Honda City (Hatchback) One Make Race Round 1 and 2 in Thailand done and dusted, here are some photos

Jerrica · Dec 10, 2021 04:09 PM

Honda City (Hatchback) One Make Race Round 1 and 2 in Thailand done and dusted, here are some photos 01

Even though we only just made the acquaintance of the all-new 2022 Honda City Hatchback, our neighbours in Thailand have already modified the model to take part in the Honda City One Make Race since October. Here’s a photo gallery of all the fun that the Honda City Hatchback has been up to on the racetrack.

Honda City (Hatchback) One Make Race Round 1 and 2 in Thailand done and dusted, here are some photos 02

Honda City (Hatchback) One Make Race Round 1 and 2 in Thailand done and dusted, here are some photos 03

Honda City (Hatchback) One Make Race Round 1 and 2 in Thailand done and dusted, here are some photos 01

The Honda City One Make Race is organised by Grand Prix International, the same people that bring us the annual Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS).

Also read: Wanna race in this Honda City Hatchback? It’ll cost you RM 145k!

They first displayed a track-focused City Hatchback at the 2021 BIMS. The car is a heavily modified version of the road-going City Hatchback RS carrying THB 422,999 (~RM 52,942) worth of equipment and performance upgrades.

Honda City (Hatchback) One Make Race Round 1 and 2 in Thailand done and dusted, here are some photos 02

Honda City (Hatchback) One Make Race Round 1 and 2 in Thailand done and dusted, here are some photos 03

Honda City (Hatchback) One Make Race Round 1 and 2 in Thailand done and dusted, here are some photos 04

Since the City Hatchback RS costs THB 749,900 (~RM 94,000), the track-focused car plus all the modifications add up to THB 1,091,999 (~RM 137,000).

Also read: Launched in Malaysia, 2022 Honda City Hatchback fights Yaris, est. price from RM 76k

The track-focused car features a full roll cage, Sparco steering wheel and lightweight bucket racing seats, a custom aero body kit, Tein racing dampers, Enkei rims, and Yokohama tyres.

Honda City (Hatchback) One Make Race Round 1 and 2 in Thailand done and dusted, here are some photos 05

Honda City (Hatchback) One Make Race Round 1 and 2 in Thailand done and dusted, here are some photos 06

Honda City (Hatchback) One Make Race Round 1 and 2 in Thailand done and dusted, here are some photos 07

Power comes from a remapped 1.0-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder engine that produces up to 122 PS and 173 Nm.

Scheduled to run for six races held at three of Thailand’s most famous race tracks, the series has already kicked off its maiden race and second race at the Bira International Circuit in October.

Honda City (Hatchback) One Make Race Round 1 and 2 in Thailand done and dusted, here are some photos 08

Honda City (Hatchback) One Make Race Round 1 and 2 in Thailand done and dusted, here are some photos 09

Honda City (Hatchback) One Make Race Round 1 and 2 in Thailand done and dusted, here are some photos 10

Unfortunately, due to some management issues with the Prachuap Street Circuit, the next two rounds were postponed from November to January 2022.

Meanwhile, PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) in Indonesia has stated its interest to bring the Honda City One Make Race to the archipelago next year.

Honda City (Hatchback) One Make Race Round 1 and 2 in Thailand done and dusted, here are some photos 11

Honda City (Hatchback) One Make Race Round 1 and 2 in Thailand done and dusted, here are some photos 12

Honda City (Hatchback) One Make Race Round 1 and 2 in Thailand done and dusted, here are some photos 13

Honda City (Hatchback) One Make Race Round 1 and 2 in Thailand done and dusted, here are some photos 14

Now that the Honda Jazz has been phased out and the Honda Jazz Speed Challenge (a Honda Jazz One Make Race that has been running in Indonesia for 15 years) can no longer go on, HPM is determined to keep the competitive spirit going with the Honda City Hatchback instead.

Also read: Review: 2022 Honda City Hatchback 1.5 V in Malaysia – The more traditional, non-hybrid Yaris competitor

 

Jerrica

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There isn’t a time in memory that doesn’t involve staring at cars. After discovering the excitement of watching Schumacher vs Hakkinen, Formula 1 became a major part of life. The love for cars and F1 ultimately led to a job with CAR Magazine. The untimely death of the magazine meant a hiatus from cars at lifestyle women’s magazine Marie Claire before another opportunity came knocking again.

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