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Chunks of Suzuka circuit tarmac go on sale for collectors

Chunks of Suzuka circuit tarmac go on sale for collectors

Chunks of Suzuka circuit tarmac go on sale for collectors

Fans and collectors of Grand Prix paraphernalia will be alerted by the news that the Suzuka Circuit are selling off sections of the track which was recently renovated at the 130R corner and the Casio Triangle chicane. The work was completed between January and March, when 40 pieces of the old circuit were rescued and mounted for prosperity. The pieces measure 8 x 10cm, with 20 from the 130R corner and 20 from the chicane, and have so far been a hit with the Japanese public despite costing 21,000 yen, over 160 euros.

Suzuka Circuit was opened in 1962 and the original layout measured 6,004 metres. The following November it hosted its first World Championship event. In 2002 major redevelopment work saw the overall length reduced to 5,821 metres, although the most recent modifications have extended it to 5,824.

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MotoGP, 2003

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