3408 seconds; led 1 lap</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>3.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>6.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Tony Kanaan</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Chip Ganassi Racing</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>65</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>4.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>5.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Simon Pagenaud</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Schmidt Peterson Hamilton  </strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>65</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Led 6 laps</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>5.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>12.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Scott Dixon</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Chip Ganassi Racing</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>65</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>6.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>14.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Graham Rahal</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Rahal Letterman Lanigan</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>65</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>7.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>20.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Charlie Kimball</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Chip Ganassi Racing</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>65</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>8.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>9.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>James Hinchcliffe</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Andretti Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara </strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>65</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>9.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>8.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Justin Wilson</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Dale Coyne Racing</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>65</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>10.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>2.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Will Power</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Team Penske</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>65</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> </table> <p><em>Other Honda-powered Results:</em></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>11.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>22.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Mikhail Aleshin-R</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Schmidt Peterson </strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>65</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>13.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>18.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Jack Hawksworth-R</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Bryan Herta Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>65</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>14.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>21.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Carlos Huertas-R</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Dale Coyne Racing</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>65</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>16.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>23.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Marco Andretti</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Andretti Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara </strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>65</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>17.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>17.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Carlos Munoz-R</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Andretti Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>65</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>20.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>13.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Josef Newgarden</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Sarah Fisher Hartman</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>63</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Did not finish – contact</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>21.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>4.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Ryan Hunter-Reay</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Andretti Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>39</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Did not finish – contact</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>22.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>7.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Luca Filippi - R</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Rahal Letterman Lanigan</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>17</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Did not finish – contact</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>23.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>15</strong>.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Takuma Sato</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>A.J. Foyt Racing</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>10</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Did not finish – contact</strong></p></td> </tr> </table> <p align="center"><strong>Pagenaud Finishes Fourth for Honda in Toronto Race 1</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong><em>Recovers from first-lap contact</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>Strong drive, pit-stop strategy maintain championship challenge</em></strong></li> </ul> <p>A storming recovery effort from Simon Pagenaud and his Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports team, following first-lap contact, resulted in a fourth-place finish Sunday to lead the Honda-powered field in the opening race of a same-day Verizon IndyCar Series doubleheader Sunday at the Honda Indy Toronto.</p> <p>Starting fifth, Pagenaud was tipped into an opening-lap spin by contact from seventh-starting Luca Filippi, triggering a chain-reaction collision and a complete race restart, with Pagenaud at the rear of the field. An early, "off-sequence" pit stop from the Schmidt team on Lap 11 allowed Pagenaud to move into the lead when most of the remainder of the 23-car starting field made their own mid-race stops. While in front, Pagenaud clicked off a series of fast race laps, ensuring that he remained in the lead group, even after making a second stop on Lap 40, resuming and finishing fourth. </p> <p>This morning's race was the first of two 65-lap races in Toronto. Coverage of the 65-lap "nightcap" starts at 4 p.m. EDT on the NBC Sports Network.</p> <p><strong>Simon Pagenaud </strong>(#77 Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports Honda) <strong>started 5th, fell to the back of the field after first lap contact, finished 4th:</strong> "I was really upset [after being tipped into an opening-lap spin] but also, I was really lucky that the damage was not too bad and I didn't get 'T-boned'. The team did a great job with the repair and also with the pit strategy. Fourth is a very good result, and I think we can win this afternoon."