Sendai Hi-Land Raceway v1.0

Slightly longer due to lengthened home-/backstraight, proper route and radii, very similar elevation

  1. Patrick8308
    Theme:
    Eifel
    Number Of Turns:
    17
    Length:
    4.206
    Length (Unit):
    km
    Replica of Sendai Hi-Land Raceway v1.0

    Here’s my recreation of the wonderful circuit in northern Japan.

    The track was damaged by the 2011 earthquakes and is permanently closed since September 2014. There are plans to turn the land into a solar-power park now.

    Besides the All-Japan GT championship and the Super Taikyu endurance series no major championship racing was held at Sendai. Still it was used for club racing, testing and manufacturer days. Also the circuit was used extensively in the development of the latest version of the Nissan GT-R.

    The track was built on the site of an entertainment complex and opened in 1986. While the home- and backstraights are rather flat the rest of the course wounds around the hillside. The route rises from T 7 to T 9 so the top of the track is after T 9. Some pretty tricky dropping turns (T 10/11 and T 13/14) lead down the valley again.

    The circuit can be described as rather technical but also includes high speed sections.

    v1.0 Release Notes:
    • proper track width (12 m)
    • track length ca. 140 m longer than original
    • home- and backstraight had to be lengthened due to TPE 600 m force
    • accurate route drawn over aerial image with some adjustments from T 7 to T 9 to depart from flanking track parts
    • correct radii for every turn thanks to an available radii map
    • overall elevation very similar to original with only some differences
    • curbs placed at original positions
    • some tents placed to represent track facilities like parking lots or houses
    • many trees and banks visualize the original atmosphere
    Enjoy racing at Sendai Hi-Land Raceway!

    Original Track onboard lap



    Original Track Map

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    Replica Track Map

    Sendai_Replica_Map.png
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Recent Reviews

  1. reefer
    reefer
    5/5,
    Version: v1.0
    Absolutely first class - love this track. Great job mate!
    1. Patrick8308
      Author's Response
      Thanks Joe! Great to hear such a fast driver like you worships a track of mine. Your rating is much apreciated - especially since Sendai is rather unknown. But I think it's a really fine track and tried to replicate it as good as possible.
  2. Azabear6
    Azabear6
    5/5,
    Version: v1.0
    Great track thank you. Your tracks are always top class having alot of enjoyment racing on this. Cheers
    1. Patrick8308
      Author's Response
      Really good to hear that. Thanks for the review.
  3. GT6champNK_69
    GT6champNK_69
    5/5,
    Version: v1.0
    Nice work on your version of this track. I like turn 1,2,3, and 4,5,6,7,8,13,14,16,17.
    I made this myself long ago without elevation, I most say, it's much better with.
    Great little race track, great for Track day meetings online, testing tunes, and club racing.
    1. Patrick8308
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the very positive review!