Friday 21 March 2014

Honda’s F1 dyno running by June

Honda expects to have its dynamometer and engine assembly facilities up and running this summer at its Formula 1 new base in Milton Keynes, UK.

Up to now it has been developing its new V6 turbocharged engine for the 2015 season at a new facility in Sakura City, Japan.

Such is the commitment of Honda that in January of this year the company moved its motor sports development base from the Automobile R&D Centre of Honda R&D Co. Ltd, based in Haga-machi, Haga-gun, in Tochigi Prefecture, to a newly situated area in its facility in Sakura City (also in Tochigi Prefecture) in a bid to strengthen its organisation in preparation for its assault on Formula 1.

In a statement Honda said: “At Honda’s European base for F1 activity in Milton Keynes, UK, installation of the dynamometer and assembly facilities will be completed in June 2014 to further reinforce the already solid set-up in preparation for racing.”             ∎

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