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2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb To Use Airfence, Thanks To Honda Sponsorship

Fri, 25 Apr 2014

After a successful 2013 campaign in the 91st running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, where Honda’s own Jeff Tigert won the Pikes Peak 450 class and set a new record, Honda is stepping up its involvement for 2014, as both a sponsor and race participant, with plans to field products in seven distinct race classes. In addition, Honda will be working with the AMA and the Pikes Peak sanctioning body on improvements which will provide new levels of safety to the Motorcycle / ATV / UTV / Sidecar competitors.

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. will return as the Partnering Sponsor for the 2014 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the second time the company has participated as a corporate sponsor of the legendary race event. The 92nd running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will take place on Sunday, June 29.

This year also represents the first time a competitor at Pikes Peak has worked with the sanctioning body to improve overall safety at the historic event. Showcasing its global commitment to safety, Honda has worked with the AMA and the Pikes Peak sanctioning body to implement the race-proven technology of AirFence on key corners of the course. The AirFence has been successfully used in professional motorcycle racing worldwide and promises to enhance the 92nd running of the Pikes Peak hill climb.

With support from Honda’s North American R&D and motorsports companies – Honda R&D Americas, Inc. and Honda Performance Development, Inc. – the company will campaign a broad range of Honda and Acura vehicles, as well as Honda motorcycles and ATVs. Honda will showcase its diverse range of products in seven race classes, building upon the unprecedented level of involvement in 2013, where Big Red entered 11 riders/drivers in nine classes.

Honda 2014 Pikes Peak entries:

Category Class Vehicle Driver / Rider Honda Company

Car: Unlimited, Norma [Honda Powered], Romain Dumas

Car: Pikes Peak Open, Acura NSX [1st gen. NSX], James Robinson, Honda R&D

Car: Time Attack, Honda S3700, Sage Marie, Honda North America

Car: Exhibition, Honda Fit [B-Spec], Corey Taguchi, Honda R&D

Car: EV, Honda Fit EV, Roy Richards, Honda R&D

Motorcycle: Middleweight, Honda CBR600RR, Zach Jacobs, Honda R&D

ATV: 450 ATV, Honda TRX450, Keith Steidl, Honda R&D

By Troy Siahaan

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