Autopolis v1.0

Only 30 m shorter, proper route with correct radii, elevation very similar for most of the track

  1. Patrick8308
    Theme:
    Eifel
    Number Of Turns:
    19
    Length:
    4.641
    Length (Unit):
    km
    Replica of Autopolis v1.0

    This is my recreation of the magnificent circuit at a mountainous region in southern Japan.

    The circuit opened in 1990 and was built at a cost of $500 million by the wealthy real-estate developer and investment banker Tomonori Tsurumaki (who made headlines in 1989, when during a Paris auction, he successfully bid a Pablo Picasso painting Les Noces de Pierrette for $51.3 million from his Tokyo hotel room).

    Meanwhile the circuit has changed hands several times, in 2005 it was finally purchased by Kawasaki Motor Company.

    The only major international race held at Autopolis was the 1991 World Sportscar Championship season final race, the 1991 430km of Autopolis which was won by Michael Schumacher and Karl Wendlinger in a Sauber Mercedes C291. The plans of an F1 race could never be realized as the circuit can only be reached through relatively narrow winding mountain roads and hotels for visitors are hours away.

    Today Autopolis hosts domestic series only including Super GT, Super Formula, the Super Taikyu endurance series and the All Japan Road Race Championship for motorcycles.

    The layout of the track provides a great flow and there are quite massive elevation changes.

    While the homestraight is the highest point of the track T 3 to T 7 and T 12/13 are located at the bottom of the terrain. For that reason the section out of T 1 and the section from T 11 to T 12 are downhill while the other sections (T 7 to T 11 and T 13 to T 18 are uphill). That results in some challenging and fast corner combinations and beautiful views to the woodland landscape.

    v1.0 Release Notes:
    • proper track width (12 m)
    • track length only 30 m longer than original
    • accurate route drawn over aerial image
    • correct radii for every turn thanks to an available radii map
    • elevation close to original for most parts of the track
    • curbs placed at original positions
    • sadly TPE didn’t allow the position of the characteristic track gate
    • furthermore at T 18 only one grandstand was placeable
    • some tents placed to represent track facilities like parking lots or houses
    • many trees and banks symbolize the original atmosphere
    • picturesque views going down to T 3 and T 12
    Have fun racing this great track!

    Original Track onboard lap



    Original Track Map

    Autopolis_Map.png
    Replica Track Map

    Autopolis_Replica_Map.png

    Original Aerial View

    Autopolis_Aerial.jpg

    Original Elevation and Radii

    Autopolis_Elevation_Radii.jpg

Recent Reviews

  1. BenMillard
    BenMillard
    5/5,
    Version: v1.0
  2. Silvio
    Silvio
    5/5,
    Version: v1.0
    Congratulaitions. There is no words to explain how excellent work you done. Thanx a lot
    1. Patrick8308
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the high rating, very much apreciated! Have fun @ Autopolis.
  3. proudhon_run
    proudhon_run
    5/5,
    Version: v1.0
    Same for me, 5 stars for this track. Very cool, good work. 500pp RS, 450pp SS no problemo, no bad surprises, really fluid. We can not leave this circuit, it is too fun. :-)
    1. Patrick8308
      Author's Response
      Thanks for rating and testing this track. I'm pleased you enjoy Autopolis.
  4. GT6champNK_69
    GT6champNK_69
    5/5,
    Version: v1.0
    An absolutely spot on creation, you got the elevation much better than mine. It's really, really close to the real thing, good job. It's a ********** star track. Thank you for sharing it. :)
    1. Patrick8308
      Author's Response
      Very enthusiastic review! :-) I'm really happy you like it that much. Thanks!