</p> Corporate Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:22:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/ee63e0a8-bd3a-44b3-ac86-236669f7b289 http://hondanews.com/releases/ee63e0a8-bd3a-44b3-ac86-236669f7b289 Honda Indy Toronto Race 1 Report <p><strong>Circuit:</strong> Exhibition Place (1.755-mile temporary street circuit) Toronto, Ont., Canada<br> <strong>2013 Winners:<br> </strong>Race 1 Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) 88.370 mph average<br> Race 2 Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) 94.177 mph average<br> <strong>Weather:</strong>Overcast, steady light rain, 76 degrees F</p> <p><strong>Top 10 Race Results:</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>Fn.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>St.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Driver</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Team</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Engine - Chassis</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>Laps</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Average Speed/Notes</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>1.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>1.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Sebastien Bourdais</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>KVSH Racing</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>65</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p>90.370 mph avg.; led 58 laps</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>2.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>3.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Helio Castroneves</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Team Penske</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>65</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p>+3.3408 seconds; led 1 lap</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>3.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>6.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Tony Kanaan</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Chip Ganassi Racing</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>65</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>4.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>5.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Simon Pagenaud</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Schmidt Peterson Hamilton  </strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>65</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Led 6 laps</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>5.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>12.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Scott Dixon</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Chip Ganassi Racing</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>65</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>6.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>14.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Graham Rahal</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Rahal Letterman Lanigan</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>65</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>7.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>20.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Charlie Kimball</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Chip Ganassi Racing</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>65</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>8.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>9.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>James Hinchcliffe</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Andretti Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara </strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>65</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>9.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>8.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Justin Wilson</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Dale Coyne Racing</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>65</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>10.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>2.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Will Power</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Team Penske</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>65</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> </table> <p><em>Other Honda-powered Results:</em></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>11.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>22.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Mikhail Aleshin-R</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Schmidt Peterson </strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>65</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>13.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>18.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Jack Hawksworth-R</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Bryan Herta Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>65</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>14.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>21.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Carlos Huertas-R</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Dale Coyne Racing</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>65</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>16.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>23.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Marco Andretti</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Andretti Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara </strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>65</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>17.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>17.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Carlos Munoz-R</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Andretti Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>65</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>20.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>13.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Josef Newgarden</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Sarah Fisher Hartman</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>63</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Did not finish – contact</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>21.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>4.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Ryan Hunter-Reay</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Andretti Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>39</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Did not finish – contact</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>22.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>7.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Luca Filippi - R</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Rahal Letterman Lanigan</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>17</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Did not finish – contact</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>23.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>15</strong>.