The Motorsport Arena Oschersleben is 3.696 km (2.297 mi) long race track with a width of 11–13 m (12–14 yd) and elevation changes of 23 m (75 ft). The circuit is located in Oschersleben, Börde where is approximately 30 km (19 mi) 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

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.[1]

Lap records

The official race 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[3] Sergey Afanasyev Lola B05/52 2011 Oschersleben AutoGP round Motorsport Arena Oschersleben (de).svg
Formula 3 1:20.623[4] Nabil Jeffri Dallara F311 2014 Oschersleben German F3 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
International Formula Master 1:21.619[6] Chris van der Drift Tatuus N.T07 2008 Oschersleben Formula Master round
GT1 (GTS) 1:25.477[7] Mike Hezemans Chevrolet Corvette C6.R 2008 FIA GT Oschersleben 2 Hours
Formula 4 1:26.386[8] Kim-Luis Schramm Tatuus F4-T014 2016 1st Oschersleben ADAC Formula 4 round
GT3 1:26.850[9] Philipp Eng BMW M6 GT3 2017 Oschersleben ADAC GT Masters round
GT2 1:29.241[7] Tim Mullen Ferrari F430 GT2 2008 FIA GT Oschersleben 2 Hours
ADAC Formel Masters 1:29.669[10] Mikkel Jensen Dallara Formulino 2014 Oschersleben ADAC Formel Masters round
Formula BMW 1:31.370[11] Marco Wittmann Mygale FB02 2007 1st Oschersleben Formula BMW ADAC round
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[12] Andreas Zuber Dallara T05 2005 Oschersleben Formula Renault 3.5 Series round Motorsport Arena Oschersleben.svg
F3000 Masters 1:19.038[13] Luca Persiani Lola B99/50 2006 Oschersleben F3000 Masters round
Formula 3 1:19.183[14] Lewis Hamilton Dallara F305 2005 Oschersleben Formula 3 Euro Series round
GT1 (Prototype) 1:20.206[15] Jörg Müller Porsche 911 GT1-98 1998 FIA GT Oschersleben 500km
F3000 1:20.387[16] Juan Pablo Montoya Lola T96/50 1998 Oschersleben F3000 round
DTM 1:20.791[17] Mattias Ekström Audi A4 DTM 2005 2005 Oschersleben DTM round
LMP675 1:21.377[18] Hayanari Shimoda DBA4 03S 2003 FIA Sportscar Championship Oschersleben
GT1 (GTS) 1:23.527[19] Mike Hezemans Chevrolet Corvette C6.R 2006 FIA GT Oschersleben 500km
GT3 1:24.060[20] Albert Costa Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo 2022 Oschersleben ADAC GT Masters round
Formula Renault 2.0 1:24.307[21] Michael Ammermüller Tatuus FR2000 2005 Oschersleben Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 round
Formula 4 1:24.391[22] Jonny Edgar Tatuus F4-T014 2020 Oschersleben ADAC Formula 4 round
World SBK 1:26.549[23] Colin Edwards Honda VTR1000SP2 2002 Oschersleben World SBK round
SR2 1:26.759[18] Mirko Savoldi Lucchini SR2002 2003 FIA Sportscar Championship Oschersleben
FIM EWC 1:26.773[24] Josh Hook Honda CBR1000RR 2019 8 Hours of Oschersleben
Formula BMW 1:28.610[25] Sébastien Buemi Mygale FB02 2005 Oschersleben Formula BMW ADAC round
N-GT 1:28.650[26] Christian Pescatori Ferrari 360 Modena GTC 2004 FIA GT Oschersleben 500km
World SSP 1:30.386[27] Broc Parkes Honda CBR600RR 2004 Oschersleben World SSP round
Super Touring 1:30.632[28] Laurent Aïello Peugeot 406 1998 Oschersleben STW Cup round
GT4 1:31.975[29] Mads Siljehaug KTM X-Bow GT4 2019 Oschersleben ADAC GT4 round
TCR Touring Car 1:32.401[30] René Kircher Hyundai i30 N TCR 2022 Oschersleben ADAC TCR Germany round
Super 2000 1:33.018[31] Frank Diefenbacher SEAT Toledo Cupra 2004 Oschersleben ETCC round

Events

DTM in 2007
Current
Former

References

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  2. ^ The guy who designed that first corner should be taken into a dark room... (Extended + replays), retrieved 2022-01-09
  3. ^ "2011 Oschersleben Auto GP - Round 9". Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  4. ^ "ADAC GT Masters Oschersleben 1.Lauf ATS Formel 3 CUP" (PDF). Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  5. ^ "2013 DTM Oschersleben Statistics". Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  6. ^ "2008 Oschersleben Formula Master - Round 11". Retrieved 29 June 2022.
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  27. ^ "Oschersleben 28-29-30 May, 2004 Supersport - Revised Results Race" (PDF). Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  28. ^ "STW Cup 1998 » Oschersleben Round 18 Results". Retrieved 10 May 2022.
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