JPN - JAPAN
FUNABASHI
Not to be confused with Funabashi (Auto Race) - Funabashi (old Auto Race)
Description Second permanent road course opened in Japan, after Suzuka.
After the circuit was closed due to financial problems, on the same area Auto Race circuit was built.
Location Funabashi - Chiba - Kantō
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 35°40'47"     +139°59'21"
35.679722     139.989167
UTM Coordinates X = 408527.547  -  Y = 3948896.544  -  Zone 54S
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) portal.cyberjapan.jp
Altitude AMSL 3 m - 10 ft
Inauguration July 18th 1965
Closing July 1967
Designer Taruffi
Piero Taruffi
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English ForumForum --> Asia --> Japan --> Japan - Funabashi Circuit [ENG]
(2) Japanese archive.gsi.go.jp (...)Aeria photo taken on August 29th 1966
(3) English forums.autosport.com (...)Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> Drivers involved in creating circuits
(4) English www.milermeter.com/?r=4019511Track layout
(5) English www.milermeter.com/?r=4070545Track layout
(6) English www.milermeter.com/?r=4070558Track layout
(7) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(8) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/funabash.htmlThe GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World

(*) 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.

Funabashi

Full circuit
Description Among sources there are great differences about track length, but looking at aerial photo taken in 1966 we can say that correct track length is 3.1 km
Years 1965÷1967
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration October 1965
Closing July 1967
Last update of this page October 20th 2010
Info last update  
Designer Taruffi
Piero Taruffi
Distinctive points  
length 3100  m 10171  ft 1.926  mi   (1)
length 3123  m 10248  ft 1.941  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (6)
length 4800  m 15748  ft 2.983  mi Wrong datum (7)

Clubman Circuit
Description  
Years 1965÷1967
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration October 1965
Closing July 1967
Last update of this page October 15th 2010
Info last update  
Designer Taruffi
Piero Taruffi
Distinctive points  
length 2400  m 7874  ft 1.491  mi   (1)
length 2401  m 7878  ft 1.492  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (4)

Stock Car Circuit
Description  
Years 1965÷1967
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration October 1965
Closing July 1967
Last update of this page October 15th 2010
Info last update  
Designer Taruffi
Piero Taruffi
Distinctive points  
length 1800  m 5906  ft 1.118  mi   (1)
length 1802  m 5911  ft 1.12  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (4)

Funabashi: all layouts

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Earth
(milermeter.com can be used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)


Funabashi: long course

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Earth - milermeter.com
(milermeter.com can be used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)


Funabashi: Clubman Circuit

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Earth - milermeter.com
(milermeter.com can be used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)


Funabashi: Stock Car Circuit

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Earth - milermeter.com
(milermeter.com can be used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)



Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
October 20th 2010     Guido de Carli   Avril Update Description
October 15th 2010     Guido de Carli Avril Avril Update Description with map
May 9th 2007     Guido de Carli     New Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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