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Takuma Sato</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>A.J. Foyt Racing</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>10</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Did not finish – contact</strong></p></td> </tr> </table> <p align="center"><strong>Pagenaud Finishes Fourth for Honda in Toronto Race 1</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong><em>Recovers from first-lap contact</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>Strong drive, pit-stop strategy maintain championship challenge</em></strong></li> </ul> <p>A storming recovery effort from Simon Pagenaud and his Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports team, following first-lap contact, resulted in a fourth-place finish Sunday to lead the Honda-powered field in the opening race of a same-day Verizon IndyCar Series doubleheader Sunday at the Honda Indy Toronto.</p> <p>Starting fifth, Pagenaud was tipped into an opening-lap spin by contact from seventh-starting Luca Filippi, triggering a chain-reaction collision and a complete race restart, with Pagenaud at the rear of the field. An early, "off-sequence" pit stop from the Schmidt team on Lap 11 allowed Pagenaud to move into the lead when most of the remainder of the 23-car starting field made their own mid-race stops. While in front, Pagenaud clicked off a series of fast race laps, ensuring that he remained in the lead group, even after making a second stop on Lap 40, resuming and finishing fourth. </p> <p>This morning's race was the first of two 65-lap races in Toronto. Coverage of the 65-lap "nightcap" starts at 4 p.m. EDT on the NBC Sports Network.</p> <p><strong>Simon Pagenaud </strong>(#77 Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports Honda) <strong>started 5th, fell to the back of the field after first lap contact, finished 4th:</strong> "I was really upset [after being tipped into an opening-lap spin] but also, I was really lucky that the damage was not too bad and I didn't get 'T-boned'. The team did a great job with the repair and also with the pit strategy. Fourth is a very good result, and I think we can win this afternoon."</p> Corporate: Europe gives the All-New ASIMO a warm welcome <p>In front of a crowd of gathered media, the All-New ASIMO made its European debut this week in Brussels, Belgium.</p> <p>The All-New ASIMO, which Honda hopes in the future will able to help people in need, incorporates several significant advancements over its predecessors. These include improved intelligence, enhanced hand dexterity (enabling it to open a bottle and pour a drink or express sign language), as well as the ability to run faster, run backwards, climb and descend stairs more smoothly, hop and even jump.</p> <p>The advancements take Honda another step closer to creating a robot for practical use in the home environment, or wherever assistance is required.</p> <p>Also making its European debut at the event was the UNI-CUB β (beta), a new personal mobility device that features Honda's omni-directional driving wheel system and utilises balance control technology amassed from Honda's extensive research into bipedal humanoid robots.</p> <p>ASIMO was first introduced to Europe in 2003 at a scientific symposium entitled "From High Tech to Intelligence – The Challenge of Humanoid Robots" held at the Technical University of Darmstadt.</p> <p>Since then, ASIMO has travelled throughout Europe with a tour which has included many prestigious scientific and robotics events.  It is also used extensively to inspire young people about science and engineering, attending events such as the Science Picnic in Warsaw, the world's largest public outdoor science event, and the Greenlight for Girls event in Brussels, to inspire young women to consider a future in maths, science, technology and engineering.</p> <p>The All-New ASIMO and the UNI-Cub β made their European debuts at a press conference held at the ASIMO Studio in Brussels, Belgium. The ASIMO Studio is the home of Honda Robotics communications in Europe.</p> <p style="text-align:center"># # #</p> Corporate Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:57:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/3bff3b63-2b68-4de0-af83-c0e68d0e1a5d http://hondanews.com/releases/3bff3b63-2b68-4de0-af83-c0e68d0e1a5d Europe gives the All-New ASIMO a warm welcome <p>In front of a crowd of gathered media, the All-New ASIMO made its European debut this week in Brussels, Belgium.</p> <p>The All-New ASIMO, which Honda hopes in the future will able to help people in need, incorporates several significant advancements over its predecessors. These include improved intelligence, enhanced hand dexterity (enabling it to open a bottle and pour a drink or express sign language), as well as the ability to run faster, run backwards, climb and descend stairs more smoothly, hop and even jump.</p> <p>The advancements take Honda another step closer to creating a robot for practical use in the home environment, or wherever assistance is required.</p> <p>Also making its European debut at the event was the UNI-CUB β (beta), a new personal mobility device that features Honda's omni-directional driving wheel system and utilises balance control technology amassed from Honda's extensive research into bipedal humanoid robots.</p> <p>ASIMO was first introduced to Europe in 2003 at a scientific symposium entitled "From High Tech to Intelligence – The Challenge of Humanoid Robots" held at the Technical University of Darmstadt.</p> <p>Since then, ASIMO has travelled throughout Europe with a tour which has included many prestigious scientific and robotics events.  It is also used extensively to inspire young people about science and engineering, attending events such as the Science Picnic in Warsaw, the world's largest public outdoor science event, and the Greenlight for Girls event in Brussels, to inspire young women to consider a future in maths, science, technology and engineering.</p> <p>The All-New ASIMO and the UNI-Cub β made their European debuts at a press conference held at the ASIMO Studio in Brussels, Belgium. The ASIMO Studio is the home of Honda Robotics communications in Europe.</p> <p style="text-align:center"># # #</p> Corporate: Riding a UNI-Cub <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/0059/16c2/005916c2-9303-4df2-8239-c4bf1dd75f06-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Riding a UNI-Cub Corporate Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:53:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/riding-a-uni-cub http://hondanews.com/photos/riding-a-uni-cub Riding a UNI-Cub <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/0059/16c2/005916c2-9303-4df2-8239-c4bf1dd75f06-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Riding a UNI-Cub Corporate: ASIMO prepares to be filmed by a European crew <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/d9c7/3dfb/d9c73dfb-311b-46fe-b9ee-919f82989e86-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> ASIMO prepares to be filmed by a European crew Corporate Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:53:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/asimo-prepares-to-be-filmed-by-a-european-crew http://hondanews.com/photos/asimo-prepares-to-be-filmed-by-a-european-crew ASIMO prepares to be filmed by a European crew <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/d9c7/3dfb/d9c73dfb-311b-46fe-b9ee-919f82989e86-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> ASIMO prepares to be filmed by a European crew Corporate: ASIMO shows visitors a timeline of Honda's robotic research <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/4828/0aae/48280aae-f9fb-4507-b57a-d99e329a0e8c-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> ASIMO shows visitors a timeline of Honda's robotic research Corporate Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:53:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/asimo-shows-visitors-a-timeline-of-honda-s-robotic-research http://hondanews.com/photos/asimo-shows-visitors-a-timeline-of-honda-s-robotic-research ASIMO shows visitors a timeline of Honda's robotic research <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/4828/0aae/48280aae-f9fb-4507-b57a-d99e329a0e8c-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> ASIMO shows visitors a timeline of Honda's robotic research Corporate: Honda Ticket Packages Ramp Up the Red Bull Indianapolis GP Experience <p>Race fans planning to attend the 2014 Red Bull Indianapolis GP on August 8-10 can enjoy an epic weekend of racing courtesy of Honda. This VIP-level experience comes through two ticket packages that will make your "Brickyard" GP weekend an unforgettable time.