Timeline - Motor Sports

Foundation
 
'54 Honda declares intent to participate in Isle of Man TT Race.
'61 Honda racing team sweeps first five places in Isle of Man TT Race in both 125cc and 250cc categories.
'62 Construction of Suzuka circuit completed.
'64 Honda makes F1 debut at German Grand Prix (places 13th).
'65 Honda claims first F1 victory, in Mexico.
'66 Honda wins Constructor’s Championship in all classes (50cc; 125cc; 250cc; 350cc; 500cc)
at World Grand Prix, an international first.
'67
Honda wins F1 Italian Grand Prix. ZOOM

1980's
 
'81 Honda wins Motocross World Championship for 3rd consecutive year.
'82 XR500R wins Paris-Dakar Rally.
'83 Honda returns to F1 racing after 15-year hiatus.
'84 Honda wins first F1 comeback race, at Dallas Grand Prix in the U.S.
'86 Honda finishes 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th in Paris-Dakar Rally.
Williams Honda takes F1 GP Constructor’s Championship.
'87 F1 racing begins at Suzuka Circuit.
Williams Honda takes F1 GP double title (Constructor’s, Driver’s Championships).
'88 Honda sets new world record of 11 consecutive victories in F1.

1990's
 
'91 Honda posts 60th F1 Grand Prix victory in Brazil GP.
Honda posts 10th consecutive win in Isle of Man TT Race.
McLaren Honda wins 4th double title in F1 Grand Prix.
'92 Honda announces withdrawal from F1 racing at end of ’92 season.
'93 Honda wins 1993 World Solar Challenge, the world’s largest solar car race, with the Honda Dream.
'94 Honda enters U.S. CART Series.
'95 Honda claims first victory in 15th race of CART Series.
NSX wins GT2 class at Le Mans 24 Hour Race.
'96
Honda takes CART Series Manufacturer’s Championship.
Honda wins 1996 World Solar Challenge.
ZOOM

'97 Honda wins Japanese Touring Car Championship.
Twin Ring Motegi completed.
'98 Japan’s first CART race held at Twin Ring Motegi.

2000's
 
'00 Honda begins its 3rd era of F1 racing.
'01 500 World Grand Prix victories in motorcycle racing.
'03 Honda enters IndyCar Series.
'04 Honda engines power 1st through 7th place finishers at Indy 500.
Honda wins 8 consecutive victories in Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race.
Takahisa Fujinami becomes Japan’s first series champion in FIM Trial World Championship.
'05 Official Honda Racing F1 Team is launched.
Honda wins Manufacturer’s Championship, Driver’s Championship, and Bombardier Rookie of the Year award in the IndyCar Series.
'06 Honda Racing F1 Team scores first victory at Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix.
'07 Honda wins Trial World Championship using 4-stroke-engine motorcycle for the first time in 23 years.
'08 Honda announces withdrawal from F1 racing at end of ’08 season.

2010's
 
'12 Suzuka circuit 50th anniversary
Honda started participating in WTCC with Civic
Honda wins MotoGP constructor's and team titles
'13 Honda announced its participation in FIA Formula One World Championship from the 2015 season

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