Honda Starts Racing Legacy
The first Nagoya TT was held in 1953. Open to motorcycles up to 150cc, it was held over a 232km public roads course. Japan’s first large-scale race, it was contested by 57 motorcycles from 19 different manufacturers. This was Honda’s first race, and the company entered three Dream 3Es. The Hondas finished in 2nd, 4th and 18th with a combined elapsed time of 13hr 44’53". This was the quickest team time in the race, winning the Manufacturers’ Team Prize for Honda.