This is the first time a standard production car has scored points in the MSA British Hillclimb Championship’s 69 year history.
David Finlay drove the Type R, sponsored by Primo Insurance and Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes, coming in 9th overall and making history by picking up the five points.
Driver David Finlay commented: “I knew the car would be quick, but I had no idea just how quick. If I had left Craigantlet after setting a time in the 57s I would have been happy, so to have got into the 54s was a big surprise. The record run wasn’t perfect by any means – there is definitely more time to come.
“I have driven many standard cars in hillclimbs, and so far the Civic is the one that has felt closest to being designed for the purpose. Honda’s claim that it is a ‘race car for the road’ may seem like an optimistic piece of marketing, but after this weekend I can confirm that that’s exactly what it is.”
The Type R is built in the UK and powered by the 2 litre turbo charged VTECH producing 310PS at 6,500rpm and judging by this result has the handling and braking to match.
Honda’s Website for the Type R: http://www.kingofthehell.com/
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