Twin Ring Motegi (iRacing)

Twin Ring Motegi
Information
Location Motegi
Country Jp.png Japan
Configurations
Grand Prix Course
2.983 mi
4.8 km
Oval Course
1.549 mi
2.493 km
East Course
2.112 mi
3.4 km
West Course
0.869 mi
1.4 km


Information

Dario Franchitti once observed that his first view of Twin Ring Motegi made him feel like he was “in a James Bond movie.” Understandably so. Said to be the largest construction project on the Pacific Rim when it was begun in 1996 under the auspices of the Honda Motor Company, the combination oval/road course sits in a bowl that was created by lopping-off the tops of several mountains 90 miles northwest of Tokyo.

The resulting facility features an egg-shaped oval and a completely separate road course with three different configurations, along with two complete pit and paddock complexes. And that’s just for openers. Twin Ring Motegi is also home to the Honda Collection Hall, a stunning exhibit of Honda racing and production cars and motorcycles, as well as the Honda Fan Fun Lab which features a preview of Honda’s next generation technologies. And overlooking Turns 3 and 4 of the oval is a four star hotel and restaurant.

Twin Ring Motegi’s 1.549 mile oval is a unique, egg-shaped configuration. Turns One and Two are wide and fast, while Turns Three and Four feature a tighter radius and usually require a downshift (or two) to negotiate at maximum speed.

The three road courses include the West, East and International configurations. The .860 mile West course is contained within the oval and consists of six turns. The 2.983, 14 turn mile International course utilizes much of the West course before passing under the oval’s back straightaway and winding through the surrounding countryside before a tight hairpin and return straightaway (with a separate pit facility) brings it through a second tunnel and back inside the speedway. The 2.112 East course uses much of the International circuit, but only a small portion of the West course.

Configurations

Race Results

iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series

Season Pole position Fastest lap Race Winner Broadcast
Driver Team
2012 Br.png Hugo Luis Br.png Hugo Luis Br.png Hugo Luis My3id Gaming
2013 Fi.png Greger Huttu Fi.png Greger Huttu Fi.png Greger Huttu Team Redline
2014 It.png Enzo Bonito Fi.png Greger Huttu Fi.png Greger Huttu Team Redline YoutubeButton.png
2015 Fi.png Greger Huttu De.png Martin Krönke Fi.png Greger Huttu Team Redline YoutubeButton.png
2016 Fi.png Greger Huttu Fi.png Greger Huttu Fi.png Greger Huttu Team Redline YoutubeButton.png