The Twin Ring Motegi facility holds a unique place in the annals of the FIM Trial World Championship and will add to its long and illustrious history when it’s the venue for TrialGP Japan, round two of the 2020 series.
Built by Honda in 1997, it was the venue for the very first TrialGP Japan ever held in 2000 and every year since has hosted a round of the championship – an unparalleled record that is unmatched in the series’ 45-year history.
Named after its two Tarmac race circuits, Twin Ring Motegi lies 140km to the north of Tokyo and will be the only flyaway event in 2020 but is well worth the trip with two days of competition scheduled.
The Trial itself is very compact and easy to follow on foot with a mixture of man-made hazards and natural hill climbs. The Japanese hospitality and organisation is second to none and while the food is very different to that found in Europe, there is plenty of variety and western alternatives to cater for all appetites.
Transfer from Tokyo by hire car or train is relatively straightforward with many European languages spoken throughout Japan.
Twin Ring Motegi
120-1 Hiyama Motegimachi
TrialGP - TrialGP Women - Trial2 - Trial125
Starting area: 185m / Maximum sections: 226m
GMT/UTC +9 hour
Ibaraki airport - 65km / Narita International airport - 125km
Japan Tourism Agency - www.mlit.go.jp/kankocho/en/ - +81 035 253 8111
Adult 4,300 yen / Junior high school student 1,200 yen / Elementary school student 600 yen / Infant 300yen