Motorsport Arena Oschersleben

The Motorsport Arena Oschersleben is 3.696 kilometres (2.297 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]

Motorsport Arena Oschersleben
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Grand Prix Circuit (2007-present)

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Mototorcycle "A" Circuit (1997-present)
LocationOschersleben, Germany
FIA Grade2
Major eventsDTM; FIA GT; SBK; WTCC; TCR International
Grand Prix Circuit (2007-present)
Length3.696 km (2.297 mi)
Race lap record1:18.846 (Russia Sergey Afanasyev, DAMS, 2011, Auto GP)
Mototorcycle "A" Circuit (1997-present)
Length3.668 km (2.279 mi)
Race lap record1:15.050 (Austria Andreas Zuber, Carlin Motorsport, 2005, Formula Renault 3.5)
"B" Circuit
Length2.600 km (1.616 mi)
"C" Circuit
Length1.100 km (0.684 mi)
Websitewww.motorsportarena.com

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 circuitEdit

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]

Lap recordsEdit

The official lap records at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben are listed as:

Category Time Driver Vehicle Event Circuit Map
Grand Prix Circuit: 3.696 km (2007-present)
Auto GP 1:18.846 Sergey Afanasyev Lola B05/52 2011 Oschersleben AutoGP round  
Formula 3 1:20.623[4] Valtteri Bottas Dallara F308 2010 Oschersleben Formula 3 Euro Series round
DTM 1:21.255[5] Joey Hand BMW M3 DTM (E92) 2013 Oschersleben DTM round
F2 (2009-2012) 1:21.449 Andy Soucek Williams JPH1 2009 Oschersleben Formula Two round
GT1 1:25.477[6] Mike Hezemans Chevrolet Corvette C6.R 2008 FIA GT Oschersleben 2 Hours
Formula 4 1:26.386[7] Kim-Luis Schramm Tatuus F4-T014 2016 1st Oschersleben ADAC Formula 4 round
GT3 1:26.850[8] Philipp Eng BMW M6 GT3 2017 Oschersleben ADAC GT Masters round
GT2 1:29.241[6] Tim Mullen Ferrari F430 GT2 2008 FIA GT Oschersleben 2 Hours
TCR Touring Car 1:35.557 Dušan Borković SEAT León TCR 2016 TCR International Series Oschersleben round
WTCC 1:36.185 Tom Coronel BMW 320 TC 2011 FIA WTCC Race of Germany
Motorcycle "A" Circuit: 3.668 km (1997-present)
Formula Renault 3.5 1:15.050[9] Andreas Zuber Dallara T05 2005 Oschersleben Formula Renault 3.5 Series round  
Formula 3 1:19.183[10] Lewis Hamilton Dallara F305 2005 Oschersleben Formula 3 Euro Series round
F3000 1:20.387[11] Juan Pablo Montoya Lola T96/50 1998 Oschersleben F3000 round
Formula Renault V6 Eurocup 1:20.718[12] Hayanari Shimoda Tatuus FRV6 2004 Oschersleben Formula Renault V6 Eurocup round
DTM 1:20.791[13] Mattias Ekström Audi A4 DTM 2005 2005 Oschersleben DTM round
SR1 1:21.377[14] Hayanari Shimoda DBA4 03S 2003 FIA Sportscar Championship Oschersleben
Formula Renault 2.0 1:24.307[15] Michael Ammermüller Tatuus FR2000 2005 Oschersleben Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 round
Formula 4 1:24.391[16] Jonny Edgar Tatuus F4-T014 2020 Oschersleben ADAC Formula 4 round
GT3 1:24.798[17] Marvin Dienst Mercedes-AMG GT3 2019 Oschersleben ADAC GT Masters round
World SBK 1:26.549[18] Colin Edwards Honda VTR1000SP2 2002 Oschersleben World SBK round
SR2 1:26.759[14] Mirko Savoldi Lucchini SR2002 2003 FIA Sportscar Championship Nogaro
FIM EWC 1:26.773[19] Josh Hook Honda CBR1000RR 2018 8 Hours of Oschersleben
World SSP 1:30.386[20] Broc Parkes Honda CBR600RR 2004 Oschersleben World SSP round
GT4 1:31.975[21] Mads Siljehaug KTM X-Bow GT4 2019 Oschersleben ADAC GT4 round
TCR Touring Car 1:32.456[22] Luca Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 2019 Oschersleben TCR Europe round
ETCC 1:33.018[23] Frank Diefenbacher SEAT Toledo Cupra 2004 Oschersleben ETCC round
WTCC 1:33.250 Gabriele Tarquini Alfa Romeo 156 WTCC 2005 FIA WTCC Race of Germany

Major eventsEdit

 
DTM in 2007

Annual Highlights are

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  4. ^ "2010 Formula 3 Euro Series Oschersleben Session Facts". Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  5. ^ "2013 DTM Oschersleben Session Facts". Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  6. ^ a b "FIA GT Championship Oschersleben 2008". Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  7. ^ "2016 ADAC Formula 4 Oschersleben 1 Session Facts". Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  8. ^ "ADAC GT Oschersleben 2017". Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  9. ^ "2005 Formula Renault 3.5 Oschersleben Session Facts". Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  10. ^ "2005 Formula 3 Euro Series Oschersleben Session Facts". Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  11. ^ "1998 International F3000 Oschersleben Session Facts". Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  12. ^ "2004 Oschersleben Formula Renault V6 - Round 16". Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  13. ^ "2005 DTM Oschersleben Session Facts". Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  14. ^ a b "FIA Sportscar Championship Oschersleben 2003". Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  15. ^ "2005 Formula Renault 2.0 Euro Oschersleben Session Facts". Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  16. ^ "2020 ADAC Formula 4 Oschersleben Session Facts". Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  17. ^ "ADAC GT Oschersleben 2019". Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  18. ^ "2002 Superbike World Championship Oschersleben Session Facts". Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  19. ^ "FIM EWC Oschersleben Info". Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  20. ^ "Oschersleben 28-29-30 May, 2004 Supersport - Revised Results Race" (PDF). Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  21. ^ "ADAC GT4 Oschersleben 2019". Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  22. ^ "TCR Europe Oschersleben 2019". Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  23. ^ "2004 Oschersleben ETCC - Round 18". Retrieved 14 June 2021.

External linksEdit

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