HPD Civic Si Clinches Third Place in Long Beach Debut

The racing division of American Honda Motor, Honda Performance Development (HPD), is celebrating the successful debut of the RealTime Racing's HPD Civic Si at Long Beach yesterday. With Nick Wittmer behind the wheel of the car, the team clinched a third-place finish in the Touring Class of the SCCA World Challenge Series.

The HPD Civic Si will therefore serve as a confirmation of the quality and performance capabilities of HPD-designed racing parts and branded components, available to racers through the Honda Racing Line.

"Today's result is a great reward for all the thought and effort from our associates in California and Ohio that resulted in the HPD Civic Si,"
said Marc Sours, Manager, Production Division, for HPD. "One of the cornerstones of our grassroots motorsports initiative has been to establish a connection between our passenger cars and the racing cars developed from these models by the hundreds of competitors who support Honda through the club and entry-level professional racing ranks."

"We believe the HPD Civic Si and its competition components will demonstrate the competitiveness of HPD's performance parts, while reinforcing the connection between our racing and passenger cars,"
added Sours.

The HPD Civic Si uses HPD racing parts such as brake ducts and camber/caster plates, a lightweight competition wiring harness developed by Honda R&D, a racing fuel cell produced to HPD specifications and the Honda 2.0-liter K20 Type R race engine.

The HPD Civic Si is finished in white and red and features HPD's checkered-flag logo, graphics designed by Honda R&D's Los Angeles styling studio and the same Honda Racing/HPD quarter-panel logos required for display by all Honda Racing Line members. The Civic carries number 93 that refers to the founding of Honda Performance Development in 1993.
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