Track Calendar + Track Info

Autopolis is a 4.674 kilometer race track located in the town of Ōta, in Oita Prefecture, Japan. The track offers a full range of events, including endurance races, super endurance races and Go Kart races.

Upcoming Events and Sessions

Nothing on the radar. The engines are silent, the tires are cold and the asphalt is getting greener with every passing day.

Past Events

Nothing for now, but you know how things are... time passes, this list is bound to grow. Watch this space.

Autopolis: Interesting Facts

Nearest track of a similar category is Okayama International Circuit (365 kilometers away).

  1. The Autopolis circuit, located in Kyushu, Japan, is the second highest altitude racetrack in the country, sitting at 525 meters above sea level.

  2. The track was originally built in 1990, and initially featured a staggering 22 turns over 4.674 km.

  3. The Autopolis hosted its first F1 race in 1994, although the race was marred by heavy rain, which caused many cars to gain more speed than expected.

  4. The track also hosts the World Endurance Championship, and was the first Japanese race to be held under the FIA GT1 World Championship in 2011.

  5. The Autopolis is one of the few tracks in the world to have an oval course, complete with banked turns.

  6. However, the oval track has only been used once in 2001, when the Japan GT Championship and CEZ Super Taikyu series held a race there.

  7. The track’s 4 hairpin turns often cause the most exciting and memorable overtakes, as drivers jostle for position around the tight corners.

  8. Autopolis is also the birthplace of the revolutionary “Dry” pitstop, which allowed cars to stay on the track in drier weather and take much less time to refuel.

  9. The track is known for its unique elevation changes due to its mountainous setting, and the dramatic elevation changes have been incorporated into the circuit's design.

  10. The Autopolis circuit contains more elevation changes than any other track in Japan, and was the first Japanese Formula One circuit to have a chicane.

FIA Grade:  2    Length:  4673 m    Turns:  19

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