Honda President and CEO, Takeo Fukui, pays tribute to British Formula 4-Stroke champions.

At a special VIP event held recently at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Honda President and CEO, Takeo Fukui, paid tribute to all of Honda’s 2006 racing champions.

In front of an audience of more than a thousand international employees and VIP guests, Mr. Fukui congratulated Honda Formula 4-Stroke 150hp Series champions Nick Clemson and Paul Trow-Smith, and 225hp champions Jack Glendinning and Simon Bucknall on their achievements this season. The two crews take their place among a long and distinguished history of champions who have raced on two wheels, four wheels and now water for the Honda Racing dynasty.

Legendary motor sport commentator, Murray Walker, interviewed the Claygate Bathrooms and Stopbox Lighting teams before being joined on stage by Honda’s other 2006 victorious riders and drivers, including British F1 sensation Jenson Button, Moto GP world champion Nicky Hayden, British Superbike champion Ryuchi Kiyonari, Isle of Man TT champion John McGuinness, World Supersport champion Sebastien Charpentier, World Trails champion Dougie Lampkin and World Superbike race winner James Toseland.

Trow-Smith, navigator for the Claygate Bathrooms team commented: “It’s been a fantastic evening and we are honoured to be held in the same regard by Honda as Jenson Button and all the other great champions that have appeared here tonight. Honda’s employees really get behind their racing teams and it’s great that the whole company has embraced the Formula 4-Stroke Powerboat Series.”

The Honda Formula 4-Stroke Series annual awards dinner will be taking place on Friday 12 January at London’s Savoy hotel.