The Salzburgring is located on the route 158 east of the festival city of Salzburg, in the lake district of the Salzkammergut nestled between the villages Koppl and Plainfeld. The circuit is surrounded by richly wooded hills, which serve for the viewer as a magnificent amphitheatre for events and provide an excellent view of the racetrack.
Lying in a narrow, alpine valley, the circuit has a hockey stick layout, with two long straights plus the sweeping and fast "Fahrerlagerkurve" ("paddock turn") at the bottom, and the narrow "Nockstein-Kehre" on the top. The circuit has a fearsome reputation for the high speeds reached on the straights and in the "Fahrerlagerkurve".
The construction of the Salzburgring began in 1968 on a 42 hectare area; a year of construction took place and in September 1969 the circuit opened with of a combination of auto and motorcycle racing. In 1970, the first "Grand Prix of Austria" was carried out for motorcycles, and a year later, the first FIM Motorcycle World Championship was held here. Nowadays in addition to international and national motorcycle and automobile races there are driving safety courses, club meetings, company presentations and many other events besides.
Because of the idyllic location, with geographically convenient connections and the excellent infrastructure surrounding the racetrack, the Salzburgring is often revisited by guests from home and abroad.
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Time Zone : (GMT +1:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris
Major Events : ADAC Procar, Motorcycling, Historic
Circuit Length : 2.644 miles / 4.255 km
Turns : 12; 6 R 6 L
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