Honda names de Ferran technical consultant
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP)
Honda Performance Development has added two-time champion Gil de Ferran as a technical consultant and adviser.
The 2003 Indianapolis 500 winner has been associated with Honda since 1996, and de Ferran won his first CART race for the manufacturer that year at Cleveland. He won six races, 16 poles and the 2000 and 2001 championships with Honda.
In qualifying for the 2000 finale at California Speedway, de Ferran set a world closed-course speed record of 241.426 mph with a Honda engine. The record still stands as the fastest ever recorded at an official race meeting.
Honda Performance Development competes in IndyCar, and both the American Le Mans Series and the FIA World Endurance Championship. HPD also offers a variety of race engines for track applications from prototype sports cars to karting.