Sachsenring ( Sachsenring ) - a race track in Hohenstein-Ernstthal , near Chemnitz in Saxony, Germany.
Sachsenring is one of the oldest auto / motodroms in Germany. The first races were held here in 1927, through the streets of Hohenstein-Ernsttal, on a temporary track 8.7 km long. In the years 1962-1971. Here was the motorcycle Grand Prix of East Germany. In 1990, the ring was closed, because speed (the average speed set by Giacomo Agostini - 180 km / h) racing on the village streets became very dangerous. To accelerate the integration of East Germany in the first half of the 90s. on the western corner of the former route, a new ring with a length of 2.9 km was built, and in 1995 it was opened for operation. Since 1998, the motorcycle Grand Prix of Germany has moved here from the Nürburgring . In 2000—2002 DTM stages were held here, and in 2000 Klaus Ludwig won his last victory.