Leipzig street circuit
Posted 03 December 2008 - 21:56
Posted 03 December 2008 - 22:44
Posted 03 December 2008 - 23:22
Stuck's biggest success came in the inaugural Leipzig Straßenrennen, a street race through the Leipzig Stadtpark, the old fox winning the 20-lap race that was probably not a part of the East German championship at the time. Unfortunately, details on the entry list, starting grid and result of the race are missing.
And a couple of photo's from the track in this story
If you poke around in all the stories here , you find bit's of information on the track
Posted 04 December 2008 - 20:44
The Leipzig racetrack was a typical East-German one, constructed out of ordinary streets and park roads. Most of these streets and roads still exist, but bear no scars of those races. As I said: they're just streets: the Wundtstraße, the Karl-Tauchnitzstraße, and the small roads through the Clara Zetkin park. You can easily plot the track by using Google Earth.
Actually, I've done quite a few Leipzig laps myself on a bicycle in the past years.
There are many photos of the races in Leipzig, but most of them are published and discussed on close forums. However, if you're seriously interested in GDR racing history (which is truly fascinating!), and if you can read German, I can recommend this book:
Or you could try and contact user 'Uechtel' on this forum. Don't know if he's still around and able to answer you, though.
Posted 04 December 2008 - 21:43
but I just moved there not too long ago.
Posted 04 December 2008 - 22:14
Posted 05 December 2008 - 15:12
By the way I'm still searching for the entire F. Vauxhall race results (1990) - race + qualifying.
And Brazilian FF1600 race results (1989) and a points table.;)
So let's see..
Posted 05 December 2008 - 15:17
Originally posted by Brun
However, if you're seriously interested in GDR racing history (which is truly fascinating!), and if you can read German, I can recommend this book:
I have ordered the book since I still have an interest in racing in the DDR and thought the book looked interesting.
Posted 06 December 2008 - 18:14
Originally posted by jgf
Thanks. That also pointed out the races were held between 1950 and 1956.
There were also races at this circuit in 1957 and 1958.