|Location||Mimasaka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan|
|Time zone||GMT +9|
|Major events||Super GT|
GT World Challenge Asia (2022-)
WTCC Race of Japan (2008-2010)
F1 Pacific Grand Prix (1994-1995)
|Length||3.703 km (2.300 mi)|
|Race lap record||1:14.023 ( Michael Schumacher, Benetton, 1994)|
|Founded||Aida (part of Mimasaka), Okayama Prefecture, Japan (August 13, 1988 )|
|Headquarters||Mimasaka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan|
Okayama International Circuit (岡山国際サーキット), formerly known as TI Circuit Aida (TIサーキット英田) before 2005, is a 3.703 km (2.301 mi) private motorsport race track in Mimasaka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. TI was the abbreviation of "Tanaka International" after the name of the golf club owner, Hajime Tanaka, though the name of the circuit was officially "TI Circuit Aida".
As well as hosting racing events, the circuit has rental facilities including bikes and go karts available.
The course was opened in 1990 as a private motor racing track for the wealthy. Soon, it hosted its first race, staged by veteran British drivers.
In 1994 and 1995, the TI Circuit hosted the Formula One Pacific Grand Prix; both events were won by Michael Schumacher in his early title-winning years. This race made Japan one of only nine countries to ever host more than one Formula One event in the same year (Autopolis was planned to host a second Japanese race in 1993, but it never came to fruition). It was discontinued primarily due to its location in a remote area of the country. The event was also planned to host a race of the 1996 International Touring Car Championship season in August to replace the F1 race, but the race was instead moved to Suzuka Circuit, held in November.
In 1999, defending JGTC GT300 champion Shingo Tachi was killed when he tested a GT500 Toyota Supra after he suffered from a technical failure that prevented him from slowing down for the first turn. Although there was no driver fatality in the JGTC or Super GT race events beforehand, the incident occurred almost a year after Tetsuya Ota's near-fatal, fiery accident at Fuji Speedway.
In March 2003, the Tanaka International Company, parent company of the official circuit owner TI Circuit Company, applied for civil rehabilitation. After the application, Unimat Holding Co., Ltd. announced that it would financially support the TI Circuit Company in keeping the facility open. The company was renamed Okayama International Circuit Co., Ltd. on May 1, 2004, and the circuit was renamed Okayama International Circuit on January 1, 2005.
On October 26, 2008, the circuit hosted a round of the Formula V6 Asia and FIA World Touring Car Championship. The WTCC race was the first FIA world championship race since 1995. However, it was announced on June 21, 2010 that Suzuka Circuit would host the Japan round of the 2011 WTCC season instead of the Okayama International Circuit.
On March 3, 2012, Unimat sold the circuit to Aska Corporation, an auto parts manufacturing company.
The official race lap records at the Okayama International Circuit are listed as:
|GP Circuit: 3.703 km (1990–present)|
|Formula One||1:14.023||Michael Schumacher||Benetton B194||1994 Pacific Grand Prix|
|Super Formula||1:15.237||Nick Cassidy||Dallara SF19||2020 Okayama Super Formula round|
|Super GT-GT500||1:19.710||Takashi Kogure||Honda NSX-GT||2018 Okayama Super GT round|
|Super Formula Lights||1:22.439||Ritomo Miyata||Dallara 320||2020 Okayama Super Formula Lights round|
|Super GT-GT300||1:26.304||Naoya Gamou||Mercedes-AMG GT3||2017 Okayama Super GT round|
|FRJC||1:26.614||Yoshiaki Katayama||Dome F111/3||2021 Okayama FRJC round|
|TCR Touring Car||1:37.793||Takuro Shinohara||Audi RS 3 LMS TCR||2019 Okayama TCR Japan round|
|WTCC||1:48.767||James Thompson||Honda Accord Euro R||2008 FIA WTCC Race of Japan|