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Sachsenring
Sachsenring
Sachsenring.svg
LocationHohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
CEST (DST)
Coordinates50°47?30?N 12°41?20?E / 50.79167°N 12.68889°E / 50.79167; 12.68889Coordinates: 50°47?30?N 12°41?20?E / 50.79167°N 12.68889°E / 50.79167; 12.68889
Opened1927
Major eventsCurrent:
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
German motorcycle Grand Prix (1998-2019, 2021-present)
ADAC GT Masters
(2007-present)
Former:
Sidecar World Championship (2005-2014, 2018)
FIA GT1 (2011)
DTM (2000-2002)
East German motorcycle Grand Prix (1961-1972)
Circuit A Grand Prix Circuit (2003-present)
Length3.671 km (2.281 mi)
Race lap record1:18.362 (Fabio Scherer, Tatuus F4-T014, 2017, Formula 4)
Circuit B OMEGA-circuit
Length2.100 km (1.304 mi)
Circuit C
Length1.700 km (1.056 mi)
Grand Prix Circuit (2001-2002)
Length3.704 km (2.302 mi)
Race lap record1:21.221 (Germany Michael Bartels, Opel Astra V8 Coupé 2002, 2002, DTM)
Grand Prix Circuit (2000)
Length3.386 km (2.104 mi)
Race lap record1:19.971 (Switzerland Marcel Fässler, AMG-Mercedes CLK-DTM 2000, 2000, DTM)
Grand Prix Circuit (1998-1999)
Length3.508 km (2.180 mi)
Race lap record1:28.072 (Brazil Alex Barros, Honda NSR500, 1999, 500cc)
Grand Prix Circuit (1996-1997)
Length3.517 km (2.185 mi)
Original Circuit (1927-1990)
Length8.618 km (5.355 mi)
Sächsische Landschaft - Landkreis Zwickau - Sachsenring und Umgebung.jpg
Websitewww.sachsenring-circuit.com

The Sachsenring (German pronunciation: ['zaksn?] ) is a motorsport racing circuit located in Hohenstein-Ernstthal near Chemnitz in Saxony, Germany. Among other events, it features the annual German motorcycle Grand Prix of the FIM Grand Prix motorcycle racing world championship.

History

Comparison of original and modern layouts of Sachsenring

The first race was held on 26 May 1927 on an 8.618 km (5.355 mi) layout on public roads, running also through the village of Hohenstein-Ernstthal itself. It was dubbed "Sachsenring" in 1937.

The East German motorcycle Grand Prix was held there from 1962 to 1971. The local two stroke MZ bikes of Zschopau were competitive during this time. The quickest lap was achieved by 15 time World Champion Giacomo Agostini on a MV Agusta with a 180 km/h (110 mph) average. After West German Dieter Braun won in 1971 and the East German fans sang the West German National Anthem in celebration (as is the case in sport, the winner's National Anthem is played after the event), the event was limited to East European entrants for political reasons.

Aerial view

In 1990, with faster Western machinery now available, racing through the village became too dangerous with some fatalities (this can be compared with the Isle of Man TT).

Main straight

To accelerate redevelopment of eastern Germany in the new unified Germany, a 2.9 km (1.8 mi) short track berg corner was built in the 1990s to bring international motorsport to the eastern part of Germany. In 1996, IDM motorcycle racing and the ADAC Super Tourenwagen Cup resumed racing here. The DTM raced here in 2000, with Klaus Ludwig winning at age 51, but the DTM did not return after 2002, preferring international venues.

Since 1998, the German motorcycle Grand Prix moved to the Sachsenring from Nürburgring. In recent years, the track has been made faster and longer again, with the length now being 3.671 km (2.281 mi). Since 2007, the Sachsenring is part of the regular schedule of ADAC GT Masters. In 2011 the FIA GT1 World Championship held one of its race weekends at the Sachsenring.

Layout history

Most wins

Grand Prix motorcycle racing

# Wins Rider Years won*
11 Spain Marc Márquez 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021

* German grand Prix was not held in 2020.

