The Moto GP Grand Prix of Germany is an incredible event. This tour of Moto GP will bring in front again the Italian racer Valentino Rossi. Chance or coincidence, the Italian Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) has chosen to make a comeback in MotoGP Grand Prix of Germany on the Sachsenring landmark of the Continental Circus for nearly fifty years. Mille grazie Valentino (Valentino miles thank you), it said Sunday morning on a banner hung at the fence of the Moto GP circuit in a region where the first motorcycle race, the “Race of Quadrangular Badberg” took place in 1927, before 140,000 spectators.
Ten years later, the first born Sachsenring along 8.7 km, where the drivers were competing for the Moto GP Grand Prix of Europe on 40 laps and half past two. After the war, the Moto GP event had a spectators record that was reached in 1950 with 480,000 fans. Then the motorcycle world championship from 1961 to 1972, allowed East Germans to applaud the champions of the West as Giacomo Agostini, Mike Hailwood, Angel Nieto, Phil Read and Dieter Braun.
Braun, twice world champion, made the “best race” of his career at the Sachsenring in 1971, before 300,000 spectators.
When he mounted the podium, the audience rose and sang the anthem of Germany, while the police of the GDR and their dogs were still frozen. Then everyone took their positions, sitting in a silence of a cathedral (Moto GP).
Two years later, in 1973 the East German government decided to reserve the motor racing pilots of the Eastern Bloc for Moto GP. This measure was taken until the fall of the Berlin Wall. Between 1996 and 1998, work has helped create the new Moto GP Sachsenring, 3.7 km long and much safer for drivers since it uses more county roads around Hohenstein-Ersttahl. Last year, more than 220,000 spectators attended the German round of World Superbike Championship, in an atmosphere of popular fair. Now the Moto GP Grand Prix of Germany in the Sachsenring has millions of fans all over the world and over half of million present.