After three years of absence, the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will return to Germany, and to a new place. On Wednesday, the series announced a multi-year deal to take over the NASCAR GP Germany to Motorsport Arena Oschersleben in 2023. The event will take place on the 3.69 km circuit of Börde for at least three years.
“We are really proud to be part of the EuroNASCAR championship in 2023”, said track general manager Ralph Bohnhorst. “With the mix of races and events, it will be an opportunity to create a great event for central Germany.”
The announcement comes just two days after the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben celebrated 25 years since its opening. The track is primarily known for its range of touring car series such as the STOL GT Masterswho has been visiting it since 2007, while the FIA World Touring Car Championship competed there from 2005 to 2011. Other touring car series to race at Oschersleben include DTM between 2000 and 2015, the FIA GT Championshipand TCR Europe. The World Superbike Championship also held rounds from 2000 to 2004.
“There is a large motorsport fan base in Germany and we are very happy to bring NASCAR Pure Racing back to them,” commented the CEO of EuroNASCAR Jerome Galpin. “Thanks to Ralph Bohnhorst and his team, Motorsport Arena Oschersleben is the perfect place to do it, with a central location in Germany and a track layout that allows fans to enjoy most of the action.”
The NASCAR GP Germany started in 2010 at the Nürburgring, which then hosted it again in 2014. The Hockenheimring hosted the event in 2017 and continued to do so before the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in its absence of the NWES calendar since 2020.