The Tsukuba circuit is one of my favorite tracks in the game. It is a real track from Japan and is something the ďBest MotoringĒ team often tests on. That lets you compare yourself against professional drivers. From a driving perspective, however, I like Tsukuba for two reasons: itís easy to learn and tough to master. Itís the perfect track to hone your driving skill.
Whether youíre playing Counter-Strike or driving a track in Gran Turismo 4, learning the map is an important part of the game. In Counter-Strike, youíve got to be aware of all the paths to the bombsite and all the common places for campers. In Gran Turismo 4, you need to be familiar enough with the track so that you always know whatís coming up ahead. Tsukuba has relatively few turns, none of which are blind, and they all look unique. Youíll be able to quickly pick up the track after a few laps.
Once you learn the track, youíll be able to focus on driving the car itself. You wonít be spending any effort trying to remember what is coming up next and instead can focus on finding the best race line and having the best throttle and steering control. The way that Tsukuba is designed, itís drivable whether youíre in a minivan or a F1 car. Once you think youíve mastered Tsukuba, you can move on to the wet version and start the learning process all over again.
So, if there is one track that will help you become a better driver, itís the Tsukuba circuit. Itís curvy enough to be fun, but simple enough so that you can learn the track quickly.