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#1 D.M.N.

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 12:44

I've heard that since it went off the calendar in 2006 that they've been doing some work to improve the facilities. Anyone got any pics of what they've been doing? :)

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#2 muramasa

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 15:24

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here, between Dunlop corner and main straight, used to be pond. they filled it up.
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this is the blueprint
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this is the website called "suzuka refurbishment blog" lol. it seems they post pic almost every day.
it's in japanese of course, but you can see the number that is the date.
http://suzukakaisyu.blog123.fc2.com/

#3 Atreiu

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 12:25

Link to pictures of the reopening.

The TV boxes are over the main stands on the other side of the track now.
The boxes have become bigger.
All seats are now numbered.

http://www.blogdocap...racao-de-suzuk/


I just want to know if Moto GP will return. Motegi sucks.

#4 Mastah

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 13:25

http://forum.planet-...=72596&start=0

#5 postajegenye

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 13:35

They didn't change the track layout, did they?

Suzuka is one of the best tracks in the world

#6 Atreiu

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 13:40

It's looking good.

#7 D.M.N.

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 13:41

Originally posted by postajegenye
They didn't change the track layout, did they?


Layout still the same.

#8 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 14:04

Originally posted by Atreiu
Link to pictures of the reopening.

The TV boxes are over the main stands on the other side of the track now.
The boxes have become bigger.
All seats are now numbered.

http://www.blogdocap...racao-de-suzuk/


I just want to know if Moto GP will return. Motegi sucks.



Motegi never looks like much but it's a very good lap. I wish the Indycars would use it instead of the oval. They will never go back to Suzuka, it is frighteningly dangerous for a motorcycle.

#9 tahadar

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 14:12

Originally posted by Ross Stonefeld



Motegi never looks like much but it's a very good lap. I wish the Indycars would use it instead of the oval. They will never go back to Suzuka, it is frighteningly dangerous for a motorcycle.


does F1 have any plans to go back?

#10 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 14:15

The Japanese GP is there this year. It alternates now with Fuji.

#11 Lazy Prodigy

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 14:15

Originally posted by Ross Stonefeld



Motegi never looks like much but it's a very good lap. I wish the Indycars would use it instead of the oval. They will never go back to Suzuka, it is frighteningly dangerous for a motorcycle.

What about the endurance race? Motegi has produced crap...

#12 Lazy Prodigy

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 19:25

Originally posted by Mastah
http://forum.planet-...=72596&start=0

just saw this link and it looks fantastic!! amazing :up: :up:

#13 rolf123

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 19:48

Thanks, never saw that link until now.

Although the layout is thankfully unchanged, it looks like they've destroyed a few corners with tarmac run-off areas and astroturf.

Where is the challenge of T1/T2 now that there is tarmac there?

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 20:08

Great up dates. Wonderful work.

It is now more of huge stadium rather than a open air camping site... ;)

#15 HaydenFan

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 23:14

Originally posted by Lazy Prodigy
What about the endurance race? Motegi has produced crap...


For the speed bikes like MotoGP produce and after the death of Daijiro Kato, it is not smart. Even the 8 hours race, and local superbike races are in question because of the safety issue.