</p> <p><strong>Honda Premium Package</strong></p> <ul> <li>Three-day general admission to Indianapolis Motor Speedway</li> <li>Corner 9 select seating</li> <li>Corner 9 Club exclusive access with unlimited food and beverages, closed-circuit TV, air conditioning and entertainment</li> <li>Paddock Pass</li> <li>Special Honda meet-and-greet session with Honda MotoGP racers Friday evening*</li> <li>Motorcycle parking</li> <li>Track lap of the famed Brickyard</li> <li>Special Honda goody bag**</li> <li>Cost: $550 per ticket</li> </ul> <p><strong>Honda Reserved Seating Package</strong></p> <ul> <li>Three-day general admission to Indianapolis Motor Speedway</li> <li>Reserved Front Straight grandstand seating</li> <li>Motorcycle parking</li> <li>Track lap of the famed Brickyard</li> <li>Special Honda goody bag**</li> <li>Cost: $103 per ticket</li> </ul> <p>The Repsol Honda Team is super-hot in 2014: current champ Marc Márquez is on fire, with veteran teammate Dani Pedrosa on his heels. Since his debut in MotoGP last year, Marquez has won every MotoGP race held on U.S. soil—and he isn't about to give up that streak at Indy. With the Premium Package, you will enjoy the opportunity to meet some of our Honda MotoGP racers, including Nicky Hayden and his teammate Hiro Aoyama, plus other exclusive amenities.</p> <p>We'll have a huge display of 2014 and 2015 Honda motorcycles so you can get a first-hand look at the newest and coolest machines. Honda official licensed apparel will also be available on site so you can fly the company colors. The famed Indy Mile will take place on the same weekend, so if you're still hungry for more racing action check out the State Fairgrounds Friday afternoon. </p> <p>Don't miss out on this exclusive offer. Join us as we cheer on all of the Honda Red Riders in what is already looking like a championship season for Honda. </p> <p>To buy tickets now: <a href="http://info.ims.com/hondaMotoGP">http://info.ims.com/hondaMotoGP</a></p> <p><sub>*Contingent upon rider/team availability during the day of the event.</sub></p> <p><sup>** Goody bags provided on a first come, first served basis; limited quantities.</sup></p> <p><strong>About American Honda</strong><br> American Honda Motor Co., Inc. was established in 1959 and is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides in the U.S. The American Honda Motorcycle Division is responsible for the sales, marketing, and operational activities for these products through authorized Honda dealers. For more information on Honda products, go to <a href="http://www.powersports.honda.com">www.powersports.honda.com</a>.</p> Corporate Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:12:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/0073bba6-5408-44f5-ac74-835922979399 http://hondanews.com/releases/0073bba6-5408-44f5-ac74-835922979399 Honda Ticket Packages Ramp Up the Red Bull Indianapolis GP Experience <p>Race fans planning to attend the 2014 Red Bull Indianapolis GP on August 8-10 can enjoy an epic weekend of racing courtesy of Honda. This VIP-level experience comes through two ticket packages that will make your "Brickyard" GP weekend an unforgettable time.</p> <p><strong>Honda Premium Package</strong></p> <ul> <li>Three-day general admission to Indianapolis Motor Speedway</li> <li>Corner 9 select seating</li> <li>Corner 9 Club exclusive access with unlimited food and beverages, closed-circuit TV, air conditioning and entertainment</li> <li>Paddock Pass</li> <li>Special Honda meet-and-greet session with Honda MotoGP racers Friday evening*</li> <li>Motorcycle parking</li> <li>Track lap of the famed Brickyard</li> <li>Special Honda goody bag**</li> <li>Cost: $550 per ticket</li> </ul> <p><strong>Honda Reserved Seating Package</strong></p> <ul> <li>Three-day general admission to Indianapolis Motor Speedway</li> <li>Reserved Front Straight grandstand seating</li> <li>Motorcycle parking</li> <li>Track lap of the famed Brickyard</li> <li>Special Honda goody bag**</li> <li>Cost: $103 per ticket</li> </ul> <p>The Repsol Honda Team is super-hot in 2014: current champ Marc Márquez is on fire, with veteran teammate Dani Pedrosa on his heels. Since his debut in MotoGP last year, Marquez has won every MotoGP race held on U.S. soil—and he isn't about to give up that streak at Indy. With the Premium Package, you will enjoy the opportunity to meet some of our Honda MotoGP racers, including Nicky Hayden and his teammate Hiro Aoyama, plus other exclusive amenities.</p> <p>We'll have a huge display of 2014 and 2015 Honda motorcycles so you can get a first-hand look at the newest and coolest machines. Honda official licensed apparel will also be available on site so you can fly the company colors. The famed Indy Mile will take place on the same weekend, so if you're still hungry for more racing action check out the State Fairgrounds Friday afternoon. </p> <p>Don't miss out on this exclusive offer. Join us as we cheer on all of the Honda Red Riders in what is already looking like a championship season for Honda. </p> <p>To buy tickets now: <a href="http://info.ims.com/hondaMotoGP">http://info.ims.com/hondaMotoGP</a></p> <p><sub>*Contingent upon rider/team availability during the day of the event.</sub></p> <p><sup>** Goody bags provided on a first come, first served basis; limited quantities.</sup></p> <p><strong>About American Honda</strong><br> American Honda Motor Co., Inc. was established in 1959 and is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides in the U.S. The American Honda Motorcycle Division is responsible for the sales, marketing, and operational activities for these products through authorized Honda dealers. For more information on Honda products, go to <a href="http://www.powersports.honda.com">www.powersports.honda.com</a>.</p> Corporate: Select Honda Pre-Owned Vehicles Recognized as Safer Choices for Teen Drivers by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) <ul> <li><strong><em>Certain model year Honda Accord, CR-V, Element, Odyssey and Pilot vehicles rated as some of the best pre-owned vehicles for teen driver safety</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>Honda is the most durable, longest lasting brand in its class<sup>1</sup></em></strong></li> </ul> <p>Several model years of Honda pre-owned vehicles have been recognized by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as part of its first-ever list of safer used vehicles for teen drivers. Research conducted by IIHS found that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers, and suggests that the type of vehicle driven has a big effect on the degree of risk. Further IIHS research showed many teens drive used vehicles lacking important safety technology, and, as a result, a list was compiled to help guide parents in making safer choices. </p> <p> Honda pre-owned vehicles earning this first recognition from IIHS as among the best, safer choices for teen drivers under $20,000<sup>2</sup> include the Honda Accord Sedan (2012 and later), Accord Coupe (2013-14), CR-V (2012 and later), Element (2007 and later) and Honda Odyssey (2011 and later). Additionally, the Honda Pilot (2006 and later) and the Honda Odyssey (2005-10) were included on the list of good choices for teen drivers under $10,000<sup>2</sup>.