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|Time zone||GMT +1 (DST: GMT +2)|
|Major events||Grand Prix motorcycle racing|
|Length||4.23 km (2.63 mi)|
The race track was first opened in 1968. Lying in a narrow, alpine valley, it has a rather simple layout, with two long straights plus the sweeping and fast "Fahrerlagerkurve" ("paddock turn") at the bottom, and the narrow "Nockstein-Kehre" on the top. In spite of its simple layout, it garnered a fearsome reputation for the high speeds reached on the straights and the "Fahrerlagerkurve".
The Salzburgring track hosts touring car races like the German ADAC Procar Series, DPM, DTC and STW. It was also the home of the Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix from 1971 to 1994, except for the 1980 and 1992 seasons. Giacomo Agostini and Angel Nieto are the all-time leaders in motorcycle Grand Prix victories at the circuit, with six wins apiece. Sidecar motorcycle races were also held at the venue. The track has also hosted the Oldtimer Grand Prix as well as during the last years a "Rupert Hollaus Memorial" organized by Ex-Grand Prix motorcycle and sidecar racer, Wolfgang Stropek. In 2008, the circuit played host to the then one-off European Touring Car Cup, with the event being won by Michel Nykjaer.
Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing
- 1971 500cc Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta
- 1975 500cc Hideo Kanaya Yamaha
- 1978 500cc Kenny Roberts Yamaha
- 1983 500cc Kenny Roberts Yamaha
- 1987 500cc Wayne Gardner Honda
- 1990 500cc Kevin Schwantz Suzuki
- 1994 500cc Michael Doohan Honda
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