Tokachi International Speedway

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Tokachi International Speedway
Tokachi International Speedway layout.png
Grand Prix Course (1993–present)
Location Sarabetsu, Hokkaido, Japan
Time zone UTC+09:00
Coordinates 42°37′52″N143°17′31″E / 42.63111°N 143.29194°E / 42.63111; 143.29194
FIA Grade 2
Broke ground1992
OpenedSeptember 1993;30 years ago (1993-09)
Major eventsCurrent:
Japan F4 Regional Championship Series (2023)
Former:
Super Taikyu Series
Tokachi 24 Hours (1994–2008)
All Japan Grand Touring Car Championship (2004)
JTCC (1993–1997)
Formula Nippon (1995–1996)
Japanese F3 (1994)
Website tokachi.msf.ne.jp
Grand Prix Course (1993–present)
Length5.092 km (3.163 miles)
Turns15
Race lap record1:41.100 ( Flag of Germany.svg Michael Krumm, Reynard 95D, 1996, Formula Nippon)
Clubman Course (1993–present)
Length3.400 km (2.113 miles)
Turns10
Race lap record1:15.517 ( Flag of France.svg Érik Comas, Nissan Fairlady Z, 2004, GT500)
Junior Course (1993–present)
Length1.700 km (1.056 miles)
Turns7

Tokachi International Speedway (十勝インターナショナルスピードウェイ) is a motor racing circuit in Takikubo, Sarabetsu, Hokkaido, Japan. [1]

Contents

The circuit has two main configurations, the Grand Prix Course (グランプリコース), 5.091 km (3.163 mi), and the Clubman Course (クラブマンコース), 3.400 km (2.113 mi).

Events

Starting in 1994, [2] there was a 24-hour N1 class race in July each year until 2008. In 2007, a Toyota Supra took the first win for a hybrid vehicle. [3]

In 2004, a regular All Japan Grand Touring Car Championship race was held at the Clubman Course. And also a regular Formula Nippon race in 1995 and 1996 were held at the Grand Prix Course. In 2018 the D1 Grand Prix series held a regular race at the circuit.

The track is also used by the Renault Eurocup, and for karting.

Lap records

The unofficial all-time track record set during a race weekend is 1:39.625, set by Toranosuke Takagi in a Reynard 96D, during the qualifying for the 1996 Tokachi Formula Nippon round. [4] The official lap record for the current circuit layout is 1:41.100, set by Michael Krumm during the same race. As of July 2004, the fastest official race lap records at the Tokachi International Speedway are listed as:

CategoryTimeDriverVehicleEvent
Grand Prix Course: 5.092 km (1993–present)
Formula Nippon 1:41.100 [5] Michael Krumm Reynard 95D 1996 Tokachi Formula Nippon round
F3000 2:07.010 [6] Toranosuke Takagi Reynard 94D 1995 Tokachi Japanese F3000 round
Group A 2:08.042 [7] Kazuyoshi Hoshino Nissan Skyline GT-R BNR32 1993 Tokachi JTCC round
Clubman Course: 3.400 km (1993–present)
JGTC (GT500) 1:15.517 [8] Érik Comas Nissan Fairlady Z 2004 Tokachi JGTC round
Formula 3 1:15.920 [9] Masemi Kageyama TOM'S 034F 1994 Tokachi Japanese F3 round
JGTC (GT300) 1:21.392 [8] Hiroki Yoshimoto Vemac RD320R 2004 Tokachi JGTC round

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