</p> <p> "Enhancing the safety of our customers and the quality of our products is a top priority for Honda," said Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda. "Our long-term commitment to enhancing safety and durability makes Honda an ideal choice when shopping for safe, reliable transportation, new or pre-owned, for all drivers including teens."</p> <p> For added piece of mind, customers choosing a Certified Pre-Owned Honda (<a href="http://www.certified.honda.com" target="_blank">http://www.certified.honda.com</a>) vehicle on this list from one of our authorized Honda dealerships, an extensive limited warranty is included. According to IHS Automotive vehicle registration statistics, Honda is the most durable, longest lasting brand in its class<sup>1</sup>.</p> <p> Vehicles considered "best choices" for under $20,000<sup>2</sup> have good ratings for side crash protection, good head restraints and seats for rear crash protection, and good roof strength to protect occupants in rollover crashes. Vehicles considered "good choices" for under $10,000<sup>2</sup> have good or acceptable side crash protection and head restraints rated better than poor. If rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the vehicles earn a 4 or 5 Star Overall Vehicle Score, for model years 2011 and later, or 4 or 5 Stars in the front and side crash safety tests for earlier models tested under NHTSA's old rating system.</p> <p> All Honda vehicles on the list come equipped with standard Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control (what IIHS calls Electronic Stability Control or ESC) and provide good protection in moderate overlap front crash tests. According to IIHS, systems like Honda's VSA® reduce fatal single-vehicle crash risk by about half and fatal multiple-vehicle crash risk by one-fifth (see Status Report, June 19, 2010, at iihs.org).</p> <p><strong>Honda Safety Leadership</strong><br> Honda has a long history of leadership in the development and application of advanced technologies and designs meant to enhance the safety of all road users, including automobile occupants, motorcycle riders, and pedestrians. The company operates two of the world's most sophisticated crash test facilities in the U.S. and Japan, and is responsible for numerous pioneering efforts in the areas of crashworthiness, airbag technology, collision compatibility and pedestrian safety. American Honda leads the industry for 2014 in third party crash test ratings with more models rated <em>TOP SAFETY PICK</em> and <em>TOP SAFETY PICK+</em> by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) than any other manufacturer.</p> <table border="0"> <tr> <td><p><strong>IIHS Best Used Car Choices for Teens Under $20,000:</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>IIHS Good Used Car Choices for Teens Under $10,000:</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Honda Accord Sedan (2012 and later)</td> <td><p>Honda Pilot (2006 and later)</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Honda Accord Coupe (2013-14)</td> <td><p>Honda Odyssey (2005-10)</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Honda CR-V (2012 and later)</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Honda Element (2007 and later)</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Honda Odyssey (2011 and later)</td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <p align="center"># # #</p> <sup>1</sup> Durability based on longevity. Longevity based on IHS Automotive: Polk U.S. vehicles in operation vs. new vehicle registrations for 1988-2013 for Honda and competing non-luxury brands.<br> <sup>2</sup> Based on IIHS pricing research among all used vehicles. Prices will vary and may be higher for certified pre-owned vehicles, which offer multiple benefits, including limited warranty coverage. Corporate Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:01:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/5a0ad603-18fb-4a85-8cfc-b86115c17418 http://hondanews.com/releases/5a0ad603-18fb-4a85-8cfc-b86115c17418 Select Honda Pre-Owned Vehicles Recognized as Safer Choices for Teen Drivers by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) <ul> <li><strong><em>Certain model year Honda Accord, CR-V, Element, Odyssey and Pilot vehicles rated as some of the best pre-owned vehicles for teen driver safety</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>Honda is the most durable, longest lasting brand in its class<sup>1</sup></em></strong></li> </ul> <p>Several model years of Honda pre-owned vehicles have been recognized by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as part of its first-ever list of safer used vehicles for teen drivers. Research conducted by IIHS found that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers, and suggests that the type of vehicle driven has a big effect on the degree of risk. Further IIHS research showed many teens drive used vehicles lacking important safety technology, and, as a result, a list was compiled to help guide parents in making safer choices. </p> <p> Honda pre-owned vehicles earning this first recognition from IIHS as among the best, safer choices for teen drivers under $20,000<sup>2</sup> include the Honda Accord Sedan (2012 and later), Accord Coupe (2013-14), CR-V (2012 and later), Element (2007 and later) and Honda Odyssey (2011 and later). Additionally, the Honda Pilot (2006 and later) and the Honda Odyssey (2005-10) were included on the list of good choices for teen drivers under $10,000<sup>2</sup>.</p> <p> "Enhancing the safety of our customers and the quality of our products is a top priority for Honda," said Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda. "Our long-term commitment to enhancing safety and durability makes Honda an ideal choice when shopping for safe, reliable transportation, new or pre-owned, for all drivers including teens."</p> <p> For added piece of mind, customers choosing a Certified Pre-Owned Honda (<a href="http://www.certified.honda.com" target="_blank">http://www.certified.honda.com</a>) vehicle on this list from one of our authorized Honda dealerships, an extensive limited warranty is included. According to IHS Automotive vehicle registration statistics, Honda is the most durable, longest lasting brand in its class<sup>1</sup>.</p> <p> Vehicles considered "best choices" for under $20,000<sup>2</sup> have good ratings for side crash protection, good head restraints and seats for rear crash protection, and good roof strength to protect occupants in rollover crashes. Vehicles considered "good choices" for under $10,000<sup>2</sup> have good or acceptable side crash protection and head restraints rated better than poor. If rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the vehicles earn a 4 or 5 Star Overall Vehicle Score, for model years 2011 and later, or 4 or 5 Stars in the front and side crash safety tests for earlier models tested under NHTSA's old rating system.</p> <p> All Honda vehicles on the list come equipped with standard Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control (what IIHS calls Electronic Stability Control or ESC) and provide good protection in moderate overlap front crash tests. According to IIHS, systems like Honda's VSA® reduce fatal single-vehicle crash risk by about half and fatal multiple-vehicle crash risk by one-fifth (see Status Report, June 19, 2010, at iihs.org).