Alemannenring

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Alemannenring
Alemannenring.svg
Location Singen, Germany Germany
Time zone GMT +1
Capacity 45,000
Opened 1991
Closed 1995
Major events DTM
Surface Asphalt
Length 2.8 km (1.73 mi)
Turns 8
Lap record 1:14,84 (Dario Franchitti, HWA, Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse V6, 1995, DTM)

The Alemannenring was an auto racing circuit in Southern Germany. The circuit was located on public roads around in the industrial area of Singen in Baden-Württemberg. It hosted its final motor race in 1995.

The Circuit[edit]

The circuit is 2.8 km long and based around a series of four lane wide roads in the town of Singen (Hohentweil). The circuit was consistently 14 meters wide, apart from on the start/finish straight were it decreased to 9 meters due to the pitlane.

The track featured only 8 turns, 7 of which were 90 degree turns and the other a 180 degree hairpin turn. There was also a small chicaned section towards the end of the straight on Robert Gerwig Strasse.[1]

The track could be considered as similar to the Norisring, for its street profile, length and for just having 8 turns.

German Touring Car Events[edit]

The circuit hosted a DTM event every year between 1991 and 1995, the only racing the street circuit ever saw.

DTM Victories[edit]

Revival Attempts[edit]

In 2009, a group known as Alemanni Ring eV attempted to revive the circuit to hold another DTM event. It would have been the first time the circuit held a DTM event in the series' new form as the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. Previously, the events had been held when the series was known as the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft. The group took photos and attempted to reform the circuit to show the organisers of the series. Sadly, the group encountered local governmental problems and the organisers of the DTM series decided against holding an event. The group have no disbanded but still maintain a website.[2]

A version of the circuit is available for the popular video game rFactor.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 47°45′20″N 8°52′25″E / 47.75556°N 8.87361°E / 47.75556; 8.87361