Über die Strecke


Seit den zwanziger Jahren fanden auf gesperrten öffentlichen Straßen in der Gegend von Chemnitz Auto- und Motorradrennen statt und wurden noch bis 1990 gefahren. Man entschied jedoch, dass der acht Kilometer lange Kurs in der dicht besiedelten Gegend nicht tragbar ist und ein brandneuer Kurs, bekannt als Sachsenring, wurde 1996 zehn Kilometer westlich von Chemnitz gebaut. Obwohl die Strecke hauptsächlich für Fahrertrainings und als Straßentransports-Sicherheitsstation genutzt wurde, wurde auf dem Sachsenring 1998 der erste FIM MotoGP gefahren. Seitdem wurde die Strecke oft verbessert, um sie besser für derartige Events nutzen zu können. Fixe Boxen wurden rechtzeitig für die Saison 2001 eingebaut. Zahlreiche enge Kurven machen den Sachsenring zu einem der langsamen Strecken im Kalender, dafür mangelt es nie an spannender Rennaction.
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Strecke nach Kategorie

Kategorie Runden Gesamtdistanz Ende im Falle einer roten Flagge
MotoGP™ 30 110,13 Km / 68,43 Miles 23
Moto2™ 25 91,78 Km / 57,03 Miles 19
Moto3™ 23 84,43 Km / 52,46 Miles 17
MotoE™ 11 40,38 Km / 25,09 Miles 8


  • Gesamtlänge

    3,67Km / 2,28 Miles

  • Streckenbreite

    12m / 39,37ft

  • Längste Gerade

    700m / 2296.59ft

  • Rechtskurven


  • Linkskurven


Racing has taken place in the area around Chemnitz, Germany since the 1920s. The more modern circuit of Sachsenring, 8km west of the town, was built in 1996 and hosted its first MotoGP ™ race in 1998.

Chemnitz, Germany

The track underwent a significant update in 2001. Its numerous tight corners make it a challenge for MotoGP’s technicians, with a spectacular plunging downhill right-hander nicknamed ‘The Waterfall’ giving riders plenty to focus on. In Germany races attract huge crowds, and the country has produced many talented riders over the years such as Anton Mang, Rolf Waldmann and Dieter Braun. 2011 Moto2 ™ World Champion Stefan Bradl and 2012 Moto3 ™ title winner Sandro Cortese continue the success story in more recent times.

Useful Information

General Information

Full name: Sachsenring, Saxony, Germany

Capital city: Berlin

Time Zone: GMT +1



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Official Programme

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Official Programme
Why we love Germany and Saxony

Germany has undergone great change over the decades, largely since its reunification following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Of note was its colorful celebration of the FIFA World Cup in 2006, which highlighted so well the country’s modern, multicultural personality. The reinvention and resurgence of Berlin itself has been remarkable over recent decades, and is now one of the most exciting and enthralling of Europe’s great cities. In the heart of the ‘old continent’, Germany’s rich and often turbulent past has left a legacy of artistic, architectural and historical treasures. The contrast between past and present is evident across the country in cities such as Munich, Cologne, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Düsseldorf, where fine old buildings and museums often sit adjacent to new bars, trendy restaurants, shops and modern art galleries. Throughout the year Germany’s plentiful forests, rivers, lakes and mountains offer great adventures and an ideal escape from big city life. Formerly behind what was once called the ‘Iron Curtain’ during the Cold War years, the state of Saxony is where you will find Sachsenring. It is also home to three sizeable cities which have each undergone great changes of their own over the course of modern times; Dresden, Leipzig and Chemnitz.

Finding the right accommodation

Sachsenring is located near Hohenstein-Ernstthal, a small urban area with a population of around 15,000. However, in the town itself and the surrounding area there are many hotels and guesthouses. Both the cities of Chemnitz and nearby Zwickau have more going on in the evenings than the small towns near Sachsenring, and both have plenty of choices in terms of hotels, guesthouses and rental properties. Dresden and Leipzig provide even more choice in terms of accommodation with a wide selection of hotels suitable for all budgets. Also renting private accommodation, whether it is a house for a week or a city-centre apartment for a few nights, there are good options whereever you choose to base yourself.

Tips for visiting Chemnitz and Saxony

Beer is popular in Germany, and throughout Saxony there are many traditional breweries which have always remained faithful to the sixteenth-century ‘Reinheitsgebot’ - the world’s oldest Purity law. Local beers such as Radeberger and Wernesgrüner come highly recommended by residents and visitors alike, and the Freiberger Brauhaus in Freiberg is the oldest brewery in Saxony, with roots traced back to 1266. The German tradition of ‘Kaffee und Kuchen’ is said to originate in Saxony. Enjoying coffee and cake in one of Leipzig’s many coffeehouses is a fine way to spend an hour or two. Saxon cuisine traditionally features freshwater fish such as carp or trout, whilst potato soup, Blinsen (a pancake) and Klitscher (a potato pancake) can often be found on local menus. The German staples of good quality sausage, schnitzel, roast pork, and of course pretzels, are easy to find throughout Saxony; Greek, Italian and Turkish influences are also evident in modern German cuisine.

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