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Honda

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Nationality
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Japanese
Established 1946
Founders Soichiro Honda
Takeo Fujisawa
Headquarters Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Current drivers
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Kris Simton
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Emile Taylor
Previous drivers
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Johannes Meles
British Touring Car Championship Career
First entry 1995
Races entered 30
Teams championships 0
Drivers championships 0
Race victories 4
Podiums 16
Points 490
Pole positions 1
Fastest laps 2
Last entry 1995 British Touring Car Championship Round 10

Honda is currently involved in British Touring Car Championship as a constructor, under the name of Honda Team MSD. They have been associated with BTCC since 1995.

History[]

1995[]

1995 would see Honda enter the BTCC for the first time as a works entry. They signed German ace Johannes Meles and Mazda refugee Emile Taylor. Meles would give the new Accord success with 4 wins throughout the season. These performances would see Honda finish 2nd in the Teams Championship on their debut. This would translate to 3rd in the drivers championship for Meles and 12th for Taylor. However, for 1996 national pride would sway Meles away from Honda and would sign for debutants Audi.

1996[]

After a promising debut in 1995, Honda would retain Taylor for 1996. And would also sign reigning Independent's champion Kris Simton who had been impressed with the cars performance.

Motorsport career results[]

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[]

(Key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Name Car Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Points Position
1995 Honda Team MSD Honda Accord
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Johannes Meles
2 5 5 12 2 9 5 1 5 4 1 7 4 3 3 1 6 6 3 5 1 2 3 5 3 3 3 3 3 5 490 2nd
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Emile Taylor
RET 9 DNS 10 10 11 8 13 RET 10 12 11 11 11 9 9 RET 7 11 8 7
1996 Honda Team MSD Honda Accord
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Kris Simton
0 0th*
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Emile Taylor
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