The Grand Prix weekend at the Sachsenring racing circuit in Hohenstein-Ernstthal promises adrenaline-pumping action on two wheels. This is motor sport and entertainment at its very best with a high-calibre line-up in the World Championship classes Moto2, Moto3 and the elite MotoGP, exciting races in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, the ADAC Junior Cup and the Sidecar World Championship, plus a fantastic range of accompanying events at the go-kart track on Altmarkt and on Ankerberg hill.
The Sachsenring, one of the most distinguished racetracks in Germany, hosts the German Motorcycle Grand Prix every year, attracting well over 200,000 spectators. Car, bike and motorcycle racing has taken place here since 1927 – on a circuit that has always been considered one of the narrowest and most dangerous around. From 1961 to 1972 it was the venue for the East German Grand Prix which saw the great Giacomo Agostini regularly achieve almost impossibly fast lap times. Just like the German Grand Prix, held here since 1998, this race counted towards the motorcycling world championships. And you are still as close to the action as ever: the Thursday 'pit walk' offers an opportunity to meet the stars of MotoGP and their future successors from the Moto2 and Moto3 classes. The number of tickets for the drivers' paddock and pit lane are limited though, so early booking is recommended. But the fans know that already – they have been looking forward to this event all year.