Honda joins 24H Spa entry list
Total 24 Hours of Spa will see this year 12 different manufacturers, following the addition of a NSX GT3 car to an already packed grid.
The Honda marque will return to the Belgian venue for the 70th edition of the endurance classic race, joining fellow Japanese entrants Lexus and Nissan among a dozen globally significant brands. Indeed, this will match the record number of GT3 manufacturers present, which was first set in 2012.
Fittingly, it comes not only at the 70th running of the 24 Hours but on the 25th anniversary of the most recent participation by an NSX at the event. In 1993 a Honda took the pole position thanks to its sole representative, a Seikel Motorsport-run NSX enterted by Honda Belgium, with Bertrand Gachot, Armin Hahne and Kazuo Shimizu at the wheel.
Although untested in the Blancpain GT Series, the NSX GT3 has already proven its pedigree in the United States. Competing under the Acura banner, the car has been a race-winner in the Pirelli World Challenge and took runner-up in class at this year’s 24 Hours of Daytona.
JAS Motorsport, who are responsible for car assembly and sales in Europe, will provide technical assistance at Spa as part of their collaborative global programme.
As was the case in 1993, Honda will once again be represented by a single entry this year, with drivers set to be announced at a later date.