Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland 2014: 13 July
Every year after Sachsenring we ask ourselves: Why don't more foreigners make it here? The Germans keep this gem of an event a state secret - one we would like to share with you! Always easy-going, great fun, great facilities, great action! Also a good riding destination and a very good value for money.
Formerly a road circuit; this is the home to the true moto-heads in Germany. It is a little-known fact that the 2 stroke motorcycle engine was invented near here! Coinciding with the fall of the Iron Curtain around 1990, the current 3.671 km circuit was built in 1996 and retains little semblance of the old track, with MotoGP first arriving here in 1998. Low-gear, paint-swapping corners now dominate much of the track, allowing the pent-up power of the machines to be released only after the final turns onto the two straights in the final section. Although shorter than the main straight, the back downhill straight is the fastest point on the track leading into the sweeping Sachsen turn which always has a lot of action - hence why we recommend the stands 12,13 and the catered 14; however there is good viewing all over the circuit.
After Brno, this is the event we have been coming to the longest - since 2004! It is also one of the largest events - Sunday crowds top well over 100,000; and the circuit handles the crowd size beautifully with little traffic.
Our opening party here is becoming a real fixture on our MotoGP calendar: at the beautiful Ratskeller, with super food and drink, we always get an 'insider' to come and share beers and stories from the world of MotoGP ! We will have a fascinating 'insider' talk in 2013 - just watch out for those 1l beers! It is also an event where we often get special guests dropping in, such as the rider from Team Calvo (Jakub Kornfiel, also 2009 Red Bull Rookies world champion) and in 2009 was WSBK Aprilia (at the time World Sueprsports championship runner up )Eugene Laverty.
This is also a great event to go VIP - the pit roof suit is at the highest point on the circuit so you get great views; and service road tours are INCLUDED, giving you a rare chance to see the bikes up close in action!
Sachsenring is one of the best value MotoGPs of the tournament; as a quick glance at our packages will show. Our classic package puts you in a 4* hotel (Classic package usually in a 3*) in the centre of Chemnitz; ready for all the town action. It is also great for Single accommodation. Our superior package is in the top hotel in the town, the 4* Penta, also base to several teams. In both cases we take you to the track and back on Fri/Sat/Sun and to our Fri opening reception. Saturday evening for those keen, you can stay at the track and enjoy the free rock concert, and we will take you home later (small additional cost); or come along with staff for a visit to a local restaurant. We also do our famous 'MotoGP NIght' dinner inside the MotoGP paddock on Saturday night.
Sunday we have an optional 'winding down' dinner which usually ends up in an informal pub tour of the town! Of course our staff are on hand at all times to ensure you have a great time!