Honda's mini race track wows crowds at Goodwood

Honda's Goodwood experience included an interactive stand and a showcase of innovative cars, motorcycles, and racing machinery.

Honda's race track at Goodwood Festival 2014
Honda's race track at Goodwood Festival 2014

The Goodwood Festival of Speed, held from 26-29 June is the world's largest motoring garden party. Hundreds of visitors participated in the interactive Honda mini race track, where four at a time they raced head to head with remote-controlled versions of the NSX and Honda Civic Type R Concepts.

The fastest lap of the weekend was just 16.27 seconds, achieved by Brazilian racing legend Bruno Senna, in a race many would argue provided an equal level of excitement, competitiveness and racing spirit to that of the famous Hill Climb, for both competitors and spectators.   

Under the guidance of Honda’s instructors and three-time World Motocross champion, Dave Thorpe and multiple British Motorcross champion, Stephen Sword, over one thousand visitors participated in a series of 20 minute off road taster sessions round an exhilarating and challenging off road trail course.

The world famous Goodwood track also witnessed a selection of current Honda stars racing across the three day event, including multiple Isle of Man TT winner John McGuiness, and World Superbike duo Leon Haslam and Jonathan Rea all on their CBR1000 RR Fireblades.  Collectively, these six machines along with the two Concept models travelled 30,933 miles to be at Goodwood, while the riders and drivers covered 14,489 miles to be part of the event.

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