Honda Performance Development, Inc.

2/26/2003 6:55:01 PM

Honda Performance Development, Inc.

BACKGROUND:
Honda Performance Development (HPD), a subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., is the technical operations center for Honda's IndyCar program. HPD coordinates American Honda's participation in the IRL IndyCar Series.

ESTABLISHED:
April 1, 1993

LOCATION:
Santa Clarita, Calif. (Approximately 30 miles north of Los Angeles)

FACILITY:
HPD operates out of a 43,500 square foot building in Santa Clarita. This two-story structure houses comprehensive engine preparation, rebuilding and inspection areas, dyno/test cells, a machine shop, parts center, administrative offices, meeting rooms and engineering facilities.

EMPLOYMENT:
75

KEY PERSONNEL:
Yasuhiro Wada, President
Michihiro Asaka, Executive Vice President
Robert S. Clarke, General Manager
Yasuhide Sakamoto, Chief Engineer
Eugene Hingert, Race Team Technical Leader

2003 LINEUP

Team

Car/Driver

Chassis/ Tires

Andretti Green Racing

#7/Michael Andretti

Dallara/Firestone

#11/Tony Kanaan

Dallara/Firestone

#26/Dan Wheldon

Dallara/Firestone

#27/Dario Franchitti

Dallara/Firestone

Team Rahal

#15/Kenny Brack

Dallara/Firestone

Super Aguri Fernandez

#55/Roger Yasukawa

Dallara/Firestone