The Sachsenring is known by most motorcycle racing fans. This prominence has historic origins because motorcycle races were highly fashionable in the 1920s, although appropriate racetracks were mostly nonexistent. As a result, the Sachsenring opened in 1927. The restructuring of the Sachenring with its long-standing history has been a particularly attractive assignment for our team.
Homologation with Profound Modifications
As oldtimer among racetracks, the Sachsenring definelty deserved an upgrade. Tilke completed the modernization in 2001 which included, besides the Homologation of category 2, a new grandstand, a new pit building and a race control tower.
The revamped Sachsenring stretches over 3.66 kilometer and features long straights but also fast curves. Our architects placed special emphasis on safety as the circuit requires high driving capabilities. At the same time, we ensured that the fast downhill section before the Queckenberg-Curve stands out as special feature and thereby adds further to the unique profile of the Sachsenring.
Sachsenring – Stronghold of German Motorsport
In line with Oschersleben and Lausitzring, the Sachsenring is the flagship of motor racing in the East of Germany. The annual highlight of the season is the premier class of motorcycle racing, the MotoGP, which the Sachsenring has been hosting again since 1998 with increasing popularity. The organizers estimated that around 210,000 spectators visited the Sachenring during the MotoGP weekend in 2015. Similarly, the ADAC GT Masters in Hohenstein-Ernstthal takes place every year since 2007 – in 2011 even the FIA GT1 world cup had a special run on the Sachsenring.