[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][tov motorsports][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
All-New Honda Civic Type R Prototype to Make U.S. Debut At Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
More.......................
American Honda reports April 2022 sales results
More.......................
2023 Acura Integra Set for Early June Arrival, Pricing Announced
More.......................
Full color matrix for 2023 HR-V, confirms 2.0L engine
More.......................
All-new 2023 Honda HR-V Teases Interior Versatility Geared for Adventure
More.......................
Honda provides some details on their electrification road map
More.......................
The New Benchmark: All-New Honda Civic Type R Sets New Suzuka Circuit Lap Record
More.......................
All-New 2023 Honda HR-V Steps Out with Youthful, Athletic Styling
More.......................
Integra --> Re: Reviews of the New Integra - Walking A Fine Line?
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: F1 - 2022 Spanish Grand Prix
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Honda Prologue electric SUV previewed with first official photo
Join Discussion......
Videos --> Re: "Unboxing" of Russian "Orlan"
Join Discussion......
S2000 --> Re: Blown Engine
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Temple of Vtech
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: New Accord Hybrid in 2023
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: 600K-Mile Kia Sorento Driver Milks 10-Year Warranty for 9 Engines
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: I bought a 2022 Mazda Miata Club
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Honda debuts new Dealership Design language
Join Discussion......
Type R --> Re: Civic Type R Pricing
Join Discussion......
Videos --> Re: New Civic Type R Testing at the Nurburgring.
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: MB: EVs will not become cheaper and may become more costly
Join Discussion......
Integra --> Re: 2023 Acura Integra detailed specs, including curb weight
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: ZR-V is the ROW name for "north american" HR-V
Join Discussion......
Euro STC - First Test for New Accord Racer
 Date: April 28, 2004 14:53
 Submitted by:  danielgr
 Source: www.eurostc.com
 Credibility Rating: N/A


JAS Motorsport’s brand new Honda Accord 2.0i in the FIA Super 2000 technical specifications, completed its first test today, at the Italian racetrack of Adria.
“It was only a shake down. Just a few laps before sending back the car to our workshop, where we will finish working on the details and the livery before sending it to Magny-Cours for racing in the ETCC meeting,” the team’s technical director Stefano Fini explained.

JAS regular ETCC driver, Alessandro Balzan, was at the wheel. “Alessandro was very pleased. The few laps he completed today were enough to see that the Accord at the very beginning of its development is already as good as the Civic Type-R we have used so far,” said Fini.

The Honda Accord 2.0i completed this first test in Adria without any technical problems, which was a very good omen in view of its first appearance in the fifth and sixth rounds of the FIA European Touring Car Championship, this weekend on the French circuit of Nevers Magny-Cours.

 

Some thoughts:

Well, I don't think we could expect any wins for Honda in the EuroSTC. Because while JAS will be running a private Accord with a modest driver in the series, there are really good cars with full factory support and top level drivers, like the ones from BMW, Alfa Romeo, and Seat.

Of course, if they manage to do well, maybe Honda would think again about it, and if Honda enters the competition as they did with the last generation Accord, maybe they can dominate the series as before.

The only difference is that in Europe Honda had a Type R version of the last Accord, while the current one isn't really selling as a sports model. And therefore they have until now prefeared to race CTRs instead.


Last edited by Tuan on April 29, 2004 12:58

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
  OH MAMA THAT IS ONE PHAT LOOKIN CAR
dodole 0
  Looks Great!!!!!! N/M
Raven_2.0 0
2023 Acura Integra PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2022 Acura MDX Specs and Features
Read Article....................
2022 Honda Civic Design Story, a video by Honda
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX Advance
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX A-Spec
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX - Details and Cutaways
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2021 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy
29