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11.08.2016 - ADAC Motorsport

Sachsenring to continue hosting Motorcycle Grand Prix

Munich/Hohenstein-Ernstthal: The future of the German Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Sachsenring has been secured. Sachsenring Management GmbH and the ADAC have agreed to sign a new five-year contract to host one of Germany’s biggest sporting events, which has pulled in more than 200.000 fans over recent years. During the German Motorcycle Grand Prix weekend in July, MotoGP rights holders DORNA Sports and the ADAC reached an agreement in principle on the continuation of the German Motorcycle Grand Prix for another five years - continuing the long collaboration that has seen the German Motorcycle Grand Prix regularly held at the Sachsenring since 1998.

“The Sachsenring is certainly the most ideal venue for a German motorcycle Grand Prix,” explained ADAC Sport President Hermann Tomczyk. “I am therefore very pleased that it will now be hosting a world championship race for the coming years. The event has been a huge success ever since 1998. Thanks to the dedicated work of all those involved, we can now look forward to celebrating the 20th anniversary of the German Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Sachsenring next year. My thanks also to DORNA Sports for their patience during the negotiations over the past months and to all the people on our side who have dedicated themselves to securing the future of the German world championship race.”

“I am delighted that, for the next five years, the historic Sachsenring will continue in its present role as host to such a high-calibre motorsport event as the Motorcycle Grand Prix of Germany,” said Saxony’s Prime Minister Stanislaw Tillich. “Recent years have shown just how capable Hohenstein-Ernstthal is of staging an internationally prestigious event with a high media profile, managing to achieve spectator numbers that rival any other venue around the world. The Saxon State Government explicitly supports all efforts by the various stakeholders to retain this crowd-puller and driver of the local economy in the Free State of Saxony.”

“The German Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Sachsenring is a spectacular event with great fans and is an important fixture on the MotoGP calendar,” said Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of MotoGP rights holders DORNA Sports. “We welcome the announcement that the German Motorcycle Grand Prix will continue to take place at the Sachsenring in the coming years.”

Wolfgang Streubel, CEO of Sachsenring-Rennstrecken-Management GmbH: “Here at SRM, we are very pleased that our hard work over the past five years has not been in vain. The battle to secure the Motorcycle Grand Prix for the Sachsenring has been worth all the effort, and Germany’s largest motorsport event will now stay with us for another five years. We are relieved and also grateful to everyone who supported us and put their faith in us. We look forward with confidence to fulfilling our role as organisers of the only motorcycle world championship race hosted in Germany. In this regard, we express our gratitude to the numerous fans and visitors to the Sachsenring who have this year once again demonstrated their affection for this grand old track. Over the next five years, we will continue to rely on the support of our partners and visitors. In 2017, we will be celebrating not only 20 years of the Motorcycle World Championship at Sachsenring but also the 90th anniversary of the Sachsenring itself. It’s a great feeling to know that we will be doing this in the context of the MotoGP.”

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