Suzuka International Racing Course (iRacing)

Suzuka International Racing Course
Information
Location Suzuka
Country Jp.png Japan
Configurations
Grand Prix Course
5.808 km
3.609 miles
Moto Course
5.821 km
3.617 miles
East Course
2.243 km
1.394 miles
West Course
3.467 km
2.154 miles
West Chicane Course
3.467 km
2.154 miles


Information

One of the world’s truly great race tracks, Suzuka has been the home of the Japanese Grand Prix since the 1980s and its flowing layout regularly puts the circuit at or near the top of the list of most Formula One drivers’ favorites. As if that weren’t enough, Suzuka boats three different configurations – Suzuka East, Suzuka West and Suzuka Full, the latter two featuring a rare figure eight layout where the back straightaway crosses the front section track on an overpass.

Designed by noted circuit architect John Hugenholtz (who also designed the original Zandvoort circuit), Suzuka opened in 1962 and served primarily as a test track for Honda and as the site of sports car racing including the Suzuka 1000K and the 8 Hours of Suzuka and MotoGP motorcycle events. Suzuka was nominated to stage the Japanese Grand Prix in 1987 and has often been the site of the Formula One season finale. As such, Suzuka has been the decisive event in some of the closest battles for the World Championship of Drivers and has witnessed a number of controversial incidents, including clashes between Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost. Suzuka also hosted non-championship NASCAR races in 1996 and ’97.

In addition to its signature crossover layout, Suzuka features a number of notable challenges including a testing series of esses, the multi-apex Spoon Curve and dauntingly fast 130R corner. The race track also serves as the foundation for a major sports and entertainment facility including an amusement park whose giant Ferris Wheel is prominent in photographs and television images of the circuit.

Configurations

Race Results

iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series

Season Pole position Fastest lap Race Winner Broadcast
Driver Team
2011 Fi.png Greger Huttu Fi.png Jesse Nieminen Fi.png Greger Huttu Team Redline
2012 Nl.png Atze Kerkhof Fi.png Greger Huttu Nl.png Atze Kerkhof Team Redline
2013 Br.png Hugo Luis Nl.png Atze Kerkhof Br.png Hugo Luis My3id Gaming YoutubeButton.png
Fi.png Greger Huttu Fi.png Greger Huttu Fi.png Greger Huttu Team Redline YoutubeButton.png
2014 Br.png Hugo Luis Jp.png Juho Abe Fi.png Aleksi Uusi-Jaakkola Team Redline YoutubeButton.png
De.png Martin Krönke De.png Martin Krönke De.png Martin Krönke Coanda Simsport YoutubeButton.png
2015 De.png Martin Krönke Fi.png Greger Huttu Us.png Mitchell deJong Foracer Coanda Simsport YoutubeButton.png
2016 Br.png Mogar Filho De.png Martin Krönke De.png Martin Krönke VRS Coanda Simsport YoutubeButton.png
2017 De.png Martin Krönke De.png Martin Krönke De.png Martin Krönke VRS Coanda Simsport YoutubeButton.png
2018 Us.png Mitchell deJong Us.png Mitchell deJong Us.png Mitchell deJong VRS Coanda Simsport YoutubeButton.png

VRS GT iRacing World Championship

Season Pole position Race Winner Broadcast
Team Manufacturer
2018 #14 FA Racing G2 LogitechG #8 VRS Coanda Simsport Audi YoutubeButton.png
Dk.png Frederik Rasmussen Us.png Mitchell deJong
Nl.png Mack Bakkum
2019 #81 VRS Coanda Simsport #81 VRS Coanda Simsport BMW YoutubeButton.png
Au.png Joshua K Rogers Au.png Joshua K Rogers
Pt.png Ricardo Castro Ledo