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Motorsport Arena Oschersleben

Motorsport Arena Oschersleben
Location Oschersleben, Germany
Major events DTM; FIA GT; SBK; WTCC
Grand Prix Circuit
Length 3.667 km (2.292 mi)
Lap record 1:18.846 (Sergey Afanasyev, DAMS, 2011, Auto GP)
"B" Circuit
Length 2.600 km (1.616 mi)
"C" Circuit
Length 1.100 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 third permanent racecourse, after Nürburgring and Hockenheimring.

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.

Contents

  • The circuit 1
  • Major events 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

The circuit

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.[2] There are key turns to master for a really fast lap. The end of the finish straight is the fastest spot on the circuit. The McDonalds chicane allows for different racing lines. However, an aggressive line may lead to early retirement with broken suspension.[3]

Major events

DTM in 2007

Annual Highlights are

References

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

External links

  • Official website
  • Map and circuit history at RacingCircuits.info
  • Onboard qualifying lap on a Superbike
  • Motorsport Arena Oschersleben in Google Maps
  • Free audio walkthrough of the track, for use with games

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