The year 1999 brought the end for Berlin's legendary AVUS. An important chapter of the German motor-racing history was closed but at the same time, the first pages of a new one already were written. Just one year after the final race in the heart of Germany's capital, on 20th August 2000, 110,000 spectators travelled to Klettwitz to witness the Lausitzring's opening ceremony. And two weeks later, DTM made its first appearance at the racetrack that is located further to the east than any other German racetrack - and returned to the venue in every single season, since then. Although the debut was massively rained off.
The DTM carries out two races on all race weekends. The distance is always 55 minutes plus one lap.
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|Opened||20. August 2000|
|Track length||4.570 km|
|DTM-Lap record||1.17,098 Min. (21. Mai 2017)|
|Driven by||René Rast (Audi)|
|Most victories||Bernd Schneider, Gary Paffett, Jamie Green (3)|
|The best brand||Mercedes (13)|
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Speedway Camp / Endurance Camp or parking C4
Type: integrated into the area
Distance to track: directly – about 10 minutes walk
Welcome to the camping hotel: Just rent a tent and accessories and enjoy a stress-free camping directly at the racetrack – without long search a decent spot and without annoying tent assembling.
At www.zeltheld.com you can easily book your camping tents and accessories for all DTM races in Germany. All rented tents will be pitched before your arrival on a perfect spot and ZELTHELD will even take care of the disassembly while you’re already on your way home. Rented accessories can be also picked up at their service tent and be used by you at the location of your choice. > Book now at www.zeltheld.com
Pocket guide and map can be found in the week before the event at this point.
On the region: The Lausitzring is located in Brandenburg, in the Lausitz region (Slavic for marshy meadow).
Grandstand lead: 'Haupttribüne' upper tier: very high and steep, good vision of the entire infield and the pit-lane action.
The must-have souvenir: 'Get One' - a small snack for all occasions. A real Spreewald cucumber in a can.
Culture lead: Spreewald (historic channel landscape), the former cloth-maker city of Cottbus with its Staatstheater (50 kilometres away).
To be tried at all costs: Potato in the skin with curd and linseed oil, Peitzer trout, 'Fürst-Pückler Ice' (combination of strawberry, vanilla and chocolate ice in a waffle).
Attention, slang: geh'mamal = let's go, Plinsen = pancake, kipp hinter! = drink up!
For partygoers: Youth culture centre 'Glad-House' in Cottbus; students' club 'Bärenzwinger' in Dresden (disco, concerts, cabaret, readings, games and sport).
Shop here: Dresden: the baroque 'Königstraße', flea market at Dreden's bank of River Elbe - one of the biggest and most beautiful flea markets in Germany.