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Suzuka International Racing Course

Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka Circuit for short, is a motorsport race track located in Ino, Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, Japan and operated by Mobilityland Corporation, a subsidiary of Honda Motor Co.

One of the world’s truly great race tracks, Suzuka has been the home of the Japanese Grand Prix since the 1980s and its flowing layout regularly puts the circuit at or neat the top of the list of most Formula One drivers’ favorites.

Suzuka opened in 1962 and served primarily as a test track for Honda and as the site of sports car racing. In addition to its signature cross over layout, Suzuka features a number of notable challenges including a testing series of esses, the multi-plex Spoon Curve and dauntingly fast 130R corner. The race track also serves as the foundation for a major sports and entertainment facility including an amusement park whos giant Ferris Wheel is prominent in photographs and television images of the circuit.

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The Grand Prix Course (pictured left) is a 3.609 mile (5.808 km) course featuring 17 turns. The Moto Course (pictured middle left) measures slightly longer at 3.617 miles (5.821 km) also with 17 turns. The East Course (pictured middle) is a 9 turn, 1.394 mile (2.243 km) course. The West Course (pictured middle right) and West Chicane Course (pictured right) measure at 2.54 miles (3.467 km) with 10 turns.



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