The IndyCar Series has announced that it will run on the road course during its final visit to the Motegi circuit this year.
The Motegi event had always taken place on the egg-shaped oval version of the track since the series made its debut there in 2003.
However, with the damage sustained during the March earthquakes, IndyCar has announced that the race will instead take place on the 2.98-mile road course.
The event, scheduled for September 18, will be the last one at Motegi, which will not return to the calendar next year.
"In conjunction with Mobilityland, we have made the decision to move forward with our race in Motegi after closely monitoring the on-going situation in Japan for several months," said INDYCAR CEO Randy Bernard.
"After weighing a variety of options, we felt it was best to move the race to the road course. We understand that Japan is steadily moving forward with reconstruction and we look forward to entertaining our strong fan base at Motegi with our inaugural run on the road course."