Honda: 500 Motorcycle Grand Prix wins. MotoGP Feature

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Honda: 500 Motorcycle Grand wins.

Honda reached a landmark with its 500th Grand Prix victory in last Sunday, setting a unmatched by any manufacturer since the championships began in 1949.

The story of Honda’s success with its first GP racing at the 1959 Isle of Man TT when out of five twin-cylinder RC142s in the 125cc race finished, Honda the manufacturer’s team

In 1960, Honda fielded its state-of-the art GP racer, the 250cc RC161 and in 1961 Australian Tom scored the company’s first GP win in the 125cc round on the RC144 He became 125cc world while Mike Hailwood, of both the 125 and 250cc TTs on Hondas, the 250 title.

The most ambitious GP campaign saw Honda race to a unique of all five manufacturers’ solo in 1966, won with highly four-strokes like the six-cylinder RC166 and the five-cylinder 125cc From 1962 to 1967, the were Hailwood, a full member from 1966, Jim (45 wins), Luigi Taveri and Bryans.

After winning 17 races in Honda withdrew from the FIM rule changes then the number of cylinders, penalising Honda met this challenge on its to the 500cc championship in 1979 the revolutionary oval-piston, 32-valve V-four.

But when it failed to win a GP, technology was adopted.

Nimble than hugely powerful, unusual three-cylinder NS500 US rider Freddie Spencer, who it to a 1983 championship. In the next Honda unveiled the potent four to speed Spencer to a 500cc title. Amazingly, he won that year’s 250cc on Honda’s new NSR250 V-twin.

By the late 1980s, Honda was on three fronts. Australian Gardner took the 500 crown Yamaha in 1987 and his rival Lawson joined Honda to win it in Honda 250cc titles to Anton Mang in 1987 and Pons over the next two while the 125cc manufacturer’s was regained in 1989.

Honda RC166 250
Honda RC166 250

Mick and the legendary NSR500 dominated the when the brilliant Australian five world championships 1994 to 1998, raising his of Honda wins to 54. Inter-marque battles resulted in Honda for Luca Cadalora and Max Biaggi two of Honda’s 125 successes went to Aoki, one of the emerging Japanese GP In 1997, Honda won 31 GPs to beat its own record of 29 in one season.

Victories kept coming in when Alex Criville Honda’s 500 championship and in 2000 Rossi brought the magic nearer with a fine British GP victory in his debut on the legendary NSR500.

Honda teams entered the meeting of the 2001 season only three more to reach the 500th GP win milestone.

victories in both the 125cc and classes the chance of making fell to the Italian prodigy, Rossi, in the premier 500cc At Honda’s home circuit of in Japan, Rossi won a hard race achieving the landmark Motorcycling Grand Prix

Honda’s outstanding achievement a philosophy first laid by the company’s founder Soichiro that success in competition at the level proves the excellence of you make and sell.

Honda RC166 250
Honda RC166 250
Honda RC166 250
Honda RC166 250

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