JPN - JAPAN
AUTOPOLIS
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Description  
Location Hita City - Ōita - Kyūshū & Okinawa
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 33°02'13"     +130°58'24"
33.036944     130.973333
UTM Coordinates X = 684278.576  -  Y = 3657113.051  -  Zone 52S
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) OpenStreetMap  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Wikimapia  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) portal.cyberjapan.jp
Altitude AMSL 792 m - 2598 ft
Inauguration 1991
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English www.afos.com/circuit.html
(2) English www.motoracing-japan.com/circuit/18_autopolis.html
(3) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(4) Italian Autosprint 2/1990 (page 20)In costruzione (senza mappa)
(5) Italian Autosprint 32/1990 (page 8)In costruzione (senza mappa)
(6) Italian Rombo 37/1991 (page 32)Presentazione della pista
(7) Italian Autosprint 44/1991 (page 46)Cattedrale nel deserto: mancano le vie d’accesso
(8) Japanese www.autopolis.jpOfficial website
(9) Japanese www.autopolis.jp/whats_ap/facility/course_map.htmlOfficial website

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Autopolis International Racing Course
Description  
Years  
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page May 8th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points 40R - 50R - 30R - 100R - 30R - 50R - 90R - 80R - 60R - 40R - 50R - 85R
length 4674  m 15335  ft 2.904  mi Long circuit (9)
length 3022  m 9916  ft 1.878  mi Short circuit (3)
Min width 12  m 39  ft      (9)
Max width 15  m 49  ft      (9)
Difference in level 52  m 171  ft      (9)
Straight length 902  m 2959  ft 0.56  mi Longest straight (9)
Max. gradient (uphill) 7.2  % 4.1  °        (9)
Max. gradient (downhill) 10  % 5.7  °        (9)

Lakeside Circuit
Description Short track inside the international one. The two tracks has no sections in common.
Years  
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page May 8th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1760.939  m 5777  ft 1.094  mi   (9)
Min width 8  m 26  ft      (9)
Max width 9  m 30  ft      (9)
Difference in level 12  m 39  ft      (9)
Straight length 171.509  m 563  ft 0.107  mi Longest straight (9)
Max. gradient (uphill) 4.7  % 2.7  °        (9)
Max. gradient (downhill) 4.6  % 2.6  °        (9)





Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
March 23rd 2012     Guido de Carli   Kouichi Asada Update Description
May 8th 2007     Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 25th 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
September 9th 2004 Autopolis International Racing Course   Guido de Carli     Update Description
July 31st 2002     Guido de Carli     Update Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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