</p> <p><strong>Honda Safety Leadership</strong><br> Honda has a long history of leadership in the development and application of advanced technologies and designs meant to enhance the safety of all road users, including automobile occupants, motorcycle riders, and pedestrians. The company operates two of the world's most sophisticated crash test facilities in the U.S. and Japan, and is responsible for numerous pioneering efforts in the areas of crashworthiness, airbag technology, collision compatibility and pedestrian safety. American Honda leads the industry for 2014 in third party crash test ratings with more models rated <em>TOP SAFETY PICK</em> and <em>TOP SAFETY PICK+</em> by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) than any other manufacturer.</p> <table border="0"> <tr> <td><p><strong>IIHS Best Used Car Choices for Teens Under $20,000:</strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>IIHS Good Used Car Choices for Teens Under $10,000:</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Honda Accord Sedan (2012 and later)</td> <td><p>Honda Pilot (2006 and later)</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Honda Accord Coupe (2013-14)</td> <td><p>Honda Odyssey (2005-10)</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Honda CR-V (2012 and later)</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Honda Element (2007 and later)</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Honda Odyssey (2011 and later)</td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <p align="center"># # #</p> <sup>1</sup> Durability based on longevity. Longevity based on IHS Automotive: Polk U.S. vehicles in operation vs. new vehicle registrations for 1988-2013 for Honda and competing non-luxury brands.<br> <sup>2</sup> Based on IIHS pricing research among all used vehicles. Prices will vary and may be higher for certified pre-owned vehicles, which offer multiple benefits, including limited warranty coverage. Corporate: Honda's Award-Winning Environmental Short Film Series Takes Home Two 2014 Telly Trophies <p>Honda's Environmental Short Film Series has received national recognition for the second consecutive year. "<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_cSlFyzkD0&list=PL333B2CC25D4227B7&index=1" target="_blank">Never Ending Race</a><em>,"</em> a film that captures Honda's pioneering efforts to dramatically reduce vehicle emissions over four decades, has received 2014 Telly Awards in two online video categories: Green/Eco-Friendly and Social Responsibility. The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding video and film productions. With nearly 12,000 entries from five continents, this year's competition was one of the most sought-after in history. </p> <p>Honda's Environmental Short Film Series highlights remarkable initiatives - dreamed up and developed by Honda associates - that fulfill the company's vision for reducing its environmental impact and creating a sustainable future. "Never Ending Race," the third film in the series, tells the story of Honda's industry-leading efforts to reduce vehicle emissions, and how its technology leadership led to more stringent exhaust emissions standards. Today, as a result, smog-forming emissions from new vehicles are one one-thousandth of 1970 levels.<sup>1</sup> The video has garnered more than 130,000 views online since its release.</p> <p>"Our greatest challenge in creating "Never Ending Race" was to successfully capture in just four minutes a story that unfolded over four decades," said Marcos Frommer of Honda North America, Inc., one of the producers of the film series. "In accepting this award, Honda thanks its associates – past and present – who have worked to reduce vehicle tailpipe emissions with the same competitive spirit and vigor that defines our racing spirit."</p> <p>The <a href="http://corporate.honda.com/environment/film-series/" target="_blank">Honda Environmental Short Film Series</a>, featured on Honda's YouTube Channel, was launched in August 2012 with the film, "<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKLPXvZytIs" target="_blank">Paint by Numbers</a>," which told the story of Honda engineer Shubho Bhattacharya who, inspired by his belief that global climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing mankind today, developed technology to reduce energy use in the auto body-painting process at Honda manufacturing plants in North America. The second film, "<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiMJ4JEC2iA" target="_blank">Every Drop Counts</a>," released in October 2012, tells the story of how a retired plant engineer's sketch inspires a team of associates to generate clean, renewable energy using a simple but ingenious device. "Paint by Numbers" was awarded two 2013 Telly Awards.</p> <p><strong>Honda Environmental Leadership</strong></p> <p>Honda's diverse portfolio of alternative fuel vehicles has included numerous technologies to improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions including the first EV leases in California (1997 Honda EV Plus), the retail introduction of America's first hybrid (1999 Honda Insight), delivery of the first fuel-cell electric vehicle in the U.S. (2002 Honda FCX) and five generations of the Civic Natural Gas (first introduced in 1998). Honda has been recognized as among the top automakers in the Union of Concerned Scientists' (UCS) rankings of overall vehicle environmental performance since 2000, and a Honda vehicle has been included on the list of America's greenest vehicles from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for the past 16 years. </p> <p># # #</p> <p><sup>1</sup> Honda calculation based on publicly available data.</p> Corporate Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:26:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/5b6a8bda-d309-46d6-9393-649db2a9e952 http://hondanews.com/releases/5b6a8bda-d309-46d6-9393-649db2a9e952 Honda's Award-Winning Environmental Short Film Series Takes Home Two 2014 Telly Trophies <p>Honda's Environmental Short Film Series has received national recognition for the second consecutive year. "<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_cSlFyzkD0&list=PL333B2CC25D4227B7&index=1" target="_blank">Never Ending Race</a><em>,"</em> a film that captures Honda's pioneering efforts to dramatically reduce vehicle emissions over four decades, has received 2014 Telly Awards in two online video categories: Green/Eco-Friendly and Social Responsibility. The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding video and film productions. With nearly 12,000 entries from five continents, this year's competition was one of the most sought-after in history. </p> <p>Honda's Environmental Short Film Series highlights remarkable initiatives - dreamed up and developed by Honda associates - that fulfill the company's vision for reducing its environmental impact and creating a sustainable future. "Never Ending Race," the third film in the series, tells the story of Honda's industry-leading efforts to reduce vehicle emissions, and how its technology leadership led to more stringent exhaust emissions standards. Today, as a result, smog-forming emissions from new vehicles are one one-thousandth of 1970 levels.<sup>1</sup> The video has garnered more than 130,000 views online since its release.</p> <p>"Our greatest challenge in creating "Never Ending Race" was to successfully capture in just four minutes a story that unfolded over four decades," said Marcos Frommer of Honda North America, Inc., one of the producers of the film series. "In accepting this award, Honda thanks its associates – past and present – who have worked to reduce vehicle tailpipe emissions with the same competitive spirit and vigor that defines our racing spirit."