The same exact Honda Fit hatchback can you view at Piedmont Honda in Anderson, SC has been taking first place at numerous rally competitions in Australia. The Honda Fit is referred to as the Jazz in countries outside of the United States. Honda's rally teammates Eli Evans and Glen Weston, as well as Claire Ryan and Mark Pedder came in first place at the Rally Calder event. The four team members endured tough weather and road conditions.
Regardless of the dreadful weather conditions, Honda's Jazz cars assisted this team in their victorious race.
At one point, Pedder and Ryan suffered transmission problems, "We were just coming through a fairly tight second gear corner and heard a big bang. Initially I thought it was a drive shaft, then we lost a bit of drive and then it locked in third, so we puddled our way through the stage."1
"Our strategy was to keep the Jazz on the road. It sounds easy but it really wasn't," added Eli Evans. "Your braking markers were different every time and I just wanted to make sure I was pushing the brake pedal early to see what kind of grip we had so I could slow the car down and get through and on to the next corner without going wide or cutting in too much."2