The H22 debuted in the U.S. in 1993 as the H22A1 for use in the Honda Prelude VTEC.
Since then, versions of the H22 would become the Prelude's signature
high-performance engine worldwide until the end of Prelude production
in 2001. Variations were also used in a few Accords
in Japan and Europe. In 1994, Honda of Europe used the H22A cylinder
head and the H22A engine block as Formula 3 engine which was destroke
H22A engine from 2.2 liters to 2.0 liters(F3-2000cc)to compete in the
European F3 series then it was used by Mugen Motorsports as F20B from
1997-2001. In 1995-1997,Honda of Europe used the same H22A based F3
engine in the British Touring Car Championship(BTCC)Honda Accord.
Also,in 1996-1997 Honda of Japan used the same H22A based F3 engine in
the Japan Touring Car Championship(JTCC)Honda Accord and won the JTCC
for both years. Honda of Europe hired Neil Brown Engineering of England
to convert the H22A engine to F3 engine which would be later used in
BTCC and JTCC. (www.nbe.co.uk/super_touring.html)