Mission accomplished: Jenson Button secures Hondas fifth and final planned lap record in Civic Type R Challenge 2018

  • Jenson Button completes Honda‘s Type R Challenge 2018 with a fifth record at Hungaroring race track
  • New front-wheel drive lap record for Hungaroring GP circuit of 2mins 10.19secs
  • New lap record cements Civic Type R’s position as quickest car in its class
  • Fifth benchmark time this year achieved in standard production car with road tyres
  • Type R Challenge has achieved its objective and broken five records at five iconic European race circuits

In the fifth and final of a planned series of lap record attempts across Europe in 2018, Honda has set a new 2min 10.19sec record for a front-wheel drive production car at the Hungaroring GP circuit in Hungary.

See our 2018 Honda Type R Australian Launch Review HERE.

The Civic Type R, driven by Formula One World Champion and current NSX Super GT driver, Jenson Button. The track holds special significance for Button, as the circuit where he won the first Grand Prix of his career with Honda in 2006.