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Japan Motegi Circuit, Japan
Motegi Circuit overview
Motegi MotoGP Circuit

Owned by Honda and home to the company’s famous Collection Hall, the ‘Twin Ring’ Motegi was built in 1997 in a mountainous region 150km north of Tokyo.

In fact, three mountains were flattened to facilitate construction of the circuit which also incorporates a 2.5km oval built primarily for IndyCar racing. Motegi has also hosted Outdoor Trial World championship events.

The 4.8km circuit first staged an international motorcycle race in 1999 and has hosted the Japanese Grand Prix since 2004. It boasts a 762m-long main straight and a spread of six left and eight right-hand turns, some of which are quite slow.

Motegi Circuit information
First race 1999
GPs held 14
Laps 24
Race distance 115.224km / 71.592miles
Track length 4.801km / 2.983miles
Track width 12-15m
Longest straight 0.762km / 0.473miles
Corners 14 (8 right, 6 left)
Pole position Left
Motegi Circuit records
Pole position 1m 44.969s (164.654km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2012)
Race lap 1m 45.589s (163.687km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2012)
Race time 42m 31.569s (162.569km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2012)
2012 Winner Dani Pedrosa (Honda)
Motegi Circuit contact details

120-1 Hiyama, Motegi-machi,
Haga-gun, Tochigi Pref. 321-3597, Japan

T: +81-285-64-0001
F: +81-285-64-0009

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