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Twin Ring Motegi

Super speedway [ edit ]

The course is the only one of its kind in and currently is only used a year for racing. It is a low-banked, egg-shaped course, with three and four being tighter than turns one and On March 28, 1998, CART the inaugural race at Twin Motegi Speedway.

The race was won by driver Adrian Fernandez. continued racing at Twin Motegi Speedway from In 2003, Honda entered the Racing League and the race a part of the IRL schedule.

In addition to racing, the track has also a single NASCAR exhibition in 1998.

Honda, which had the oval for the express purpose of its oval-racing program for Indy car did not win a race at the track for its first six of operation. In 2004, Dan Wheldon the first win for Honda on the oval. In the Motegi oval gained publicity when Danica became the first woman to win an race, beating Helio for her first and only Indycar to date. [ 1 ]

The 2011 season was the last of Indycar in Motegi. It had been from the calendar as organizers to maximize viewing audiences. [ 2 ] The course, rather than the speedway, was used for the 2011 due to damage to the oval track from the 2011 Tōhoku .

NASCAR history [ edit ]

Skinner won the only NASCAR Cup exhibition race held at the in 1998, the Coca-Cola 500. won driving the No.31 Lowe’s for Richard Childress Racing. The was most noted for being the oval track NASCAR in Japan as well as being the in which Dale Earnhardt and his Dale Earnhardt, Jr.. with one another, driving and No.1 Coca-Cola Chevrolets,

Road course [ edit ]

The course is 4.8 kilometers long and is in sharing garage and grandstand with the oval course, but entirely separate otherwise. they are separate tracks, it is for races to occur simultaneously on the two to access the oval track, must cross the road pit and front straight. The road also runs in the opposite from the oval; clockwise, than counter-clockwise.

The course itself is built in a straight-hairpin style; this than flowing arrangement has criticism including that of Rossi [ citation needed ]. By standards the circuit is exceptionally with only a slight rise towards the hairpin The road course is much than the oval track, Formula Nippon visiting Super GT and Super Taikyu once each, and local almost every weekend. The course can be used in three the full course, or two short can be made, using connecting These short courses are used for junior formula such as Formula 4 and FJ1600 .

The course is also a popular racing track, with the usually visiting once a as well as several Japanese bike racing series. It has the Pacific motorcycle Grand from 2000 to 2003 and the motorcycle Grand Prix 2004.

Other facilities [ ]

In addition to the main racing Twin Ring Motegi a second road course the North Short Course) for and Formula 4 events, as well as a dirt track for modified and car racing. In addition, the FIM Trials visits the track every for the world trials championship. an outdoor trials course on the facility.

Outside of racing, Ring has the Honda Collection which features historic racing and production cars and and Honda Fan Fun Lab. which Honda’s next generation such as robotics, fuel-cell and aviation. Honda also a technology demonstration center on the as well as educational centers.

In a cafe opened which was after the Gran Turismo [ 3 ] [ 4 ]

Track difficulties [ edit ]

Ring is a separate-but-combined road-and-oval (as opposed to the roval tracks in the United States), and the decision to a full road course largely within the oval design compromises. For spectators, can be extremely poor for road races, as the grandstands are much back than usual.

The oval course blocks the of much of the road course, the best passing point on the [ citation needed ]. and several televisions are needed. Seating the grandstand is limited to areas of the and along the backstraight of the road

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Track access is a major with only two entry and points by a two-lane public Motegi is not a particularly large and accommodation is virtually non-existent to the track, except for the on-site Train links to the area are limited (the major lines, JR East and Tobu do not service the area), nor has a planned been completed.

Thus the track capacity (about is dictated largely by traffic not by actual seating capacity to be nearly 100,000 for road-course 80,000 for the oval).

In 2011 Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo to boycott the MotoGP race out of for their health from from the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant even all the independent scientific experts the World Health Organization and Radiation Protection and Nuclear Agency had stated that it is to live permanently 80km or from the plant. [ 5 ] Motegi is than 120km from Daiichi Nuclear Power In the end, all the teams showed up for the

In popular media [ edit ]

As a recently constructed Japanese Twin Ring Motegi has and to be utilised virtually in a large of electronic video games, in arcade machines and in PC and console for home use.

In Honda’s Clio Awards winning Impossible Dream, the sequence in the BAR Formula One car is driven into the was filmed at the circuit.

During the sequence of Kamen Rider . the three main Kamen are shown riding around the as Honda is the series sponsor.

the ending sequence of Engine Go-onger . the series’ characters are dancing on the main straight of the course. The racetrack is revealed in the as the primary Go-onger team’s (it is known that Saki Go-on Yellow, works and was used (along with the Collection Hall) in the final from Road Of Justice , the episode of the series.

The track is available in the racing Forza Motorsport 2 . Forza 3 . Forza Motorsport 4 . Gran 4 . Gran Turismo 5 . Gran 6 . and .

See also [ edit ]

Circuit. a Honda owned built in 1962 and host to the FIA One Japanese Grand Prix .

Speedway. a road track conceived as a high speed and former host to the Japanese Prix.

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