Castrol Honda Racing Enters SPA 24 Hours

BY Azfar Hashim

… and this car utilises a twin-turbocharged V6 power plant

Two iconic motor racing names will come together, as Castrol Honda Racing brings the Honda NSX GT3 to the 24 Hours of Spa Francorchamps. The NSX GT3 was built upon Honda’s next-generation supercar; it utilises the same 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine that won the North American-based IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship and Pirelli World Challenge. The car currently competes in high-level series on three continents as part of Honda’s NSX GT3 Customer Racing Programme.

The centrepiece of the Blancpain GT Series, to be held on July 26th to 29th, marks the return of the NSX name to the Spa 24 Hours, a quarter of a century after Armin Hahne, Bertrand Gachot and Kazuo Shimizu started the 1993 race from pole position in a Honda Belgium-entered car which was also supported by Castrol. The NSX has achieved significant success in motor racing since its launch in 1990, including GT victory at the 1995 Le Mans 24 Hours and six titles in Japan’s ultra-competitive Super GT series.

JAS Motorsport, who are responsible for car assembly and sales in Europe, will provide technical assistance at Spa as part of the collaborative global programme. Drivers will be announced at a later date.