Lap records

The lap records at the Sachsenring are listed as:

Category Time Driver Vehicle Event
Grand Prix Circuit: 3.671 km (2003-present)
ADAC Formula 4 1:18.362[1] Fabio Scherer Tatuus F4-T014 2017 Sachsenring ADAC Formula 4 round
GT3 1:18.603[2] Luca Stolz Mercedes-AMG GT3 2017 Sachsenring ADAC GT Masters round
GT1 1:19.602[3] Nicky Catsburg Chevrolet Corvette C6.R 2011 FIA GT1 Sachsenring round
MotoGP 1:21.228 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 2019 German motorcycle Grand Prix
Moto2 1:23.767 Remy Gardner Kalex Moto2 2021 German motorcycle Grand Prix
Moto3 1:26.714 Can Öncü KTM RC250GP 2019 German motorcycle Grand Prix
TCR Touring Car 1:26.749[4] Luca Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 2018 Sachsenring TCR Germany round
GT4 1:27.914[5] Mads Siljehaug KTM X-Bow GT4 2019 Sachsenring ADAC GT4 round
MotoE 1:28.322 Niki Tuuli Energica Ego 2019 German motorcycle Grand Prix
Grand Prix Circuit: 3.704 km (2001-2002)
DTM 1:21.221[6] Michael Bartels Opel Astra V8 Coupé 2002 2002 Sachsenring DTM round
MotoGP 1:26.226 Valentino Rossi Honda RC211V 2002 German motorcycle Grand Prix
500cc 1:26.808 Shinya Nakano Yamaha YZR500 2001 German motorcycle Grand Prix
250cc 1:27.233 Marco Melandri Aprilia RSV250 2001 German motorcycle Grand Prix
125cc 1:29.486 Steve Jenkner Aprilia RS125R 2002 German motorcycle Grand Prix
Grand Prix Circuit: 3.386 km (2000)
DTM 1:19.971[7] Marcel Fässler AMG-Mercedes CLK-DTM 2000 2000 Sachsenring DTM round
250cc 1:23.575 Olivier Jacque Yamaha YZR250 2000 German motorcycle Grand Prix
500cc 1:23.918 Tadayuki Okada Honda NSR500 2000 German motorcycle Grand Prix
125cc 1:26.150 Youichi Ui Derbi RS125R 2000 German motorcycle Grand Prix
Grand Prix Circuit: 3.508 km (1998-1999)
500cc 1:28.072 Alex Barros Honda NSR500 1999 German motorcycle Grand Prix
250cc 1:28.625 Tetsuya Harada Aprilia RSV 250 1998 German motorcycle Grand Prix
125cc 1:30.159 Emilio Alzamora Honda RS125R 1999 German motorcycle Grand Prix

Spectators at the MotoGP since 1998

Year Spectators Growth
1998 142,000  
1999 151,000 + 6.34%
2000 161.000 + 6.62%
2001 177,000 + 9.94%
2002 184,500 + 4.24%
2003 204,000 + 10.57%
2004 207,745 + 1.84%
2005 216,457 + 4.19%
2006 219,848 + 1.57%
2007 226,944 + 3.23%
2008 221,492 - 2.40%
2009 214,711 - 3,06%
2010 224,668 + 4.64%
2011 230,133 + 2.4%
2012 195,695 - 15%
2013 204,491 + 4.5%
2014 209,408 + 2.4%
2015 211,588 + 1%

References

  1. ^ "2017 ADAC Formula 4 Sachsenring Session Facts". Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ "ADAC GT Masters Sachsenring 2017". Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ "FIA GT1 World Championship Sachsenring 2011". Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ "ADAC TCR Germany Sachsenring 2018 Race 1 Results" (PDF). Retrieved 2021.
  5. ^ "ADAC GT4 Sachsenring 2019". Retrieved 2021.
  6. ^ "2002 DTM Sachsenring Statistics". Retrieved 2022.
  7. ^ "2000 DTM Sachsenring Statistics". Retrieved 2022.

Bibliography

  • Wolfgang Hallmann: Das war der Sachsenring - Geschichte und Gegenwart einer legendären Rennstrecke; Chemnitzer Verlag, Chemnitz; 1996; ISBN 3-928678-32-9

External links


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