A 1-2 Result for Honda at the Indy 500
Dario Franchitti came from the back of the field to win a dramatic Indianapolis 500 Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He led Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon to the chequered flag in a 1-2 finish for Honda in near record heat and humidity. It is the third Indy 500 victory for Franchitti and the third for Honda in the engine manufacturer competition.
Art St Cyr, President, Honda Performance Development commented, "This is why we go racing. To be able to participate in such a competitive race is one of the most amazing things in my career with Honda. It was an exciting day - and a great day for the fans. Any of several Honda drivers would have been a deserving winner today but somehow it seemed destined that this was Dario's day."
Dario Franchitti concluded “I have to say 'thank you' to Honda. I have all of my [IndyCar] wins with them and today showed us all exactly why. They worked incredibly hard throughout the event, and never more so than in the week after qualifying. Honda showed us all today what they can accomplish."
Founded in 1993, HPD is the technical operations centre for high performance Honda racing cars and engines and operates at race circuits around the world from its headquarters in Santa Clarita, California.
In addition to its efforts in Indy car racing HPD spearheaded championship winning efforts in the 2009-10 American Le Mans Series and the 2010 Le Mans 24 hours. HPD offers a line of race engines for track applications from prototype sports cars to karting