Honda Performance Development, Inc. Shines Bright at the 2019 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach

(Long Beach, CA) Officially, Honda Performance Development, Inc. is a subsidiary of, American Honda Motor Company, Inc.  Out of its Santa Clarita, California U.S.A., headquarters Honda Performance Development, Inc. (H.P.D.) oversees all of the facets of the Honda motorsports program.  The latter, involves designing and developing race engines and chassis that, are destined for auto racing.  The auto racing destinies include the Indy Car Series, American Le Mans Series, Le Mans Series, FIA World Endurance Championship and Super GT.  Recently, H.P.D. revealed that, it shined very bright at the 2019 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.  The reference of shining bright, is due to the fact that, 7 Honda race cars placed in the top 10.  Additionally, 7 more Honda race cars finished in the spots 11 to 23.  This racing event, was officially held from April 12th to the 14th, 2019. 

          From April 12th to the 14th, 2019 the 2019 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, was highlighted by Sunday’s thrilling 85 lap race.  The winner of Sunday’s race is, Alexander Rossi.  Additionally; he drove a Honda race car, as a member of the team, Andretti Autosport.  Furthermore and currently; Alexander Rossi is in 2nd place in the points standings, of the Drivers’ Championship of the NTT Indy Car Series.  In total there are 17 racing events, and, four have been completed.  The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is made up of a temporary street circuit.  This street circuit, officially, is 1.968 miles.  Therefore, 85 laps are necessary, in order, to complete a race. 

          As previously said; the winner of the 2019 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is, Alexander Rossi.  Mr. Rossi averaged a speed of 98.794 miles per hour in a Honda race car.  Incidentally, he was also the 2018 winner.  For the 2018 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, Mr. Rossi averaged a speed of 88.622 miles per hour.  For the 2019 racing event, Alexander Rossi started from the pole, in first place.  For 80 of the 85 laps, he stayed in first place.  As a result of the 2019 victory, he becomes the second Indy Car Series driver to win, back to back, Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach racing events.  The first driver was Alessandro Zanardi, and, for the years 1997 and 1998.  Alexander Rossi from Andretti Autosport, did release a press statement.  Through a press statement, Mr. Rossi said the following.  We knew it was going to be a hard-fought battle, but the team gave me such a great, great car and it’s the 200th win for Andretti Autosport, so what better way than to do it in that [dominating] kind of fashion, here at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, here in California.  It’s an amazing day.  This is a special one.  I just found out that my grandfather died yesterday, so I want to dedicate this [victory] to him, and to Michael Andretti for his 200th win.” 

          The second most notable driver at the 2019 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, who drove a Honda race car, was Scott Dixon.  Mr. Dixon finished the race in third place.  Scott Dixon from Chip Ganassi Racing, did release a press statement.  Through a press statement, Mr. Dixon said the following.  It was unfortunate.  Graham [Rahal] overshot Turn 8 and then quickly tried to turn in reaction.  The rules don’t allow you to come back across or defend if somebody’s already there, and that’s what happened.  We made contact coming out of [Turn 8], I hit his rear tire and lost momentum as a result.  I think, had he not reacted there, I would’ve gotten him anyway.  But that’s racing.  It’s hard racing.  We were strong the last stint.  Congratulations to [Alexander] Rossi, that was a fantastic drive.” 

          To end, Honda Performance Development, Inc. did release a press statement.  Steve Eriksen is the Vice President and the C.O.O. of Honda Performance Development, Inc.  Through a press statement, Mr. Eriksen said the following.  What a great way to kick off the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, with a dominating performance from Alexander [Rossi] and Andretti Autosport in front of so many Honda and Acura fans.  Four of the top five drivers were in Hondas, representing three different teams, and we’re very pleased to have powered Andretti Autosport to their 200th race win.  With great drives today from Rossi, [Scott] Dixon and [Graham] Rahal, I believe this sets us up for a great Month of May in Indianapolis, so we’re really looking forward to both the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and, of course, the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500.”  As previously stated, H.P.D. recently revealed that, it shined very bright at the 2019 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.  The reference of shinning bright, is due to the fact that, 7 Honda race cars placed in the top 10.  Additionally, 7 more Honda race cars finished in the spots 11 to 23.  Lastly, this racing event, was officially held from April 12th to the 14th, 2019.

 

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R-Berumen28

04/17/2019

 

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