Tuesday 1st October, 2019
Track of The Month – October 2019
Suzuka – Japan
This October, Suzuka is The Race Centre’s Track of the Month.
Opened in 1962 as a test track, Suzuka is one of the few circuits in the world that boasts a figure of 8 layouts with the back straight passing over the front section by a bridge. Based in the city of Suzuka, it hosts a number of big motorsport events with the main ones being the 17th round of the F1 calendar in October and the 10 Hours of Suzuka.
Today, Suzuka is seen by F1 fans as one of the most enjoyed and exciting tracks on the Formula One calendar. With it’s swooping fast “esses” section, long straights and fast turns it lends itself perfectly to close fast racing which can leave both fans and drivers wanting more.
We hope that you enjoy the challenge and excitement of Suzuka this month at The Race Centre.
See below for an onboard lap of Suzuka with a 1994 Tyrell driven by Ukyo Katayama in the 1994 F1 season.
We hope you enjoy this fantastic circuit and the cars we have chosen!
What can you drive this month?
By the way, you are welcome to drive any of the month’s vehicles at any time in an Open Practice Session. As a rule, all lap times and telemetry are recorded for your immediate viewing and future reference.
Competition Vehicle Prize
A Class – Expert F1 Williams FW16 £50 Cash (1st)
B Class – Professional F1 McLaren MP4/6 Free First Monday (1st)
C Class – Intermediate Japanese F3 Free First Monday (1st – 3rd)
D Class – Rookie Formula Ford Free First Monday (1st – 5th)
See best laps for this competition in the Drivers’ Paddock.
Who can win?
For instance, new drivers to The Race Centre will be automatically classified as a Class D driver. As a result of winning in a class will gain you promotion to the next class. Lastly, you have to win Class B twice to progress to Class A.
Competition Eligible Classes Promotion
A – Expert A, B, C, D –
B – Professional B, C, D A
C – Intermediate C, D B
D – Rookie D only C
In short, Competition Terms and Conditions
As a rule. all potential prize winning laps must be verified by a TRC staff member.
In all cases, for a lap to be legal, your vehicle must have two or more wheels inside or touching the white lines at all times.
Furthermore, vehicles must be running all standard TRC settings for the month.
By the way, free entry to First Monday is for the next event and is non transferable.
Also, multiple Class wins within a month will result in prizes for the highest win only. Ordinarily, lower “wins” will be passed to the next highest competitors.
Consequently, TRC Staff are not eligible to win prizes. Consequently, any winning positions held by staff will defer to the next highest driver.
Lastly, cash prizes available at the following First Monday event or within a max of 30 days of competition end.