</p> <p>The <a href="http://corporate.honda.com/environment/film-series/" target="_blank">Honda Environmental Short Film Series</a>, featured on Honda's YouTube Channel, was launched in August 2012 with the film, "<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKLPXvZytIs" target="_blank">Paint by Numbers</a>," which told the story of Honda engineer Shubho Bhattacharya who, inspired by his belief that global climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing mankind today, developed technology to reduce energy use in the auto body-painting process at Honda manufacturing plants in North America. The second film, "<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiMJ4JEC2iA" target="_blank">Every Drop Counts</a>," released in October 2012, tells the story of how a retired plant engineer's sketch inspires a team of associates to generate clean, renewable energy using a simple but ingenious device. "Paint by Numbers" was awarded two 2013 Telly Awards.</p> <p><strong>Honda Environmental Leadership</strong></p> <p>Honda's diverse portfolio of alternative fuel vehicles has included numerous technologies to improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions including the first EV leases in California (1997 Honda EV Plus), the retail introduction of America's first hybrid (1999 Honda Insight), delivery of the first fuel-cell electric vehicle in the U.S. (2002 Honda FCX) and five generations of the Civic Natural Gas (first introduced in 1998). Honda has been recognized as among the top automakers in the Union of Concerned Scientists' (UCS) rankings of overall vehicle environmental performance since 2000, and a Honda vehicle has been included on the list of America's greenest vehicles from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for the past 16 years. </p> <p># # #</p> <p><sup>1</sup> Honda calculation based on publicly available data.</p> Corporate: Honda's Eli Tomac and Trey Canard go 3-4 at Budds Creek National <p>The excitement continued this past Saturday at Budds Creek Motocross Park in southern Maryland for round seven of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, and the Honda Red Riders fought through the hot and humid conditions to post solid results. Muscle Milk-supported GEICO Honda's Eli Tomac continues to impress, landing on the podium for the third consecutive week with a third overall. Team Honda Muscle Milk's Trey Canard picked up a strong fourth-place finish with 3-4 scores aboard his Honda CRF45R. </p> <p>450 Race</p> <p> When the gate dropped for moto one of the 450 class, Canard grabbed a second-place start and then took over the early lead. With a crowd of competitors in tow, Canard led the first four laps before relinquishing two positions to finish third. During the final race of the day, he launched off the line to a fourth-place start, moving into third by lap two. He fought hard to maintain his position, ultimately taking the checkered in fourth. His 3-4 marks landed him fourth overall for the day.</p> <p> "Overall I'm happy with how today went because we made a lot of progress," stated Canard. "I think the bike was the best that it has been all season so that was good. I was able to lead some more laps and really feel like I am getting closer to a win. We are leaving healthy and with points, so I am looking forward to getting back on the podium next weekend."</p> <p> During his second appearance aboard the Team Honda Muscle Milk CRF450R, Fredrik Noren put together a respectable performance, landing 12th overall with 10-16 scores. He grabbed a 15th-place start in moto one and worked his way into 10th by the end of the race. During the final moto of the day, Noren grabbed another mid-pack start and began methodically advancing through the field. While running an impressive eighth, the Sweden-native went down twice, causing him to lose multiple positions. He remounted his bike and pressed on, crossing the finish line in 16th.</p> <p> "I'm a little upset with how today went, to be honest," said Noren. "The first moto was good. I got an okay start but worked my way up to 10th by the end of the race. In the second moto, I got another okay start and made some passes, putting myself in a good position. I think I was running eighth before I went down twice and lost a lot of time. My riding was strong all day but just made some mistakes that set me back. We will continue to test and work from here, trying to get better every weekend."</p> <p> Muscle Milk-sponsored GEICO Honda rider Eli Tomac has continued to be a constant threat since returning to the lineup three races ago. Tomac scored a fourth-place finish in moto one, holding the position from nearly beginning to end. In moto two, he got off the line to a sluggish start and then worked his way from 11th to third by the end of the 17-lap race. His 4-3 scores landed him on the podium for the third consecutive week. </p> <p>"Honestly, at the start of the day I didn't know if I was going to be racing, so to turn it into a podium is awesome," explained Tomac, who had been suffering from nagging back pain. "It was fun. I got in a good flow and had some good lines out there. Honestly, it was a really tough track to pass on. A lot of the lines drifted into each other, so when you tried to pass the other guys would kind of cut you off. To make a pass stick, you had to be really aggressive and hope the other guys would make a mistake."</p> <p> 250 Race </p> <p> Justin Bogle led the 250 efforts for the Muscle Milk-supported GEICO Honda squad, grabbing sixth overall with 4-5 marks. In moto one, Bogle propelled his CRF250R off the line, nailing down the holeshot and early lead. He maintained his lead for the opening laps of the race before losing a couple positions and finishing fourth. Bogle struggled in moto two, getting off the line to a top-10 start and spending the remainder of the 30 minute-plus-two lap race working his way into fifth.</p> <p> "I got tight. It definitely wasn't my best display of riding today," stated Bogle. "The day started off good in practice and I felt good. For me, practice usually doesn't go that well, so it was a good start to the day and a great start to the first moto with the holeshot. We led a few laps and then ran up front the rest of the time. Moto two was just really tough for me. I didn't get the greatest start and got shuffled back the first couple laps. I felt good and was catching guys at the end, but I need to make it happen sooner."</p> <p> Teammate Matt Bisceglia and Zach Bell persevered despite a challenging day to finish 15th and 16th overall, respectively. </p> <p> The Focus: Budds Creek Honda History </p> <p> The first time a national was hosted just below the Chesapeake Bay at Budds Creek Motocross park was in 1989. That first year, American Honda swept both races with Mike Kiedrowski on a 125 and Jean-Michel Bayle on a 500cc two-stroke; 250s did not race that year. Kiedrowski and Jeff Stanton swept both classes again the next year for Honda. Other Honda Red Riders swept the podium three more times at the southern Maryland track, including 1995 and 1996 with Jeremy McGrath and Steve Lamson, then in 1999 with Kevin Windham and Tallon Vohland.  </p> <p> <strong>450 Class Overall Results <br> </strong>1. Ryan Dungey 2-1<br> 2. Ken Roczen 1-2<br> <strong>3. Eli Tomac (Honda) 4-3 </strong><br> <strong>4.</strong> <strong>Trey Canard (Honda) 3-4 </strong><br> 5. Weston Peick 6-5<strong></strong><br> 6. Josh Grant 9-6<br> 7. Andrew Short 8-7<br> 8. Brett Metcalfe 7-11<br> 9. Phillip Nicoletti 12-8<br> 10. Matthew Goerke 11-10<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>450 Class Championship Points (after 7 of 12 rounds)</strong> <br> 1. Ken Roczen 327<br> 2. Ryan Dungey 301<br> <strong>3.</strong> <strong>Trey Canard 264</strong><br> 4. James Stewart 212<br> 5. Brett Metcalfe 192<br> 6. Josh Grant 186<br> 7. Weston Peick 162<br> 8. Andrew Short 161<br> 9. Chad Reed 132<br> <strong>10.