All during the online coverage of last weekends Pikes Peak Hill Climb we asked ourselves there wasnt a bigger Honda presence. The folks at HPD seem to have heard us! From the HPD site: "Both Honda Performance Development (HPD) entries at the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hillclimb made successful runs Sunday, as the racing division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., made its first foray in the "Race to the Clouds" with both a one-off HPD Desert Pilot and a production-based B-Spec Rally Fit. The HPD Desert Pilot features a power train co-developed by the engineers at HPD and the California Race & Rally team. Driven by veteran off-road racer Gavin Skilton, the Pilot completed the 12.42-mile run up the Pikes Peak course in 15 minutes, 37 seconds to finish eighth in the "Open" class." Read the whole scoop here. With their outstanding first time runs we are sure that Honda will return with an even bigger contigent next year and we here at DCH Gardena Honda cant wait!