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Castrol Honda Racing will be taking the Honda NSX GT3 to the 24 Hours of Spa Francorchamps in July, but whatever happens in Belgium, the team has already won the livery contest. Right?

The NSX GT3, which is based on Honda’s reborn supercar and utilises the same 3.5 litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine, is a race winner in the North American-based IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship and Pirelli World Challenge. The car currently competes in high-level series on three continents as part of Honda’s NSX GT3 customer racing programme.

The centrepiece of the Blancpain GT Series, held on July 26-29, marks the return of the NSX name to the Spa 24 Hours a quarter of a century after Armin Hahne, Bertrand Gachot and Kazuo Shimizu started the 1993 race from pole position in a Honda Belgium-entered car also supported by Castrol.

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The NSX has achieved significant success in motor racing since its launch in 1990, including GT victory at the 1995 Le Mans 24 Hours and six titles in Japan’s ultra-competitive Super GT series. JAS Motorsport, who are responsible for car assembly and sales in Europe, will provide technical assistance at Spa as part of the collaborative global programme. The drivers will be announced at a later date.

“The partnership between Castrol and Honda is one of the most iconic in motor racing and dates back to the 1960s. Since then the iconic Castrol Honda livery has been the backdrop to a huge number of world championship success and international race wins on two wheels and four, and we’re proud to see it on the NSX GT3,” said Castrol sponsorship manager Donald Smith.

“Castrol supported the pole-winning NSX campaign at the Spa 24 Hours in 1993 and we are extremely excited to have the opportunity to continue the relationship in this year’s event, which promises to be the most closely-contested race in a generation,” he added.

GALLERY: The road-legal Honda NSX