Mobilityland Corporation Head Office
7992 Ino-cho, Suzuka-shi, Mie Prefecture, Japan 510-0295
TEL : +81 (0)59-378-1111 (Main line)
Mobilityland Corporation Tokyo Office
2-6-20 Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0028 Japan
Tel : +81 (0)3-3278-0777
Fax: +81 (0)3-3278-0733
Since its birth as Japan’s first full-fledged racing course in 1962, Suzuka Circuit has been the center of Japanese motorsports.
The Formula One Japanese Grand Prix, launched in 1987, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, while the "Coca-Cola" Suzuka 8 hours World Endurance Championship Race racks up its 29th race. Both races are well-established as big events beyond the framework of motorsports.
While hosting races, Suzuka Circuit has also been engaged in promoting motorsports culture. As part of this effort, a racing school was established to nurture drivers and riders able to compete at an international level.
At the amusement park Motopia, there is a diverse range of driving entertainment for young children. This is based on the corporate vision of cultivating “future fans” and promoting car culture in Japan. See the Review section for more information.
Time Zone : (GMT +9:00) Tokyo, Seoul, Osaka, Sapporo, Yakutsk
Major Events : Formula One
Circuit Length : 5.807km; figure of 8 layout
Turns : 18
Lap Record : 1:31.540 - K. Raikkonen (2005)
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SUPER GT Round 1: Suzuka 300km Posted on: 22/03/2010
From the back of the pack to a miracle win! Victory goes to Match's HIS ADVAN KONDO GT-R
The SUZUKA GT 300km, the opening Round of Japan's 2010 AUTOBACS SUPER GT championship, was run at the Suzuka Circuit (one lap 5.807 km) in Mie Pref. on March 21st. 31,000 fans saw the HIS ADVAN KONDO GT-R team of "Match" Kondo with driver... Read More >>
Honda 2010 - Complete Motorsports Overview Posted on: 22/02/2010
Honda sent us this press release today, detailing all their official motorsport activities for 2010. Best pull up a chair for this one!
"In its motorsports activities, the symbol of Honda's challenging spirit, the company has aimed for the world's top level from the days of its founding and taken on challenges in a variety of racing cat... Read More >>
YOSHIMURA CONFIRM WORLD SUPERBIKE SCHEDULE Posted on: 10/02/2010
Team Yoshimura has confirmed that it will compete in three World Superbike Championship rounds as a Wild-Card entry this year.
The Japanese aftermarket parts manufacturer will race a Yoshimura-kitted Suzuki GSX-R1000 at the fourth round at Assen, Netherlands on April 25th, the 12th round at Imola, Italy on September 26th, plus the final rou... Read More >>
Honda Launch HSV-010 Super GT Racer Posted on: 18/01/2010
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today introduced the HSV-010 GT, which will compete in the GT500 class of the 2010 Super GT Series (managed and run by GTA Co., Ltd.).
The race car is thought to look like the stillborn replacement for hte NSX supercar, but has lived on to fight Honda's corner in the top GT500 class of Super GT in Japan. There is speculation t... Read More >>
Honda Celebrate 50 years of World Championship Racing! Posted on: 08/12/2009
Honda celebrated their 50th anniversary of participation in World Championship Racing in 2009, having first entered Grand prix racing in 1959.
They have marked this significant anniversary by setting up a huge online gallery of video footage and images of their most famous racing motorbikes as well as images from nearly every year of racing which ... Read More >>
YOSHIMURA SET FOR WORLD SUPERBIKE CHALLENGE Posted on: 30/11/2009
Tuning specialists Yoshimura is set to enter the World Superbike Championship in 2010 using the Suzuki GSX-R1000.
The Suzuka 8 Hour World Endurance Championship-winning team will enter selected races as a wild-card entry with the aim of gathering information and technical knowledge for the next generation of Yoshimu... Read More >>
F1 goes to Suzuka 4Oct09 - Circuit Preview with Team BMW Posted on: 29/09/2009
Munich/Hinwil, 27th September 2009. The mere mention of Suzuka sets drivers’ pulses racing. This fabulous race track offers every type of corner in the book – from the spectacular esses after the start, to the challenging Spoon curve and the tight hairpin, all the way to the high-speed 130R. For three years almost to the day, drivers have had to forego ... Read More >>
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2010 Event Calendar
08 - 10 Oct 2010 - FORMULA 1 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX
Posted by: Sam Collins
Designed as a Honda test track in1962 by John Hugenholtz, Suzuka is one of few circuits in the world to have a figure of 8 layout. Obviously, due to the danger of an intersecting track, the track doesn’t actually intersect with itself; instead, the back straight passes over the front section by means of an overpass. Due to its unique layout, Suzuka is a massive test of driver skill and is easily one of the most difficult racing circuits in the world. Nevertheless, the track is still much loved by drivers (especially corners like 130R and Degner) as well as spectators for its challenging design and many overtaking opportunities.
The circuit had become a little run down when Formula One last visited it in 2006, but it has had a major spruce up since then and promises to be a great facility. It is located in the Honda owned Mobilityland theme park, which means there are plenty of distractions to keep you occupied around the race. Its amusement park, Motopia, offers plenty of riding and driving fun. This motorsports entertainment arena with its focus on racing attracts a wide range of people from all over the world, from children to adults.
The circuit is situated in a rural coastal area in the Mie Prefecture with limited local amenities. Japan’s rail network is world famous and the Shinkansen Bullet train makes any part of the country fairly easy to reach. A special seven-day countrywide rail ticket can be purchased in advance which makes travelling incredibly cost-effective. The country as a whole is incredibly efficient and at every railway station the signs are also written in English making even the most timid traveller able to navigate the system easily.
Driving to the circuit is a different matter and should only be attempted by the very confident, however many coach tours and taxi services offer a transport service and if possible these should be used. The traffic jams leaving the circuit can be horrendous also, however the circuits’ recent revamp may have solved that problem.
With the large time difference to Europe it is worth making a longer trip out of a race weekend at Suzuka as there is much to see and do in the country, especially in Tokyo and historic Kyoto.