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Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on the way to iRacing

Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on the way to iRacing

The German venue was teased by iRacing during the Porsche Mission R reveal. It then later revealed all.

Twisting German circuit Motorsport Arena Oschersleben has been confirmed for future iRacing availability.

Yesterday, the platform’s first electric car – the Porsche Mission R – was teased, and one image, in particular, looks like the pitlane of the German venue. You can compare to some real-world stills that red strip painted on the asphalt and sponsor ‘Autogas’ and ‘Hoyer’ above the boxes.

Then, you know, the iRacing just straight up tweeted ‘Oschersleben’. So, there’s that.

Located in the Saxony-Anhalt region of Germany, it was the first permanent racing venue built in what was formerly East Germany and opened in 1997.

Since then, it’s held DTM, WTCC, FIA GT and ADAC GT Masters to name but a few. Oh, and the sadly defunct V8Star championship, depicted below. Any excuse for me to mention the silhouette championship…

In terms of simulations, it’s been featured in the like of Project CARS and is currently also available for RaceRoom Racing Experience.

V8 Star Championship, Oschersleben, Germany 2002 - Andre Irlmeier, Motorsport Images
V8 Star Championship, Oschersleben, Germany 2002 – Andre Irlmeier, Motorsport Images

Which exact layouts are to be featured for iRacing subscribers is yet to be confirmed. Its ‘A Course’ features a rather controversial 90-degree first corner, which provides an overtaking opportunity – the venue isn’t known for its outstanding races, it must be said – but also encourages carnage on the opening lap.

There’s the more original layout with a sweeping left-hander too, plus shorter B and C courses.

We think it is fair to assume that it will be part of the 2022 Season 4 line-up alongside the Porsche and Rudskogen, but we’ll let you know as soon as that is confirmed.

Images credits: iRacing and Motorsport Images

Featured Images: Fabian Vettel, Mann-Filter Team HTP, ADAC GT Masters 2019 – Jerry Andre, Motorsport Images

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