Honda Revs Up For A Fifth Time At Goodwood

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Honda RC166 250

Honda Revs Up For A Fifth At Goodwood

Published 3 July MAC

A sextet of Grand Prix with the champions who raced fits perfectly with the On the Limit — A History of It’s the topic of this tenth anniversary Goodwood of Speed, held from July 2002.

The 2002 marks the return to Goodwood of historic GP cars, with the bringing two of the V12 racers from the 3 litre era and a singleton Lotus 100T from the turbo of the late 80s.

The three are joined by a trio of GP motorcycles represented by the 125, 250 and 350cc all from the 60s. These four strokes mark a in time when Honda was dominant in bike GP racing, as it is today in the four … class.

The display of victorious arrives in the UK directly from The Collection Hall in Japan. to be a living history, The Collection is a state-of-the-art three-storey museum in Motegi dedicated to the company’s history of innovation, racing and engineering excellence.

This is Honda’s fifth at Goodwood, the having become an annual for the Collection Hall team Japan. The team participates of the event’s high quality and — and because of Honda’s relationship with the UK.

The Festival of Speed has been as the greatest show on earth and is now the biggest historic motor event. Described as the ‘garden of the Gods’, the Festival brings cars, drivers, bikes and from every corner of the Details of the Honda runners and at this year’s event below..

The Runners


Honda’s second car built to the 3 litre Formula One regulations, the monocoque and tubular frame featured a 90 deg water-cooled V12 engine. with mechanical fuel the quad cam 48-valve unit had an of more than 420 horsepower at rpm.

It weighed in at 590 kg and was built the Forth bridge according to Surtees, its driver! A heavily much lighter version of car known as the Hondola (Honda Lola chassis) won the 1967 GP at Monza with the 1964 Champion at the wheel.

Honda RA301

Very an upgraded version of the previous car, the RA301 featured a all alloy monocoque and aerodynamic for the first time. Power of the revised V12 engine had crept to 450 horsepower, while the car’s was cut to 530 kg. Despite leading two Grands successes were confined to a place in the French, and third in the GPs of the 1968 season, both Surtees driving.

Lotus 100T

Powered by the Honda 1.5 V6 twin turbo RA168E the Lotus Honda 100T was to meet the new turbo boost of 2.5 bars and fuel capacity of 150 litres of the 1988 season the final year of the F1 turbo It was driven by Nelson Piquet and Nakajima (who also the car at Goodwood), Senna having to McLaren that year. And was Lotus’s biggest problem for McLaren won 15 of the 16 F1 races in 1998 that same Honda

In the hands of Piquet, the 100T a trio of third places at the Brazilian, San Marino and British

RC149 125cc 1966

first 5-cylinder 125cc racer, the RC149 emerged of both Manufacturers’ and Riders’ during 1966. The tiny four-… produced no less 34 PS at a staggering 20,500 rpm.

The RC162 was powered by a transversely air-cooled four cylinder … producing over 40 at 13,500 rpm. The machine a gear-driven DOHC layout four valves-per-cylinder, four six-speed transmission. and all-drum

With a formidable line up included Tom Phillis, Jim Redman, Hailwood, Bob McIntyre and Kunimitu who became the first Japanese to win a GP on the machine, the RC162 was unstoppable in season. It won 10 of the 11 GPs that year, and both the Manufacturers’ and Riders’ (with Hailwood) that

Powered by an across-the-frame parallel six four … and equipped 7-speed transmission, the RC166 had performance. The engine screamed to rpm, where it developed no than 60 horsepower. Ridden by Hailwood, the RC166 captured Manufacturers’ and Riders’ Titles of the Series — winning all 10

Winner of seven out of eight in the 1967 World Championship the RC174 was very much a up version of the RC166. It took in the 350cc class featuring a DOHC parallel six mounted the frame — thus away 50ccs to its competitors! this, power output was 65 horsepower at 17,000 rpm — and the took both the Manufacturers’ and championships of the 1967 season.

The riders

Winner of six World crowns and 45 victories — all on — between 1961 and Jim Redman is generally considered to been Honda’s most rider during its formative of international competition. He will be from his home in South to ride the RC174 made by Mike the bike Hailwood.


Honda RC166 250

Northern Ireland Ralph Bryans progressed his through 50, 250 and 350cc classes the mid 60s, winning Grands on Honda machines in all three — as well as a world in 1965 in the 50cc class.

At he will ride the all conquering

Rob is another former Honda rider dusting off his leathers to a welcome appearance at the 2002 of Speed. A winner of both 250 and Grands Prix for Honda in — as well as an Isle of Man TT in the 125cc nearly a decade — the British rider be sharing the four cylinder with Stuart Graham.

Stuart Graham

The only of car and bike Tourist Trophy Stuart Graham nowadays a successful Honda car dealership in Cheshire. At Goodwood, Graham be sampling the delights of Honda against which he raced in the

John Surtees

To this day the man to have won World titles on two and four, John Surtees’ with Honda began he drove for the car team in the 1967 GP Following his victory in that Italian GP, he remains one of only two men to won victories for Honda with and chassis designed by the company.

will be re-united with at this year’s Festival of

Satoru Nakajima

Nakajima is the successful Japanese Grand driver of all time, in terms of Championship points scored. a four year career in One, he faced the unequal of successively partnering Senna and in the Camel Lotus Team, moving to Tyrrell. Despite he finished 11 th in the 1987 Championship, a creditable 4 th (behind Senna!) in the GP.

At Goodwood, the Japanese is reunited the Lotus Honda R100T which he competed in the 1988

Danny Sullivan

Former Champion, Indy 500 winner as well as one time Formula Formula 3 and F1 competitor — Danny Sullivan is a long supporter of the Goodwood Festival of Sullivan is from a more era, having enjoyed the of his career during the 80s.

Surtees, Sullivan will be full use of Honda V12 power up the Hill driving the RA301.

Honda RC166 250
Honda RC166 250


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