MAY 12th 2015

Honda To Bring TT Record Breakers And Senna's World Championship Winner To FoS

Two Isle of Man TT record breakers and Ayrton Senna’s world championship winning McLaren-Honda MP4/4 will wow the crowds at this year’s Festival of Speed.

John McGuinness, the first rider to break both the 130 and 131mph average speed marks around the famous Mountain Course, and the holder of the electric-powered record, will be joined by fastest woman in TT history Jenny Tinmouth, as part of a stunning display from Honda.

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The firm’s brand-new Civic Type R will also make its FoS debut, as part of the First Look section of the hillclimb. A lucky few fans will also get to experience a passenger ride during the Moving Motor Show.

As well as the Civic Type R, Honda’s new Jazz, HR-V, Civic Sport, CR-V, and NSX will all be on display at the Honda stand, while visitors can sample the Civic Sport and CR-V at the MMS.

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As 2015 marks 50-years since they first won a Grand Prix, Honda’s historic RA272, which took Richie Ginther to victory at the Mexico Grand Prix in 1965, will also take to the hill, as will Senna’s McLaren-Honda MP4/4.

30-years on from Freddie Spencer’s legendary, double championship-winning season, in which he was crowned both 250 and 500cc Grand Prix winner, Honda will mark the anniversary by uniting Freddie with some of today’s motorcycling record-breakers at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. 

Spencer, the only racer to win both GP classes in the same year, will take to the hill on his 1985 NSR 500 – widely regarded as the most successful GP bike in its class.  Alongside Freddie, for the first time at Goodwood since 2006, will be two-time MotoGP champion, Casey Stoner, on an RC213V MotoGP bike

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