2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
Looking to expand its grassroots racing efforts in North America, American Honda Motor Company will sponsor and participate in the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Honda says it will field machines in nine race classes, including five motorcycles, a first for any OEM in a single Pikes Peak event.
Besides fielding the bikes, Honda will also serve as Partnering Sponsor at Pikes Peak hill Climb, which is scheduled for June 30 in Colorado Springs, Colo. This will be the first time in the 91 years of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb that Honda will participate as corporate sponsor.
Mike Accavitti (Senior Vice President of Automative Operations of American Honda) says: “Pikes Peak presents us with a unique opportunity to showcase Honda’s diverse product lineup and to energize Honda fans around world, as we work to further strengthen Honda’s presence in racing at all levels.
“Our associates will be working hard between now and Race Day to prepare this diverse field of race vehicles and showcase the Honda racing spirit.”
Honda will field motorcycles in the 250, 450, Exhibition and 750SS classes, under the banners of Honda Performance Development (HPD) and Team-Honda Research (THR).
Following are Honda’s 2013 Pikes Peak Motorcycle entries:
- Honda CRF250R – Nick Robinson, Honda R&D
- Honda CRF250R – Dane Marsack, Honda R&D
- Honda CRF450R – Jeff Tigert, American Honda
- Honda CBR1000RR – Alex Moreno, Honda R&D
750 SS Class
- Honda CBR600RR – Erik Dunshee, Honda R&D