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SUGO Co., Ltd. Corporate Profile

Located

6-1 Sugo Murata-machi, Shibata-gun, Miyagi Prefecture

Established

May 1975

President

Wataru Endo

Capital

10 million yen

Invested

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.: 100%

Employees

45

Business

Management of Sportsland SUGO

Phone

+81(224)83 3111

Fax

+81(224)83 3790

Mail

info@sportsland-sugo.jp

1975
May

Japan’s leading motor sports facility covering 2,100,000m2at 6-1 Sugo Murata-machi, Shibata-gun, Miyagi Prefecture. Hotel Kunugi Sanso on site as well as specialized road racing and motocross courses trials course, and go-kart course.

July

The All Japan Road Race Championship is held. Since then held at SUGO every year to date.

1976
May

All Japan Motocross Championship held. Since then held at SUGO every year to date.

July

Campsite opened.

September

1st Japan Kart Grand Prix held.

November

4th All Japan Championship Trial Japan GP held.

1977
April

Hotel Kunugi Sanso expanded to 50 guest rooms for 300 guests (formerly 25 guest rooms). Recreation facilities such as tennis courts, a pool, archery range, putter golf course, and field athletics courses were added.

May

1st TBC Big Road Race held. Japan’s 1st Formula 750 event. Hideo Kanaya won with a YAMAHA-TZ750.

1978
October

4th TBC Big Road Race held. WGP 500 Champion Kenny Roberts participated.

1979
October

All Japan Motocross Championship held. Testumi Mitsuyasu from YAMAHA gained titles in both the 125 cc and 250 cc classes.

1980
August

Increased to 21 tennis courts including indoor courts. Multiple-purpose facility SP Square opened.

1981
August

Seiko World Super Tennis held.

October

1st Murata SUGO Marathon held.

1982
August

The Kadokawa movie “The Last Hero,” originally written by Haruhiko Oyabu, was filmed in Sugo. A racer Tadahiko Taira, participated.

1983
April

S-shaped corner newly constructed at the 1st high speed corner of the high speed of the SUGO road course. As a recreational area for riders and drivers, the Winners Salon opened at the road racing course paddock.

June

SUGO Grand Champion Race held (cars and GC machines)

October

11th TBC Big Road R ace, Kenny Roberts and Eddie Lawson first visited Japan and came to Sugo. Tadahiko Taira who became Champion in the All Japan GP500 class participated

1984

F3000 Championship, GC Championship, GROUP A 300 km Race held.

October

World GP Champion Eddie Lawson and young Wayne Rainey participated in the 12th TBC big road race.

1985

F3000 Championship, GC Championship, GROUP A 300 km Race held.

1987
April

Large -scale r enovation o f t he r acing c ourses, resulting in the present layout with the hairpin curve, S-shaped corner, and SP corner.

May

TT Formula World Championship held.

1988
August

Superbike World Championship held. Held at SUGO every year until 2003.

1994
September

All Japan GT Championship held. Since then held at SUGO every year until 2004. Since 2005, the race changed its name to SUPER GT.

1995

The 20th anniversary of the foundation of Sportsland SUGO.

1996
August

TT Formula World Championship held. Held at SUGO every year to date.

November

Super N1 Endurance Race held. After that changed the name to Super Endurance Race and held every year to date.

2004
November

Sportsland SUGO reinvents itself as a facility that specializes in motor sports business, such as races and race course management.

2005
May

30th anniversary of the foundation of Sportsland SUGO. Motocross World Championship held, for the first time in ten years in Japan.

2006
May

Japan Le Mans Challenge - a new sports car racing category is established. Motocross World Championship held.

June

A new Reception Hall is established as a facility for indoor events, parities, receptions, etc.

2007
May

Japan Le Mans Challenge held.
Motocross World Championship held.

November

In a racing course site, a heliport was constructed.

2008
December

Along with complete renovation of the multi-course, the final event was held. Many top car racers participated.

2009
March

After completing t he renovation, the multi-course re-opened as the "West Course." The escape zone and the safety zone were expanded to further solidify safety on the course.

Example of course use
New model test rides, exhibitions, various tests, club track meets, various events, family track meets, night test rides, gymkhanas, etc.

Access

  • Car
    By Car

    About 35 min from JR Sendai Stn. via the Nishi Road. About 15 min from Sendai-Minami IC. About 3 hrs and 40 min from the metropolitan area via the T ohoku Expressway (get off at the Murata IC). It is about a 40 min drive from SUGO to central Sendai.

  • Shinkansen
    By Shinkansen

    About 90 min at the shortest from Tokyo to Sendai.

  • Air
    By Air

    About a 40 min drive by rental car from Sendai Airport. It is about 17 min by Sendai Airport Access Line from Sendai Airport to JR Sendai Stn.