Sugo Circuit Information

Brent Avis
by Brent Avis
Sugo was founded in 1975 as a test-track by Yamaha and since then hashosted a series of major sports events, such as All-Japan RoadracingChampionship, and other international bike and car meetings. It firstheld a round of the WSBK championship in 1988 and has continued thetradition every year since. Sugo is located 300 km north-east of Tokyoand the complex also contains a hotel, an athletics track and a motocrosscircuit. Japanese riders have taken victory in every race held here since1995 when Corser and Fogarty shared the wins for Ducati...

CIRCUIT RECORDSLap Record: Tamada (Honda) 1:29.522 (2001);Superpole: Tamada (Honda) 1:28.797;Qualifying: Tamada (Honda) 1:28.658 (2001).2001 RESULTSRace 1:1. Tamada (Honda);2. Corser (Aprilia);3. Izutsu (Kawasaki).Race 2:1. Tamada (Honda);2. Izutsu (Kawasaki);3. Serizawa (Kawasaki).
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