Sportsland Sugo

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Coordinates: 38°08′18.50″N 140°46′41.55″E / 38.1384722°N 140.7782083°E / 38.1384722; 140.7782083

Sportsland Sugo (スポーツランドSUGO, Supōtsurando Sugo) is a motorsports facility in the town of Murata, Shibata District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. It opened in 1975 and is one of the largest motorsports facilities in Japan, with a total area of 2.1 million m². It offers four specialized race courses - a road racing course, a motocross course, a trials course, and a go-kart course.

Sportsland Sugo
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LocationMurata, Shibata District
Miyagi Prefecture Japan
Capacity50,000
OwnerYamaha Motor Co. Ltd.
OperatorSugo Co., Ltd.
Opened1975
Major eventsSuper GT
MFJ Superbikes
Super Formula
Super Taikyu
F4 Japanese Championship
International Car Circuit (1987-present)
Length3.704 km (2.302 mi)
Race lap record1:06.350 (New Zealand Nick Cassidy, Dallara SF19 Toyota, TOM'S, 2020, Super Formula)
International Motocycle Circuit (1987-present)
Length3.737 km (2.322 mi)
Race lap record1:29.108 (Japan Makoto Tamada, Honda VTR 1000 SP2, Cabin Honda, 2002, World SBK)

EventsEdit

 
Aerial view of the circuit

Annual racing events at the facility include

The facility also used to host a Superbike World Championship round from 1988 until 2003, and a D1 Grand Prix event.

CourseEdit

The total length is 3.704 km with the longest straight of 704.5 m. Width is 10–12.5 m and has a total elevation change of 69.83 m per lap.

Lap recordsEdit

The lap records at the Sportsland Sugo are listed as:

Category Time Driver Vehicle Event
International Car Circuit: 3.704 km (1987-present)
Super Formula 1:06.350 Nick Cassidy Dallara SF19 2020 Sugo Super Formula round
Super Formula Lights 1:12.571 Ritomo Miyata Dallara 320-Toyota TOM'S 2020 Super Formula Lights Sugo round
Super GT GT500 1:12.818 Takashi Kogure Honda NSX-GT 2016 Sugo Super GT-GT500 round
FRJC 1:18.534[1] Yuga Furutani Dome F111/3 2020 Sugo FRJC round
Super GT GT300 1:20.053 Takeshi Tsuchiya Toyota 86 MC 2016 Sugo Super GT-GT300 round
TCR Touring Car 1:29.105[2] Takuro Shinohara Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 2019 Sugo TCR Japan round
International Motorcycle Circuit: 3.737 km (1987-present)
World SBK 1:29.108 Makoto Tamada Honda VTR 1000 SP2 2002 Sugo World SBK round
World SSP 1:33.015 Fabien Foret Honda CBR600F 2002 Sugo World SSP round

AccessEdit

About 10 minutes from Murata IC It takes about 20 minutes from Sendai Minami IC via Miyagi Prefectural Road No. 31 Sendai Murata Line.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FRJC Sugo Round 5 Results" (PDF). Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  2. ^ "2019 Sugo Round 1 Results" (PDF). Retrieved 7 August 2021.

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