The Sachsenring, home of the German Moto GP, has a rich and long-standing history with motorcycle racing dating back to 1927. Located in Hohenstein-Ernstthal near Chemnitz in Saxony, Germany, the technical and demanding Sachsenring delivers plenty of thrilling races.
The circuit was officially named the Sachsenring in 1937, despite still being run on public roads. The German race has been a part of the MotoGP calendar since 1952, but for several decades has used different tracks such as the Nurburgring, Hockenheimring, and Nordschleife.
The purpose-built Sachsenring as we know it was opened in 1996, and while it still contained parts of the old course, it was now fully-compliant to safety standards. The first MotoGP race was held on the closed circuit in 1988 and the German GP found its new permanent home.
The Sachsenring also annually hosts the ADAC Sachsenring Classic, GT Masters, and SuperX Cup. It previously hosted rounds of the German Touring Car series DTM and FIA GT1 World Championship.
The 3.67 kilometer, 12 meter-wide, anti-clockwise circuit has 10 left-handed turns, only 3 right-handed turns, and a longest straight of 700 meters. The shortest track on the MotoGP calendar, its tight corners also make it one of the slowest tracks.
Ongoing renovations and upgrades throughout the years, along with the recent resurfacing of the track, have made Sachsenring a state-of-the-art circuit truly worthy of its place on the MotoGP calendar. Race weekend attendances are consistently above 200,000.
Marc Marquez is the active rider with the most premier class victories on this circuit, while German rider Jonas Folger currently holds the circuit record.
Major events happening at the Sachsenring in 2019
- July 5-7: 2019 German MotoGP (Buy tickets)
- September 27-29: ADAC Formula 4 + ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship + ADAC GT Masters