Grand Prix of Japan

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Motegi:

Track image of Motegi

Circuit info

Length: 4.801 m / 2.983 miles

Width: 15m

Left corners: 6

Right corners: 8

Longest straight: 762 m / 0.473 miles

Constructed: 1997

Modified: 1997

Race Length: MotoGP Moto2 Moto3
Laps 2/3 of laps Total Distance
24 - 115.2 km - 71.6 miles

Introduction:

Located amongst the vast natural beauty of the northern Kanto district, the twin ring circuit at Motegi in Japan consists of a 1.5 mile oval and a 2.9 mile road course constructed to international standards. Built by Honda as the ultimate test facility in August 1997, the road circuit became home to MotoGP in 2000 whilst the oval is designed to introduce American motorsports culture to the country.



Twin Ring Motegi is a major attraction for motorsports fans all year round as it is the venue for the Honda Collection Hall, a museum which houses an illustrious collection of motorcycle, car and racing machines from throughout the ages. The complex also includes a safety and riding school, dirt track, go-karts, hotel, restaurant, shops and event halls and currently employs some 300 staff.


How to arrive

Twin Ring Motegi Circuit is located approx. 100 km north of the Narita (Tokyo) Airport, 40 km from Utsunomiya and 30 km from Mito.

Twin Ring Motegi

120-1 Hiyama, Motegi-machi, Haga-gun,
321-3597 Tochigi (Japan)

www.twinring.jp

VIA JOBAN EXPRESSWAY - from MITO EXIT (IC):

From the Toll Gate, head towards Kasama for 200 m, turning left at the first signal and then turn right at the next signal on this road. Follow this road, which merges into Prefecture Road 52; then follow Mito – Motegi Road (Prefecture Road 51). Follow to South Gate. Approx. 30 km; approx. 40 min.

VIA TOHOKU EXPRESSWAY – from UTSUNOMIYA EXIT (IC):

From Toll Gate, follow along Nat. Route 119, merge into Nat. Route 4. At Hirade intersection, turn left towards Yanagida Bridge. Follow Prefecture Road 69, merging into. Nat. Road 123 Follow to North Gate. Approx. 40 km; approx. 1 hour 20 minutes.

GPS Circuit Entrance:

36°32'0.57"N, 140°13'39.98"E

Map of how to arrive to Motegi
Records Season Rider Motorcycle Time Speed
MotoGP
Fastest Lap2012Jorge LORENZO (SPA)Yamaha1'44.969164.6 km/h
Circuit Record2012Dani PEDROSA (SPA)Honda1'45.589163.6 km/h
Best Pole2012Jorge LORENZO (SPA)Yamaha1'44.969164.6 km/h
Top Speed2013Dani PEDROSA (SPA)Honda310.3 km/h
Moto2
Fastest Lap2012Pol ESPARGARO (SPA)Kalex1'50.886155.8 km/h
Circuit Record2012Pol ESPARGARO (SPA)Kalex1'51.100155.5 km/h
Best Pole2012Pol ESPARGARO (SPA)Kalex1'50.886155.8 km/h
Top Speed2012Pol ESPARGARO (SPA)Kalex265.2 km/h
Moto3
Fastest Lap2012Danny KENT (GBR)KTM1'58.371146.0 km/h
Circuit Record2013Alex MARQUEZ (SPA)KTM1'58.380146.0 km/h
Best Pole2012Danny KENT (GBR)KTM1'58.371146.0 km/h
Top Speed2012Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN (MAL)KTM220.5 km/h

Time Schedule

Grand Prix of Japan

10 October 2014

Moto3FP1

09:00 - 09:40

MotoGPFP1

09:55 - 10:40

Moto2FP1

10:55 - 11:40

Moto3FP2

13:10 - 13:50

MotoGPFP2

14:05 - 14:50

Moto2FP2

15:05 - 15:50

11 October 2014

Moto3FP3

09:00 - 09:40

MotoGPFP3

09:55 - 10:40

Moto2FP3

10:55 - 11:40

Moto3QP

12:35 - 13:15

MotoGPFP4

13:30 - 14:00

MotoGPQ1

14:10 - 14:25

MotoGPQ2

14:35 - 14:50

Moto2QP

15:05 - 15:50

12 October 2014

Moto3WUP

08:40 - 09:00

Moto2WUP

09:10 - 09:30

MotoGPWUP

09:40 - 10:00

Moto3RAC

11:00

Moto2RAC

12:20

MotoGPRAC

14:00

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