Honda will take part in the Formula One World Championship as a motor supplier for the Toro Rosso Honda team, which will be represented on the track by two of its pilots - Pierre Gasly and Brandon Hartley.
As in the past year, Honda will compete with five teams with their race cars of GT500 class. The model NSX-GT, introduced in 2017, will help Honda compete for the championship title. Moreover, Jenson Button, who made a great debut last year, will be the first champion of Formula 1, which throughout the season will participate in the competitions SUPER GT.
In the Japanese SUPER FORMULA (SF) championship, Honda will claim two titles - the best team and the best pilot. The chances for a victory are increased by adding new pilots - Shinji Matsushita, significantly improved his skills in the FIA Formula-2 championship (the main preparatory site for the races of Formula 1), and Nirey Fukuzumi, who first took part in the GP3 in 2016.
In the North American series IndyCar, the Honda Performance Development Corporation, an auxiliary company of Honda Motor Co., plans to act as a supplier of HI18TT - 2.2-liter twin-supercharged engines - for 12 cars of five participating teams. Takuma Sato in his ninth season will return to the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team and will participate in the Indy500 championship for the second consecutive year.
The racing car NSX-GT3, built on the NSX series model, which was announced last year, will participate in a number of GT championships and endurance races around the world, including in North America, Europe, and Japan. Besides, Civic TCR will compete for the championship title in the FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR), as well as in other international series. Honda will work hard with all of its teams in the competition to ensure that they have the high competitiveness and decent results at the finish.