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.

Location Information
Length 3.671 kilometres / 2.281 miles
Width 12 metres
Left corners 10
Right corners 3
Longest straight 0.700 kilometres / 0.435 miles
Constructed 1996
Modified 2001 (resurfaced in 2017)

Lerchenstraße, 09337 Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany - View in Google Maps

www.sachsenring-circuit.com

Records

Pole Position 1m 20.336s (164.5km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
Race Lap 1m 21.530s (162km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
Race Time 41m 01.087s (161km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
2016 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)
MotoGP 2017
Preview Round 9   Germany

This year’s Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland marks the midway point of one of the closest seasons ever, with Marc Marquez, fresh from a podium finish in Assen three days ago, lying fourth in the Championship standings, just 11 points off the lead, and teammate Dani Pedrosa in fifth at -28.… read more.


MotoGP 2016
Race Round 9   Germany

A mix of pure talent, tactics, teamwork and a cool head earned Marc Marquez and the Repsol Honda Team one of the best wins in one of the most difficult, mixed-conditions races so far this season. Marc has therefore maintained his perfect record at the Sachsenring, winning the German GP… read more.


MotoGP 2016
Qualifying Round 9   Germany

Marc Marquez’s incredible 1’21.160 lap time in today’s qualifying session at a much warmer and sunnier Sachsenring circuit earned him the 62nd pole of his career and the seventh in a row at the German track across all classes. The Repsol Honda man has been among the top three in… read more.


MotoGP 2016
Practice Round 9   Germany

Decidedly un-summer-like temperatures (max air 16° C, ground 19°) made the opening day of the German GP quite demanding for the riders today. The Sachsenring Circuit is already tough on tyres due to majority of left-hand corners that make it difficult to keep effective operational heat in the right-side rubber,… read more.


MotoGP 2016
Preview Round 9   Germany

The ninth round of the MotoGP World Championship, scheduled for this weekend at the Sachsenring circuit, marks the midway point in the 2016 season, with Marc Marquez leading the Championship classification and teammate Dani Pedrosa lying in fourth place. The Sachsenring is one of the slower tracks on the calendar,… read more.


MotoGP 2015
Race Round 9   Germany

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has sealed a perfect weekend in Germany after his sixth victory in a row in Sachsenring, recording a new race lap record en route to victory, following his pole position record yesterday. Teammate Dani Pedrosa also had a strong race, fending off Championship leader Valentino Rossi… read more.


MotoGP 2015
Qualifying Round 9   Germany

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa put on a masterclass today at Germany’s Sachsenring, dominating qualifying with a 1-2 finish. Having led every session so far of the weekend, Marc began qualifying calm but confident. He smashed his own lap record by 0.6 seconds (1’20.937, 2014) on his second… read more.


MotoGP 2015
Practice Round 9   Germany

It’s been a positive first day in Sachsenring for the Repsol Honda Team after reigning World Champion, Marc Marquez, finished fastest in both practice sessions with teammate, Dani Pedrosa, just 0.268 seconds behind him in 5th. With conditions improving from this morning’s cold temperature of 13ºC to 17ºC (and track… read more.


MotoGP 2015
Preview Round 9   Germany

After a strong race weekend in Assen for 2014 World Champion, Marc Marquez, finishing second to Valentino Rossi and a difficult race for Dani Pedrosa after his warm up crash, the Repsol Honda riders are en route to Germany. The German GP attracts some of the biggest crowds on the… read more.


MotoGP 2014
Race Round 9   Germany

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has made it an unbelievable nine wins from nine races this season with a perfect weekend in Germany, clinching pole position, fastest race lap (lap 21/30 1’22.037) and the race victory. Teammate, Dani Pedrosa, finished in second place – just 1.4s behind Marc – to earn… read more.


MotoGP 2014
Qualifying Round 9   Germany

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has recorded his seventh pole of the season for tomorrow’s German GP, with teammate Dani Pedrosa in second and local boy Stefan Bradl completing the front row aboard his satellite LCR Honda. After a tricky FP4 session where rain was a constant threat, the sun was… read more.


MotoGP 2014
Practice Round 9   Germany

The Repsol Honda Team have endured a tough start to the German GP in Sachsenring, with both Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa crashing. Marc’s crash came this morning on his fifth lap in turn two, where the reigning World Champion and current Championship leader made a small mistake and engaged… read more.


MotoGP 2014
Preview Round 9   Germany

This weekend’s German GP marks the midway point of the 2014 season and Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez is firmly in the driving seat, with teammate Dani Pedrosa third in the Championship but level on points with second place Valentino Rossi. The German GP attracts some of the biggest crowds on… read more.


MotoGP 2013
Race Round 8   Germany

Today in the GP of Germany, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has taken his second win of the season and regained the lead of the Championship. Unfortunately, it was more disappointment for his teammate Dani Pedrosa who this morning was cleared by the medical staff for warm up, but then suffered… read more.