Motorsport Arena Oschersleben

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Motorsport Arena Oschersleben
Motorsport Arena Oschersleben.svg
LocationOschersleben, Germany
FIA Grade2
Major eventsDTM; FIA GT; SBK; WTCC
Grand Prix Circuit
Length3.667 km (2.292 mi)
Race lap record1:18.846 (Russia Sergey Afanasyev, DAMS, 2011, Auto GP)
"B" Circuit
Length2.600 km (1.616 mi)
"C" Circuit
Length1.100 km (0.684 mi)

The Motorsport Arena Oschersleben is 3.667 kilometres (2.28 mi) long race track with a width of 11–13 meters and elevation changes of 23 metres. The circuit is located in Oschersleben, Börde (approximately 30 km from Magdeburg), Germany. Its fairly flat contours create a smooth, fast circuit.[1]

Opened on 25 July 1997 as Motopark Oschersleben, it was Germany's fourth permanent racecourse, after Nürburgring, Hockenheimring and Sachsenring.

Motorsport Arena Oschersleben was a venue for FIA's European Touring Car Championship from 2001 to 2004 and the World Touring Car Championship from 2005 to 2011.

The circuit[edit]

Consistently driving quickly is hard work on the fast and smooth circuit. The first turn, modified from its original rounded shape into a sharp 90-degree left, is a frequent source of multi-car accidents especially on the first lap, as a popular YouTube video of a touring race illustrates this case, with former BTCC driver-turned commentator John Cleland remarking that, "The guy who designed this first corner should be taken into a dark room and beat about the head" .[2] There are many key turns to master for a fast lap. The end of the finish straight is the fastest spot on the circuit. The McDonald's chicane allows for different racing lines. However, an aggressive line may lead to early retirement with broken suspension.[3]

Major events[edit]

DTM in 2007

Annual Highlights are


  1. ^ "Oschersleben". 2006. Retrieved 2009-11-16.
  2. ^ "The guy who designed that corner should be taken into a dark room and be beaten (Alonsomania Cap)". 2008. Retrieved 2014-07-13.
  3. ^ "Oschersleben". 2006. Retrieved 2009-11-16.

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Coordinates: 52°01′38″N 11°16′43″E / 52.02722°N 11.27861°E / 52.02722; 11.27861