GTspirit is proud to announce that this years Gumball is going to have 2 race-track checkpoints. Both are in Germany. The first race-track checkpoint is the EuroSpeedway Lausitz. It is part of the leg from Bratislava to Berlin. The EuroSpeedway Lausitz (in the federal state Brandenburg) is currently the only existing speedway on the European continent. It offers many different course variations. The 4.534 kilometre-long Grand Prix course, on which the DTM (a German car-racing-series) is staged, consists sections of the 3.2 kilometre-long Tri-Oval and a circuit embedded in the infield of the Tri-Oval. The Tri-Oval is also famous for its high-speed records. Maybe one of the seven Bugatti’s can show how fast a car can be and try to beat the Top-gear record of 407 kmh.
The most gigantic European race track of modern times was built in the former brown coal mining area between Berlin and Dresden. To spectators the EuroSpeedway personifies sheer motorsports acted out over 570 hectares. A massive main grandstand soars 34.65 metres into the sky and allows fans a view over the entire Trioval, including the infield.
The second race-track checkpoint is the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. This checkpoint is part of the leg from Berlin to London. The Motorsport Arena Oschersleben is located near Magdeburg in Saxony-Anhalt. It’s Germany’s third permanent racing circuit. The track width of the 3.667-kilometre circuit with its 14 turns ranges from 11 to 13 metres, the altitude difference adds up to 24 metres and the highest speeds are reached at the end of the pit straight, with one feature making the circuit particularly popular with the fans.