Nürburgring plays host to exclusive event for Civic Type R fans

          Honda fans invited to Nürburgring to celebrate release of all-new Civic Type R

          First time an FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) race will be held at famed circuit

          Opportunity to get hands on with the all new Civic Type R, visit pit lane, meet the drivers, and a chance to take their own car on the circuit.

To celebrate the launch of the all-new Honda Civic Type R at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Civic Type R fans and owners are invited to attend an unmissable race weekend at Germany’s famous Nürburgring – a circuit at which the new Type R recently set the lap record for a front-wheel drive hot hatch.

Honda is offering Type R owners and fans the opportunity to attend the historic ADAC Zurich 24-hour sports car race from 15-17 May, which will feature for the first time ever a round of the FIA WTCC, as part of a jam packed weekend of around-the-clock racing,

Held on the punishing 25 kilometre long combined Nordschleife and Grand Prix circuit, fans will cheer on Team Castrol Honda drivers Gabriele Tarquini and Tiago Monteiro as they vie for victory on one of racing’s most hallowed stretches of racetrack.

This one-of-a-kind event will allow Type R fans the opportunity to purchase a three-day package for €175 per person, which includes a VIP entrance ticket to the race with paddock access, camping accommodation in a souvenir tent, all food and drink throughout the weekend, a hands-on encounter with the new Civic Type R, a tour of the garage, and chance to meet the drivers at a special Q&A session. A lucky few will also be able to follow in their heroes racing line by taking their Civic on a lap around the circuit before the 24 hour race gets under way.

For more information, or to purchase a three-day package, log onto www.typeR-nurburgring.honda-experience.com. Registration is now open.

The all-new Civic Type R, dubbed the ‘race car for the road’, was unveiled earlier this month at the Geneva Motor Show in front of a crowd that included McLaren-Honda F1 driver Jenson Button, and WTCC driver Tarquini. To relive the evening, visit http://www.redline.global/itstime.

To relive the Civic Type R’s class leading lap record around the Nürburgring, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact PR Manager Simon Branney at [email protected] or +44 (0) 1344 888644.

For more information about the ADAC Zurich 24 Hour race, visit http://www.nuerburgring.de/en/events-tickets/automobile/adac-zurich-24-hour-race.html.

For more information about the WTCC and their presence at the Nürburgring, visit http://www.nuerburgring.de/en/news/artikel/fia-wtcc-ab-2015-auf-der-nuerburgring-nordschleife.html.