</strong> <strong>Malcolm Stewart 128</strong></p> <p><strong>250 Class Overall Results <br> </strong>1. Blake Baggett 3-1<br> 2. Jeremy Martin 2-2<strong></strong><br> 3. Jason Anderson 1-7<br> 4. Christopher Pourcel 6-3<br> 5. Cooper Webb 5-4<strong></strong><br> <strong>6. Justin Bogle (Honda) 4-5<br> </strong>7. Justin Hill 13-6<br> <strong>8. Cole Seely (Honda) 10-9</strong><br> 9. Anthony Rodriguez 9-10<strong><br> </strong>10. Marvin Musquin 8-14</p> <p><strong>250 Class Championship Points (after 7 of 12 rounds)</strong><br> 1. Jeremy Martin 294<br> 2. Blake Baggett 267<br> 3. Cooper Webb 261<br> <strong>4. Justin Bogle 225</strong><br> 5. Christopher Pourcel 211<br> 6. Jason Anderson 206<strong><br> </strong>7. Marvin Musquin 201<br> <strong>8.</strong> <strong>Cole Seely 166</strong><br> 9. Justin Hill 150<br> <strong>10. Jessy Nelson 144</strong></p> Corporate Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:31:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/f13415f9-cdf7-4c06-afb6-98e890e947bb http://hondanews.com/releases/f13415f9-cdf7-4c06-afb6-98e890e947bb Honda's Eli Tomac and Trey Canard go 3-4 at Budds Creek National <p>The excitement continued this past Saturday at Budds Creek Motocross Park in southern Maryland for round seven of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, and the Honda Red Riders fought through the hot and humid conditions to post solid results. Muscle Milk-supported GEICO Honda's Eli Tomac continues to impress, landing on the podium for the third consecutive week with a third overall. Team Honda Muscle Milk's Trey Canard picked up a strong fourth-place finish with 3-4 scores aboard his Honda CRF45R. </p> <p>450 Race</p> <p> When the gate dropped for moto one of the 450 class, Canard grabbed a second-place start and then took over the early lead. With a crowd of competitors in tow, Canard led the first four laps before relinquishing two positions to finish third. During the final race of the day, he launched off the line to a fourth-place start, moving into third by lap two. He fought hard to maintain his position, ultimately taking the checkered in fourth. His 3-4 marks landed him fourth overall for the day.</p> <p> "Overall I'm happy with how today went because we made a lot of progress," stated Canard. "I think the bike was the best that it has been all season so that was good. I was able to lead some more laps and really feel like I am getting closer to a win. We are leaving healthy and with points, so I am looking forward to getting back on the podium next weekend."</p> <p> During his second appearance aboard the Team Honda Muscle Milk CRF450R, Fredrik Noren put together a respectable performance, landing 12th overall with 10-16 scores. He grabbed a 15th-place start in moto one and worked his way into 10th by the end of the race. During the final moto of the day, Noren grabbed another mid-pack start and began methodically advancing through the field. While running an impressive eighth, the Sweden-native went down twice, causing him to lose multiple positions. He remounted his bike and pressed on, crossing the finish line in 16th.</p> <p> "I'm a little upset with how today went, to be honest," said Noren. "The first moto was good. I got an okay start but worked my way up to 10th by the end of the race. In the second moto, I got another okay start and made some passes, putting myself in a good position. I think I was running eighth before I went down twice and lost a lot of time. My riding was strong all day but just made some mistakes that set me back. We will continue to test and work from here, trying to get better every weekend."</p> <p> Muscle Milk-sponsored GEICO Honda rider Eli Tomac has continued to be a constant threat since returning to the lineup three races ago. Tomac scored a fourth-place finish in moto one, holding the position from nearly beginning to end. In moto two, he got off the line to a sluggish start and then worked his way from 11th to third by the end of the 17-lap race. His 4-3 scores landed him on the podium for the third consecutive week. </p> <p>"Honestly, at the start of the day I didn't know if I was going to be racing, so to turn it into a podium is awesome," explained Tomac, who had been suffering from nagging back pain. "It was fun. I got in a good flow and had some good lines out there. Honestly, it was a really tough track to pass on. A lot of the lines drifted into each other, so when you tried to pass the other guys would kind of cut you off. To make a pass stick, you had to be really aggressive and hope the other guys would make a mistake."</p> <p> 250 Race </p> <p> Justin Bogle led the 250 efforts for the Muscle Milk-supported GEICO Honda squad, grabbing sixth overall with 4-5 marks. In moto one, Bogle propelled his CRF250R off the line, nailing down the holeshot and early lead. He maintained his lead for the opening laps of the race before losing a couple positions and finishing fourth. Bogle struggled in moto two, getting off the line to a top-10 start and spending the remainder of the 30 minute-plus-two lap race working his way into fifth.</p> <p> "I got tight. It definitely wasn't my best display of riding today," stated Bogle. "The day started off good in practice and I felt good. For me, practice usually doesn't go that well, so it was a good start to the day and a great start to the first moto with the holeshot. We led a few laps and then ran up front the rest of the time. Moto two was just really tough for me. I didn't get the greatest start and got shuffled back the first couple laps. I felt good and was catching guys at the end, but I need to make it happen sooner."</p> <p> Teammate Matt Bisceglia and Zach Bell persevered despite a challenging day to finish 15th and 16th overall, respectively. </p> <p> The Focus: Budds Creek Honda History </p> <p> The first time a national was hosted just below the Chesapeake Bay at Budds Creek Motocross park was in 1989. That first year, American Honda swept both races with Mike Kiedrowski on a 125 and Jean-Michel Bayle on a 500cc two-stroke; 250s did not race that year. Kiedrowski and Jeff Stanton swept both classes again the next year for Honda. Other Honda Red Riders swept the podium three more times at the southern Maryland track, including 1995 and 1996 with Jeremy McGrath and Steve Lamson, then in 1999 with Kevin Windham and Tallon Vohland.  </p> <p> <strong>450 Class Overall Results <br> </strong>1. Ryan Dungey 2-1<br> 2. Ken Roczen 1-2<br> <strong>3. Eli Tomac (Honda) 4-3 </strong><br> <strong>4.</strong> <strong>Trey Canard (Honda) 3-4 </strong><br> 5. Weston Peick 6-5<strong></strong><br> 6. Josh Grant 9-6<br> 7. Andrew Short 8-7<br> 8. Brett Metcalfe 7-11<br> 9. Phillip Nicoletti 12-8<br> 10. Matthew Goerke 11-10<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>450 Class Championship Points (after 7 of 12 rounds)</strong> <br> 1. Ken Roczen 327<br> 2. Ryan Dungey 301<br> <strong>3.</strong> <strong>Trey Canard 264</strong><br> 4. James Stewart 212<br> 5. Brett Metcalfe 192<br> 6. Josh Grant 186<br> 7. Weston Peick 162<br> 8. Andrew Short 161<br> 9. Chad Reed 132<br> <strong>10.</strong> <strong>Malcolm Stewart 128</strong></p> <p><strong>250 Class Overall Results <br> </strong>1. Blake Baggett 3-1<br> 2. Jeremy Martin 2-2<strong></strong><br> 3. Jason Anderson 1-7<br> 4. Christopher Pourcel 6-3<br> 5. Cooper Webb 5-4<strong></strong><br> <strong>6. Justin Bogle (Honda) 4-5<br> </strong>7. Justin Hill 13-6<br> <strong>8. Cole Seely (Honda) 10-9</strong><br> 9. Anthony Rodriguez 9-10<strong><br> </strong>10. Marvin Musquin 8-14</p> <p><strong>250 Class Championship Points (after 7 of 12 rounds)</strong><br> 1. Jeremy Martin 294<br> 2. Blake Baggett 267<br> 3. Cooper Webb 261<br> <strong>4. Justin Bogle 225</strong><br> 5. Christopher Pourcel 211<br> 6. Jason Anderson 206<strong><br> </strong>7. Marvin Musquin 201<br> <strong>8.</strong> <strong>Cole Seely 166</strong><br> 9. Justin Hill 150<br> <strong>10. 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