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Dario Franchitti drives 1962 Honda RA 272

Posted Mar 2nd 2012 4:14PM

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Many of our readers likely weren't even born when the Honda RA 272 won the 1965 Mexican Grand Prix at the hands of American racer, Richie Ginther. The success went on to become the inspiration for the Pete Aron / Yamura storyline in the classic movie Grand Prix. We're comfortable in betting that most of you have seen that one.

Honda obviously has a rich racing history, of which the company is rightfully proud. Recently, they invited Indycar veteran Dario Franchitti to Motegi to drive the RA 272 as part of a feature for print mag Road & Track. Fortunately for the rest of us, they were able to grab some video of the Scott in action with the incredible machine.

Check out the video after the jump and head over to R & T to read Dario's account, along with some stunning images from John Lamm.




Source: R & T via Youtube

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