Synchro Motorsport is the voluntary race team based out of Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd. The team is comprised of associates that dedicate their evenings and weekends to develop and race the products created at the Swindon-based plant.
The team was founded in 1992, the same year that the Wiltshire-based site began manufacturing the fifth generation Honda Accord. During its development, the Accord was given the code name Synchro; this was then adopted as the motorsport team’s name.
Synchro Motorsport currently compete in Britcar's Dunlop Endurance Championship and the Creventic 24H series. In both championships, the team enters a bespoke all-new Honda Civic Type R that is comprised of 85% standard road-going parts. By competing in some of the most testing endurance championships in Europe, the team are able to demonstrate the Type R’s performance and reliability.
Honda competes in all levels of motorsport around the world. From the elite championships of Formula1 and MotoGP, all the way down to factory racing outfits. Honda’s founding father, Soichiro Honda, stated “without racing, there is no Honda” and this mantra is evidenced by Honda being one of very few manufacturers to still promote and support factory race teams.
It was Mr Honda’s belief that by racing you are able to develop more than just cars and motorcycles. You are able to develop people. For Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd, Synchro Motorsport provides associates with the opportunity to develop skills outside of their normal job role. The associate is then able to take these skills back in to the business and bring greater value to the company.
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