This weekend, the 2012 MotoGP Championship heads to Sachsenring near the city of Chemnitz for the 15th consecutive running of the German Grand Prix.
The event, which attracts an average of 210,000 spectators, is one of the most popular sporting events in German. And this popular event will continue for another five years, or at least until the end of 2016.
This news arrived after ADAC, which manages the Sachsenring (Saxonia Circuit), and motorcycle world championship promoter Dorna Sports renewed a contract.
Hermann Tomczyk (ADAC Sport President) says: “Over the past 10 years, the Sachsenring has become Germany’s mecca of motorbike racing, and the circuit will maintain this reputation in the future, thanks to our new contract. The Sachsenring Management GmbH will be a reliable and committed partner.
“This is certainly good news not only for Sachsenring’s friends and the fans of motorbike racing in Germany, but also for the people and the entire economic region.”
Stanislaw Tillich (Saxony’s Prime Minister) says: “Nobody can imagine the Sachsenring without a Motorcycle Grand Prix. The ADAC’s strategic decision is a great acknowledgement for the entire region. In sporting and economic terms, the race means stimulation and attracts new visitors to Saxonia again and again. We will be excellent hosts and offer a lot of other activities to the fans in addition the races. It was the explicit aim of Saxony’s administration that the motorcycle grand prix remained at the Sachsenring, and this will be our target also in the future.”
Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna Sports CEO) says: “MotoGP is extremely happy with the new agreement reached with ADAC. We think that Sachsering is the best-equipped circuit to host the German GP in the future. We also welcome the opportunities the parties involved have given us to reach so many fans of two-wheel racing. This deal is very much in the interest of motorcycling. And this year, Germany’s passionate racing fans can see current Moto2 World Champion Stefan Bradl race in the MotoGP category, where he is currently achieving great results despite it being his first season in the premier-class category.”