The third DTM race weekend of the season 2016 at the Lausitzring


Friday, 3. June 2016 to Sunday, 5. June 2016

About the event

The year 1999 represented the final chapter for Berlin’s legendary AVUS. A significant era of the German motor-racing history was over – but a new one was about to begin. Just a year after the AVUS  closing ceremony, on 20 August 20000, 110,000 motor-racing enthusiasts travelled to the Klettwitz for the opening of the Lausitzring. And two weeks later, DTM made its debut at the youngest circuit of the country. And returned to the race venue every year since – although the debut in Brandenburg turned out to be a flop due to horrid weather. 

Due to torrential rain, the race in September 2000 that was started behind the safety car to then be aborted by the race control after just a few laps. Nonetheless, the Lausitzring has been an integral part of the DTM race calendar, since then. In the past 15 years, the GP circuit located in the Lausitz region staged a total of 17 races. 11 of these races were won by Mercedes-Benz drivers, BMW’s Bruno Spengler clinched the race win in 2012 and five times, an Audi driver crossed the line as race winner. In 2015, the Ingolstadters displayed a nearly frightening dominance. Jamie Green won both races at the 3.478-kilometre circuit, thus delighting the fans on the huge grandstand. The monumental building that offers space for 25,000 visitors is the Lausitzring’s landmark.  

As an additional extra, the Lausitzring features the only tri-oval on German ground. Back in 2001, single-seaters achieved average speeds of 330kph, on this racetrack.  DTM, however, contests its races on the Lausitzring’s GP circuit. On the long straights, the DTM drivers accelerate their Audis, BMWs and Mercedes-Benz’ to more than 240kph. The DTM lap record was established by Mike Rockenfeller in 2013. With his Audi, he crossed the line in 1:18.268 minutes. From 03rd to 05th June, the DTM drivers once again will try to break this record.  

About the racetrack

Opened 20. August 2000
Length 3,478 km
DTM lap record Mike Rockenfeller (Audi) 1.18,268 Min. (16. Juni 2013)


  • About the region: The EuroSpeedway is located in Brandenburg’s Lower Lausitz region. (Slavonic: soggy meadow).

  • About the circuit: Since 2007, the DTM circuit features a better overtaking opportunity, thanks to the re-design of turn one. 

  • Grandstand tip: Grandstand, upper balcony: very high and very steep, good view of the pit facilities, the entire infield and the pit-lane action.

  • The must-have souvenir: ‘Get One’, a nice snack for in between. A true Spreewald Gherkin in a tin. 

  • Culture tip: Spreewald (historic channel territory), former clothier city Cottbus with its ‘Staatstheater’ (50 km away).

  • To be tasted at all costs: Potato in the skin with curd and linseed oil, Peitzer Forelle (trout), Fürst-Pückler-Eis (ice selection, comprising strawberry, vanilla and chocolate, in a wafer sandwich).

  • Caution, Slang: Geh‘mamal = So let’s go, Plinsen = Pancake, Kipp hinter! = Drink up!

  • For partygoers: Juvenile Culture Centre ‘Glad-House’ in Cottbus; Student club ‘Bärenzwinger’ in Dresden (Disco, concerts, cabaret, readings, games and sports).

  • Shop here: Dresden: The baroque Königstraße, jumble sale at Dresden’s banks of River Elbe – one of the biggest and most beautiful jumble sales of Germany.


-1.4 °C
-2 °C -1 °C

Pressure 1013 hPa
Sunrise 07:56 Uhr
Sunset 16:36 Uhr

Speedway Camp / Endurance Camp oder Parkplatz C4

Art: in das Gelände integriert

Entfernung zur Strecke: unmittelbar – max. 10 min Fußweg

Hier finden Sie alle Details zum Camping am Lausitzring


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