Welcome to the Salzburgring!
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 Salzburgring was built on a 42 hectare large area in 1968. After a year’s construction time the opening took place with a combination of an auto and motorcycle racing in September 1969. 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. Secretariat: IGM Salzburgring Josef-Schwer-Gasse 9 A 5020 Salzburg Fon: +43/(0)662 ? 84 87 34 Fax: +43/(0)662 ? 84 87 34 4 firstname.lastname@example.org