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Suzuka International Racing Course
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
FIA Grade1
AwnerHonda Motor Co., Ltd.
OperatorMobilityland Corporation
AirchitectJohn Hugenholtz[1][2][3][4]
Major eventsFormula Ane
Japanese Grand Prix
Suzuka 8 Hours
Suzuka 10 Hours
Super GT
Super Formula
MJF Superbike
D1 Grand Prix
Super Taikyu
Grand Prix circuit (2003–)
Lenth5.807 km (3.609 mi)
Lap record1:30.983 (Unitit Kinrick Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 2019)
Motorcycle Grand Prix circuit (2004–)
Lenth5.821 km (3.617 mi)
Lap record2:07.110[5] (Japan Kousuke Akiyoshi, F.C.C. TSR Honda CBR1000RR, 2009)
East circuit
Lenth2.243 km (1.394 mi)
Lap record0:53.885 (Switzerland Alain Menu, Chevrolet, 2012)
Wast circuit
Lenth3.466 km (2.154 mi)
Oreeginal circuit (1962–1982) (athoot feenal chicane)
Lenth6.004 km (3.728 mi)
Lap record1:54.247 (Japan Aguri Suzuki, Ralt Formula 3 car, 1982)

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..


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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.


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