The Oreca LMP2-based competitor was extensively driven around the former French Grand Prix circuit on July 16 and 17, after a first shakedown at Le Castellet earlier in the week. Honda said it was "pleased" with the runs.

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After shaking down the replacement for the title-winning ARX-05 on Friday at Paul Ricard, both Honda Performance engineer/driver Matt McMurry and Wayne Taylor Racing driver Ricky Taylor were asked back to test the vehicle.

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The front end of the automobile was cleverly hidden from view in a teaser movie that was published over the weekend, so Acura's photographs represent the first time it has been revealed to the public.

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In IMSA's new-for-2023 GTP class, the hybrid-powered ARX-06 will fight against new LMDh vehicles from manufacturers like as Cadillac, Porsche, and BMW. 

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 It will also be allowed to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship's Hypercar class against LMH vehicles from the same series.

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Meyer Shank Racing and WTR, who are now first and second in the DPi standings with just the Road America and Petit Le Mans races remaining, will once again lead Acura's IMSA assault.

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Although it is still early, HPD President and Technical Director David Salters remarked, "We would have to say we're quite delighted with the results of both the initial shake-down runs last week at Paul Ricard; followed by two days this weekend, which extended into the night both on Saturday and Sunday."

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Everyone on our team—including members from Oreca, HPD, the Wayne Taylor and Meyer Shank organizations—worked incredibly well together to plan and carry out these early runs. The really difficult work now starts.

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