Suzuka Circuit

motorsport race track

Suzuka International Racin Course (鈴鹿サーキット, Suzuka Sākitto?), Suzuka Circuit for short, is a motorsport race track located in Ino, Suzuka, Mie Prefectur, Japan an operate bi Mobilityland Corporation, a subsidiar o Honda Motor Co., Ltd..

Suzuka International Racing Course
Suzuka circuit map--2005.svg
LocationSuzuka, Mie Prefectur, Japan
Time zoneGMT +9
Coordinates34°50′35″N 136°32′26″E / 34.84306°N 136.54056°E / 34.84306; 136.54056Coordinates: 34°50′35″N 136°32′26″E / 34.84306°N 136.54056°E / 34.84306; 136.54056
Capacity155,000
FIA Grade1
AwnerHonda Motor Co., Ltd.
OperatorMobilityland Corporation
Appened1962
AirchitectJohn Hugenholtz[1][2][3][4]
Major eventsFormula Ane
Japanese Grand Prix
Suzuka 8 Hours
Suzuka 10 Hours
WTCR
Super GT
Super Formula
MJF Superbike
D1 Grand Prix
Super Taikyu
Grand Prix circuit (2003–)
Lenth5.807 km (3.609 mi)
Turns18
Lap record1:30.983 (Unitit Kinrick Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 2019)
Motorcycle Grand Prix circuit (2004–)
Lenth5.821 km (3.617 mi)
Turns17
Lap record2:07.110[5] (Japan Kousuke Akiyoshi, F.C.C. TSR Honda CBR1000RR, 2009)
East circuit
Lenth2.243 km (1.394 mi)
Turns7
Lap record0:53.885 (Switzerland Alain Menu, Chevrolet, 2012)
Wast circuit
Lenth3.466 km (2.154 mi)
Turns9
Oreeginal circuit (1962–1982) (athoot feenal chicane)
Lenth6.004 km (3.728 mi)
Turns17
Lap record1:54.247 (Japan Aguri Suzuki, Ralt Formula 3 car, 1982)
Wabsteidwww.suzukacircuit.com

IntroductionEedit

Designed as a Honda test track in 1962 bi John Hugenholtz, Suzuka is ane o few circuits in the warld to hae a figure 8 layoot. Due tae the obvious danger it woud present, the track disna actually intersect wi itsel; insteid, the back straucht passes ower the front section bi means o an overpass.

The circuit can be uised in three configurations; the fou circuit, the "Suzuka East" an "Suzuka Wast" configuration. The "East" portion o the course consists o the pit straucht tae the first hauf o the Dunlop curve (turn 7), before leadin back to the pit straight via a ticht right-hander. The "Wast" course is made up o the ither pairt o the fou circuit, wi the pitlane located at the straucht afore the 130R corner. Baith the "Suzuka East" an "Suzuka Wast" configurations dinna include the Casio Triangle chicane.

ReferencesEedit

  1. "日本GPプレビュー (2006 Japanese Grand Prix preview)". Honda. Motor Co., Ltd. (in Japanese). Honda. Motor Co., Ltd. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
  2. "マイ・ワンダフルサーキット 第28回 (My Wonderful Circuit 28)". Hiroaki Iemura (in Japanese). Honda. Motor Co., Ltd. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
  3. "マイ・ワンダフルサーキットII 第5回 (My Wonderful Circuit II 5)". Hiroaki Iemura (in Japanese). Stinger. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
  4. "マイ・ワンダフルサーキットII 第6回 (My Wonderful Circuit II 6)". Hiroaki Iemura (in Japanese). Stinger. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
  5. "2009 All-Japan Road Race Championship, Round 2". motoracing-japan.com. Moto Racing Japan. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2009-05-02. Retrieved 2010-10-12.