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Honda's 600th Grand Prix win

Honda's 600th Grand Prix win

Honda's 600th Grand Prix win

Dani Pedrosa and Thomas Lüthi wrote an important chapter in Honda's history by taking the 250cc and 125cc titles respectively in 2005, but also by winning at Phillip Island, in Australia, allowing the Japanese factory to reach the 600 victories mark.

Since their first win, achieved by Tom Phillis on the RC143 125cc in Montjuïc back in 1961, Honda have become the most successful manufacturer in the World Championship. They have numerous wins in all classes, including 196 wins in the blue riband class, with legendary riders such as Jim Redman, Mike Hailwood, Freddie Spencer, Mick Doohan and Valentino Rossi all contributing to their incredible tally. now offers you a video retracing Honda's journey to this unprecedented milestone with footage from an early 60's edition of the Isle of Man TT in which Phillis, Luigi Taveri, Mike Hailwood and others kicked off the Japanese manufacturer's success story. Additionally there are also images of a young Alex Crivillé taking Honda's 300th win in 1992 as well as Valentino Rossi celebrating the 500th win at Suzuka with the last incarnation of the famous NSR500 in 2001.

1st GP win - Tom Phillis, 125cc RC143 – Spain, Montjuich – 1961
100th - Luigi Taveri, 50cc RC116 - Dutch TT, Assen - 1966
200th - Jim Filice, 250cc NSR250 – USA, Laguna Seca - 1988
300th - Alex Criville, 500cc NSR500 - Dutch TT, Assen - 1992
400th - Haruchika Aoki, 125cc RS125R – Brazil, Jacarepagua - 1996
500th - Valentino Rossi, 500cc NSR500 – Japan, Suzuka - 2001
600th - Daniel Pedrosa, 250cc RS250RW – Australia, Phillip Island - 2005

MotoGP, 2005

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