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Soichiro Honda wanted a test track built near the Honda fac­tory and com­mis­sioned Dutch­man John Hu­gen­holtz to de­sign it. The re­sult was Suzuka which can hold 155,000 spec­ta­tors and still hosts F1 cars. It has not held a Mo­togp race since 2003 when Dai­jiro Kato died in a crash, de­spite the mo­tor­cy­cle lay­out be­ing re­designed af­ter the ac­ci­dent. The Suzuka 8 Hours race is still go­ing strong.

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