FACT BOOK
The 37th Tokyo Motor Show 2003   October.22.2003
Motor Sports
Motor Sports: the heart of Honda’s spirit of challenge
At Honda, we are motivated by dreams, and thrill to the challenge of making them come true. From our earliest days, Honda has risen to the challenge of racing. We have known the incomparable thrill of victory, and it has turned to ever-stronger determination to win again. That's why our spirit of challenge knows no bounds. Sharing the excitement of motor sports with more and more Honda fans-it's a dream that drives us on.
Waving the victory flag on the world stage
This season once again, Honda's name is being written in the record books of motorcycle racing. From the pinnacles of WGP, WMX and WCT to the Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Race, we've been waving the victory flag all year. Ever since our first entry into Formula One racing in 1964, Honda has collected a wealth of honors. 2003 marks the fourth year in Honda's third era of Formula One racing and we're propelling the two-car B.A.R. team with a new RA003E, a lighter, more compact engine that is showing remarkably improved power and torque outputs. This year also signals Honda's entry into the IndyCar series as an engine supplier. Run exclusively on oval courses, IndyCar racing represents a new challenge for Honda Performance Development (HPD) and technical partner Illmor Engineering, joint developers of the new HI3R-type V8 engine supplied to five cars on three teams.Honda is also supporting the Formula Dream' series as a training ground for the Formula One drivers of tomorrow.
Bringing motor sports closer to people
Always seeking to bring motor sports closer to its fans, Honda has established a tradition of providing facilities for watching and even participating in races. Opened in 1961 as the first truly world-class circuit in Japan, Suzuka not only hosts Formula One and other leading international races, but also events like the Integra One-Make Race, reserved for Integra production models. Twin Ring Motegi now also holds elite international races on its oval and road courses. Catering not only to motorsports enthusiasts who like to watch races, Honda gives budding racers the opportunity to get out on the track and experience the thrill of the race firsthand.




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