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Sachsenring - GERMANY

Liqui Moly Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland

Circuit information

Length: 3.671 m / 2.281 miles

Width: 12m

Left Curves: 10

Right curves: 3

The longest straight: 700 m / 0.435 miles

Built: 1996

Modified: 2003

Car and bike races have been held on closed public roads in the area around the town of Chemnitz, Germany since the 1920s and were still taking place until as recently as 1990. It was decided, however, that the five mile course through such a densely populated area was no longer suitable and a new circuit was built five miles west of Chemnitz in 1996. Although mainly used as a driver training centre and road transport safety station, Sachsenring first hosted MotoGP in 1998 and many improvements have taken place since then, including a drastic layout enhancement in 2001. Numerous tight corners make it one of the slower tracks on the calendar but there is never any shortage of close racing action.

Balda’s thought

Sachsenring is a circuit that not many people like, but I must say that it is a track where you don’t get bored and it is interesting because there are many left, turns and for this reason I like it, because left turns are good for me. It is a very small track, it looks like a kart track. It’s nice because it’s all pretty banking, there are ups and downs, then there’s the big turn with that spectacular downhill and the big downhill braking. The last corner uphill is very strange, initially you don’t see the exit.