Ricky Taylor

Acura Wins IMSA Rolex 24 at Daytona

Monday, February 1, 2021 - 4:14pm

Today's overall win at the Rolex 24 comes almost exactly 30 years after Acura scored its first major endurance racing victory, the Camel Lights class win at Daytona, February 2-3, 1991.

Key Points: 
  • Today's overall win at the Rolex 24 comes almost exactly 30 years after Acura scored its first major endurance racing victory, the Camel Lights class win at Daytona, February 2-3, 1991.
  • Acura first entered IMSA competition in 1991, shortly after the company's founding in 1986, and the 1991 Daytona race was the first major event for the company.
  • Filipe Albuquerque (#10 Konica Minolta Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-05) Rolex 24 at Daytona winner: "I think it was a hell of a show.
  • David Salters (President, Honda Performance Development) on this weekend's Acura victory at the season-opening Rolex 24: "It's an historic day for Acura, and thanks to IMSA for putting on a stunning event.

Acura Sweeps IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Titles

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 1:41am

SEBRING, Fla., Nov. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Acura was the big winner in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as the 2020 season came to a close Saturday night at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, winning all six major titles in the headline Daytona Prototype International and production-based GT Daytona classes.

Key Points: 
  • SEBRING, Fla., Nov. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Acura was the big winner in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as the 2020 season came to a close Saturday night at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, winning all six major titles in the headline Daytona Prototype International and production-based GT Daytona classes.
  • Today's race concluded the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
  • Ricky Taylor (#7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05) 2020 IMSA DPi Champion with four wins in nine races: "To me [co-driver Helio Castroneves] is Team Penske.
  • Mario Farnbacher (#86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo) 2020 IMSA GTD Champion with two wins and three podiums, successfully defends 2019 drivers' title: "This championship means everything.

Acura Sweeps Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta

Sunday, September 6, 2020 - 6:41pm

BRASELTON, Ga., Sept. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Acura swept the six-hour TireRack.com Grand Prix at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta today, as Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor piloted their Acura ARX-05 prototype to the overall honors, while the trio of Mario Farnbacher, Matt McMurry and Shinya Michimi took their Acura NSX GT3 Evo to the win in the GTD class.

Key Points: 
  • BRASELTON, Ga., Sept. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Acura swept the six-hour TireRack.com Grand Prix at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta today, as Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor piloted their Acura ARX-05 prototype to the overall honors, while the trio of Mario Farnbacher, Matt McMurry and Shinya Michimi took their Acura NSX GT3 Evo to the win in the GTD class.
  • The pair joined the battle for the race victory in their #7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 in the final two hours.
  • Acura Motorsports social media content and video links from this weekend's IMSA TireRack.com Grand Prix at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta are available on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/HondaRacingHPD ) and Twitter ( https://twitter.com/HondaRacing_HPD ).Produced by the CoForce Digital Media, the YouTube videos can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/HondaRacingHPDTV .
  • Circuit: Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta (2.54-mile road course) Braselton, Ga

Acura Wins Wet & Wild Road America

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:55am

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Helio Castroneves found traction with his Acura ARX-05 where others could not, as he and his Acura Team Penske co-driver Ricky Taylor prevailed in monsoon-like conditions in the final hour to win Sunday's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Road America.

Key Points: 
  • ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Helio Castroneves found traction with his Acura ARX-05 where others could not, as he and his Acura Team Penske co-driver Ricky Taylor prevailed in monsoon-like conditions in the final hour to win Sunday's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Road America.
  • Helio Castroneves (#7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05) race winner: "Before the race, and knowing the forecast, we made sure our Acura was set up well for the wet.
  • And we used the experience we gained at Daytona and other wet races we had before to learn.
  • Ricky Taylor (#7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05) race winner: "My teammate [Castroneves] is unbelievable, that was such an exciting finish.

Acura Repeats Front Row Qualifying Sweep at Road America

Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 2:41am

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --For the second year in a row, Acura Team Penske swept qualifying for Sunday's IMSA WeatherTech Championship race at Road America, with Ricky Taylor claiming the pole, and teammate Dane Cameron qualifying second.

Key Points: 
  • ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --For the second year in a row, Acura Team Penske swept qualifying for Sunday's IMSA WeatherTech Championship race at Road America, with Ricky Taylor claiming the pole, and teammate Dane Cameron qualifying second.
  • In GTD, Meyer Shank Racing's Matt McMurry posted the seventh-quickest GTD qualifying run in his Acura NSX GT3 Evo.
  • Taylor hustled his #7 Acura ARX-05 to a time of 1:49.061 around the 4.0-mile Road America circuit, with teammate and defending series champion Cameron slotting in second, three-tenths of a second behind.
  • The front-row sweep repeated Acura Team Penske's qualifying performance from last year, when Cameron claimed the pole driving the #6 ARX-05, and Helio Castroneves completed the front row in the #7 Acura.

Acura Team Penske Takes Victory on the Streets of Detroit

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 2:14am

The second win for the ARX-05 prototype also moves Acura to within a single point of the Manufacturers' Championship lead.

Key Points: 
  • The second win for the ARX-05 prototype also moves Acura to within a single point of the Manufacturers' Championship lead.
  • Acura Team Penske executed nearly perfectly, and so did Dane [Cameron] and Juan [Pablo Montoya].
  • Now we've cleaned up all the details, so hats off to everyone at Acura, at HPD and Team Penske for giving us the tools we need to win.
  • Ricky Taylor (driver, #7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05) Finished third with co-driver Helio Castroneves: "Another great day for Acura, and for Acura Team Penske.