The Sachsenring has a long history in motor racing, dating back to the first race held here in 1927. The track has hosted MotoGP races since 1998, when the event was moved from the Nürburgring. It is located in former East Germany.
The track is 2.281 miles (3.671km) in total length and the Sachsenring has gone through numerous upgrades and re-designs over the years, being most infamous for its tight corners. This makes this track one of the slowest in the MotoGP line-up, but tests the drivers’ skills to be able to navigate slowdowns and accelerations.
In 2013, it was Marc Márquez (Honda) who won the race here, followed by Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha) and Valentino Rossi (Yamaha).
The track is located about 7.5 miles (12km) southwest of the city of Chemnitz. Those going by car should take the 173 motorway towards Hohenstein-Ernstthal (west of the city). It is also possible to reach the track by using the S-Bahn (street car) from Chemnitz, getting off at Wüstenbrand, just a short taxi ride away.
There is no airport in Chemnitz, with the two closest airports being Leipzig-Halle or Dresden. However, both airports are roughly 60 miles (100km) away from Chemnitz and not the best transportation option. Many visitors opt instead to use the train to get to Chemnitz, via Leipzig, Nüremburg and Dresden.