Sachsenring racetrack can look back on an eventful history. Through several very distinct political eras it has been the venue for high-calibre races such as the Motorcycle Grand Prix.
Set right in the heart of Saxony, the Sachsenring attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. The first motorcycle races were held here in 1927, and the course acquired its current name in 1937. After the Second World War, races were held every Sunday from 1949, but from 1973 only drivers from the Eastern Bloc were allowed to take part. This restriction lasted until 1990, when general racing was resumed, still on the historic track that ran directly through the village of Hohenstein- Ernstthal. While this added to the unique atmosphere of the race, it was not really compatible with the requirements of modern traffic. However, a solution presented itself when a driving safety centre opened on the Sachsenring in 1995. This can be turned into a racetrack for cars and motorcycles as needed. Although parts of the 'new' Sachsenring consist of the historical track, this has been brought up to the highest modern safety standards, retaining the thrill of speed, but removing the danger. The MotoGP races at the Sachsenring have by now achieved legendary status. Other major events are the ADAC Masters and the International German Motorcycle Championships. Discover amazing action on two or four wheels as the race is on!
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