Honda’s illustrious motorsport heritage will be on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, with two and four wheel legends negotiating the famous Goodwood Hillclimb.
Not only will legendary Honda machinery be on display, but they will be piloted by Honda legends, with John Surtees and Isle of Man TT Legend John McGuinness at the helm.
Two of Honda’s V12 Formula One cars from the 60s will join the four wheel line-up, including Richie Ginther‘s Mexican Grand Prix winning RA272 – the first Japanese car to win a Formula One Grand Prix. John Surtees will then be reunited with his RA300, the car he took to first place in the 1967 Italian Grand Prix.
The historic two-wheel content includes the world’s first 5-cylinder racing bike, the RC149 and the iconic 500cc two-stroke NSR500, which led Valentino Rossi to his first and Mick Doohan to five consecutive World Championships.
The four historic machines have arrived directly from the Honda Collection Hall in Japan, a state-of-the-art three-storey museum dedicated to the company’s history of innovation, passion and engineering excellence.
Lining up alongside the classic racers will be machines from Honda’s current machinery, including the 2013 CBR1000RR Fireblade, which competes in World and British Superbikes and the world-famous road races such as the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT. Joining the Fireblade will be Honda’s BTCC NGTC Civic, the car which took Gordon Shedden to his first BTCC title while securing the manufacturer’s and team’s title for Honda Yuasa Racing.