第398回 2010 25 Hours of Thunderhill - Race Report [HPD]


Honda CR-Z Hybrid Finishes Second at Thunderhill E3 Class



25 Hours of Thunderhill Race Report

Circuit: Thunderhill Park (3.286-mile road course), Willows, CA
Overcast, cool, 48 degrees F (nighttime showers and fog)

Ps No. Drivers Team Car Laps Notes
1. 2 [various] Miata Cage Racing Mazda Miata 590 E3 class winner
2. 19

Lawson Aschenbach
[also Bryan Johnson, Chad Gilsinger & Peter Cunningham]

Honda Performance Development Honda CR-Z 590 -1:10.550
3. 96 [various] Hooverspeed Racing Mazda Miata 572
4. 15 Simon Pagenaud
[also Scott Nicol, Sam Poznanovich, Brian Shanfeld,
Max Kiert, Jeremy Croiset, Lee Niffenegger, Dan Edmunds & Mark Gilles]
Honda Team Research-West Honda Fit 570 "B-Spec" winner
16. 93 Sage Marie,
[also Simon Pagenaud, Lee Niffenegger & Larry Webster]
Honda Performance Development Honda CR-Z 278 DNF-transmission
Fastest race lap


A valiant, come-from-behind effort from Honda Performance Development (HPD) came up just short at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill, as HPD's hybrid Honda CR-Z racer recovered from a near 10-lap deficit to finish second in the Endurance 3 class in the 2010 edition of the National Auto Sport Association's (NASA) season-ending event.

Driving the #19 CR-Z for the final three hours, Lawson Aschenbach moved onto the lead lap during the final hour, and closed to within 1 minute, 10 seconds of the winning Mazda Miata at the checkers, the closest finish among the half-dozen classes competing in this year's 25 Hours. The two E3 competitors finished 8th and 9th overall in the 72-car field, ahead of many faster-category entries.

It was a weekend of firsts for Honda Racing and HPD, marking the first time the racing arm of American Honda has fielded its own race team; the first appearance of racing cars completely developed and adapted in-house at HPD; and the first appearance of North American racing cars developed from existing production-model gas-electric hybrids: the Honda CR-Z.



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