Suzuka is on track to returning to the calendar this year, despite the withdrawal from formula one as a competitor of the circuit's owner Honda.

Suzuka is on track to returning to the calendar this year, despite the withdrawal from formula one as a competitor of the circuit's owner Honda.

After an absence while the Toyota-owned Fuji Speedway hosted the Japanese grand prix, Suzuka is scheduled to host October's race as the two circuits now annually alternate.

Suzuka has been busy renovating its ageing facilities in the interim, and those works are nearing completion, with a re-opening set for April 12, Honda said in a statement.

"After a break of two years, the grand prix of Japan, round 15 of the formula one world championship, will be held on October 2-4," Honda confirmed.

 

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