Suzuka International Racing Course 8992 Ino-Cho-Suzuka City Mie-Ken S10-02 Japan Tel: +81 59378 1111 Fax: +81 59370 1818 Track length: 3.644 miles (GP Circuit) 1.394 miles (East Circuit)Designed by John Hugenholz at the request of Soichiro Honda between 1960 and 1961 (see the progress of the design to the left), the circuit was constructed in 1962 as a test-circuit in an amusement park. The design aimed to move the least amount of earth possible, but a number of rice paddies had to be bulldozered away, and the farmers who owned them were compensated and given another site elsewhere. Suzuka is located 50 miles south-west of Nagoya and 93 miles west of Osaka.
The complex also features a 2.244km circuit known as the East circuit. It is between 9 and 12 metres wide, and is shown below.