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First in the world! EV attraction with novel sensation that you can drive on the F1 track Saturday, March 19th, 2016 With the International Racing Track (Eastern short track) that hosts the F1 Japanese GP as its stage,new attraction is introduced where you can drive a state-of-the-art EV machine and try for various missions with the world of racing machine development as the theme!First in the world! EV attraction with novel sensation that you can drive on the F1 track Saturday, March 19th, 2016 With the International Racing Track (Eastern short track) that hosts the F1 Japanese GP as its stage,new attraction is introduced where you can drive a state-of-the-art EV machine and try for various missions with the world of racing machine development as the theme!

Project Adviser Racing Driver Takuma SATOProject Adviser Racing Driver Takuma SATO

What we aimed for with the Circuit Challenger is the attraction where all the family members including small children can feel the “fun to try”. Therefore, we asked Takuma Sato, who is the racing driver as well as the father of 2 children, to join this project as its project advisor for the development.

Comment from Takuma Sato
We elaborated so that everyone from small children to adults can enjoy it casually and yet with the feeling of a real car.
Different from the old go-karts, this is tuned so that drivers can utilize the power of the motor to their driving by operating the shift and steering wheel. I think you can actually feet the fun to try through the whole attraction program. It is really the “Circuit Challenger”.

FEATURE

FEATURE1

The only attraction at Suzuka Circuit that you can drive on the track that hosts the world’s best automobile racing “F1 Grand Prix” on your own, “Circuit Challenger”

FEATURE2

“Attraction Entrance”, the reproduced racing machine development base, welcomes you. Here, you will be given a mission for the development of the next-generation machine.

How to operate Circuit Challenger

On the next-generation EV machine steering wheel, operating system such as acceleration, braking and steering are integrated on it, so you can get the feel of new sense of operation.
You can operate the shift for 4 shift positions at hand, and changing shifts according to the conditions is the key to clearing your mission.

  • Operate the accelerator with
the right hand Operate the accelerator with the right handAccelerate by gripping a blue lever located on the back of the right side of the steering wheel
  • Operate the brake with the left hand Operate the brake with
    the left hand
    Use a red lever located on the back of the left side of the steering wheel for braking
  • Change shifts with left-hand fingers Change shifts with
    left-hand fingers
    Change shifts with the buttons located on the left side of the steering wheel

How to enjoy Circuit Challenger

Get on the machine and enter the International racing track.
Various missions given to you while driving on the track with the next-generation machine.
Can you really clear the missions?

  • 1At first, insert the data recording card into the machine. 1 At first, insert the data recording card into the machine.

  • 2Before the start 2 Before the startNow your challenge starts!
    Go out on the track!
    At first, you test the steering while you are on the section where the shifting is limited and you can’t accelerate. Steer the steering wheel 6 times, left to right, right to left.

  • 3Start! 3 Start!Next you test the start!
    Stop the machine completely and then push the S button.
    When the signal goes out, it’s time to start!
    Be careful not to jump start because your points will be taken off.

  • 4Shifting up 4 Shifting upShift up to the fourth at the best timing on the main straight. Drive down the track with full throttle by bringing out the potential of the machine!
    Go while paying attention to the others around you!

  • 5Communication from the pit 5 Communication from the pitCommunication from the pit.
    Follow the instructions such as “Go rhythmically, reading the record line” and “You’ll reach the maximum gradient on the track after this, so choose the right gear for the speed and go up at once” and control the machine!

  • 6Finish! Check the result 6 Finish! Check the resultFinish the drive!
    Don’t forget to take out the card before you get off as the driving data is transmitted to the card.
    Check the saved result data at the data station located at the exit.
    Check your skill and try again and again for the step-up!

Result with the drive data recorded to be issued

Result with the drive data recorded to be issued

The machine has the function that records the driving skills, so you can receive your result data (driving result) with the evaluation of your mission after driving. Try again and again to go for the best result!

  • Data Station (image at the time of completion)Data Station (image at the time of completion)
  • The license card according to your result can be printed at the Menkyo Center and License Center (at the cost of JPY 300). Go for the best S rank!The license card according to your result can be printed at the Menkyo Center and License Center (at the cost of JPY 300). Go for the best S rank!

Circuit Challenger-related merchandise items

Memorial photo of your challenge with the original frame can be purchased.

Circuit Challenger trial memorial photo
Memorial photo +original frame
  • 2L-size photo paper with a mount :
    JPY 1,100
  • Original frame : JPY 900
Where to buy
In front of ticket sales booth at the Grandstand
Circuit Challenger original merchandise items
T-shirts/Caps
  • T-shirt: JPY 2,800
  • Cap: JPY 2,800
Where to buy
CIRCUIT PLAZA
(On the premise of the amusement park MOTOPIA)

STYLING

SPEC

Opening Day

Saturday, March 19th 2016

Track to be used

1 lap on International racing track (eastern short track: 2.243 km)

Ride time

approx. 10 minutes

Number of vehicles

70 cars

Vehicle power

Motor: Mitsuba (SR motor) / Max. output: 4.3kW
Battery: Toshiba SCiB ™ (lithium ion)

Max. speed

30km/h

Vehicle size

2.5m long, 1.0m high, 1.3m wide

Capacity and terms and
conditions for use (per 1 car)

Capacity : Up to Max. 3 persons (2 adults + 1 infant)

  • For 1 person For 1 person

    A person at the age of 11 and older can drive alone.

    For 1 person
  • For 2 persons For 2 personsFor those who are at the age of 2 to 10 years old, they can get on this ride if they are accompanied by a person who is 13 years old and older.

    ※Children who are 0 year and 1 year old are not allowed to get on this ride.

    For 2 persons
  • For 3 persons For 3 personsWhen 3 persons get on this ride, a person who is 8 years old and older can get on the driving seat, a person who is 2 to 5 years old can get on the front passenger seat, and a person who is 13 years old and older can get on the back passenger seat.For 3 persons

Where to buy tickets : Ticket booth at the main gate, ticket for rides booth at the foot of the Clock Tower inside the park, ticket booth at the Grandstand, and so on.

※Ticket booths you can buy tickets may be changed depending on the operating days.

Price : JPY 1,500

※Motopia passport will not give access to this ride. ※Please check the Suzuka Circuit website for the operating days and hours. ※Please be advised that this ride may not be operated due to the schedule for the International racing track. ※Contents are subject to change without prior notice. The operation for the ride may be cancelled in case of rain.

Schedule

※Please be advised that the operation for the ride may be cancelled in case of rain.

Ticket counter map

Ticket counter located under Grandstand seats will close upon last call time above.

PARTNER
MITSUBA TOSHIBA Fujikura
KTC RAYBRIG Castrol BRIDGESTONE Arai HELMET
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  • ※Photos and illustrations used here are only images.

* Please note that the contents are subject to change without prior notice.
* All the prices mentioned here include tax.
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