How many tracks are at Ebisu?
Overview. The Ebisu Circuit complex features 7 individual tracks plus 2 skid pad type circuits. The circuits are, Nishi (West), Kita (North), Higashi (East), Minami (South) as well as Drift Land, the School Course, The Touge (mountain pass) and ‘KuruKuru Land’ which are the skidpads.
Which Ebisu track has the jump?
Then there’s South or ‘Minami’ course – also know as the ‘Drift Stadium’ course – which is where most drift competitions are held, and it’s the track with the famous ‘jump’.
What happened to Ebisu race track?
As you would expect from an earthquake of this magnitude, highways were crippled, and landslides were triggered. Part of the hill that Ebisu sits on collapsed, destroying a decent chunk of one corner. Designed by drifting legend Nobushige Kumakubo, the Ebisu complex is made up of seven tracks and two skid pans.
Is Ebisu Circuit being rebuilt?
Amazingly, the Higashi (East) Course has been repaired, repaved with a fresh coat of tarmac, and will be reopening April 1. The other adjacent courses however, still require attention and restoration and will need more than new asphalt.
Where is drifting most popular?
Japan was the birthplace of drifting. It was most popular in the All Japan Touring Car Championship races.
How did drifting start in Japan?
Drifting was first made popular in Japan and was quickly adopted by the west in the late ’90s. It was started by a Japanese racing driver called Kunimitsu Takahashi who started his career in motorcycling but turned his hand to the car racing in the All Japan Touring Car Championship.
What happened at Ebisu?
The earthquake triggered landslides around the region, collapsing highways and obscuring roadways. At Ebisu Circuit, photos of the destruction show giant swaths of the track broken and covered with dirt and mud, and the cleanup will be extensive.
How much does it cost to go to Ebisu?
Go out, familiarize yourself with the many tracks that Ebisu has to offer and get some practice for the G1GP! Skid pan is 2,000 Yen Per Day and circuit entry only 1,500 Yen per day, Per PERSON.
What does Ebisu mean?
Gods of Luck
Ebisu, in Japanese mythology, one of the Shichi-fuku-jin (“Seven Gods of Luck”), the patron of fishermen and tradesmen. He is depicted as a fat, bearded, smiling fisherman often carrying a rod in one hand and a tai (sea bream—i.e., a red snapper—symbolic of good luck) in the other.
How many drift courses are there in Ebisu Circuit?
Ebisu circuit is quite literally heaven on earth for drifters. Inside the massive complex, there are 7 race circuits and 2 skid pans – yes SEVEN tracks in one complex! Four out of the seven tracks are full-time dedicated drift tracks. North course, South course, School course and Touge (mountain pass) course.
Where can I buy a drift car in Ebisu?
Anyone can come to Ebisu and drift! There are a ton of options. You can bring your own car. You can buy a car through Powervehicles which is situated inside of the Ebisu circuit. You can buy a car privately through FB groups like Gaijin Ebisu Drift cars where most of the cars are at Ebisu already.
How many tracks are there in the Ebisu complex?
Designed by drifting legend Nobushige Kumakubo, the Ebisu complex is made up of seven tracks and two skid pans. Each weaving their way through the mountainous region with dramatic elevation changes.
Who is the creator of the Ebisu Circuit?
Designed and built by drift driver Nobushige Kumakubo, Ebisu Circuit is one of the premier drifting-based tracks in the world.