Honda withdraws from the Mine rounds

Honda announced yesterday (July 9, Tue.) that the JTCC point-leading manufacturer will pull out of the latest rounds scheduled this weekend in Mine. The shock announcement came from the fact that the Japan Automobile Federation had inspected...

Honda announced yesterday (July 9, Tue.) that the JTCC point-leading manufacturer will pull out of the latest rounds scheduled this weekend in Mine.

The shock announcement came from the fact that the Japan Automobile Federation had inspected the Accord's suspension structure following the appeal lodged after the opening rounds by a rival Toyota team, and told Honda just recently it's no-go for the remainder of the season.

Honda also said they're hard at work for the new car with a revised suspension to be ready ASAP.

But it seems like the Honda withdrawal, although it may be temporary, is the beginning of a possible demise of the JTCC.

Nissan is rumored to have the similar thing in the Primera. You can imagine they're kicking their own butt right now.

The series participants, and the carmakers alike, think they're enjoying far less success in Super Touring than in Group A, with an excessive amount of expense.

Stay tuned for the next episode....

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