Fresh from its official unveiling ahead of last weekend’s Catalunya MotoGP race, Honda’s RC213V-S is set for its next public appearance – at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, to be held in the UK at the end of June.
The RC213V-S will be ridden up the famous Goodwood hill climb course on all three days of the Festival from 26th to 28th June by Honda racers from across its racing categories – road racing, World Superbike and MotoGP.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed – first held in 1993 – attracts 150,000 fans of classic and modern motor racing vehicles every year. Fans get a unique opportunity for close-up views of hundreds of 2 and 4 wheeled race machines climbing the Goodwood hill, and are able to get even closer to many of the vehicles as they are displayed in the paddocks surrounding the course.
As such, it offers the perfect venue to showcase the new “MotoGP for the road” RC213V-S to thousands of motor sports enthusiasts, and to allow them the closest possible view of this ground-breaking machine. The RC213V-S will be in good company: among other Honda motorcycles to be ridden and displayed at Goodwood will be the 1984 and 1985 NSR500s with which Freddie Spencer won back-to-back World Championships.
- The RC213V-S is a road legal machine based on the RC213V with which Honda won back-to-back MotoGP championships in 2013 and 2014.
- It represents a wholly new endeavor to make it possible for a machine developed for MotoGP races to run on public roads.
- Honda will start accepting orders for the RC213V-S through a dedicated website from July 13th 2015.
- Honda has been the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959 and produced over 16 million motorcycles in 2014.
- Honda has an unequalled record of success in motorcycle racing, having won 21 Constructors Titles in the premier class (known currently as MotoGP), 63 Constructors Championships and 697 races across all categories in the premier class.
- 21 year old 2014 MotoGP champion Marc Marquez won a record 13 Grand Prix in the 2014 season.
- First held in 1993, the Festival of Speed is a celebration of classic and modern motor racing held annually in June or July at Goodwood House, West Sussex, UK.
- The event is held over 3 days. Hundreds of 2 and 4 wheeled vehicles are ridden up the 1.2 mile (1.8 kilometre) hill climb, with fans able both to view the hill climb up close and to see many of the machines on display around the Goodwood venue.
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