The opening round of the 2023 season of the ESET Cup and TCR Eastern Europe series will be hosted by the German circuit Motorsport Arena Oschersleben for the very first time. The very much expected circuit has a reserved date of April 8th to 9th in the calendar.
The track with a length of 3696 meters is located almost 200 kilometres west from Berlin. The width of the track is 11 to 13 meters and thanks to its profile with fourteen fast turns, it offers a very fast pace. Although the circuit was opened in 1997 (under the name Motopark Oschersleben), it was only the fourth permanent track in Germany. The first one was the famous Nürburgring, followed by the Hockenheimring. After the Second World War, the new Sachsenring was opened, replacing the original street circuit.
Oschersleben has an elevation change only 23 meters, so it is a very flat circuit, run clockwise. The construction of the complex took two years and three months. The construction cost was 58 million euros. The pit building offers 29 garages and a generous paddock. There is also a four-star hotel with 88 rooms and a restaurant with view on the circuit
Shortly after its opening, Oschersleben hosted important series such as the FIA GT Championship, International F3000, ADAC GT Masters or DTM, which is returning to the circuit after a seven-year hiatus. The international touring car racing is also returning. From 2001 to 2004, Oschersleben hosted the ETCC and from the following year the WTCC, which lasted until the 2011 season. After a short brake, fans welcomed the TCR International championship in 2016 to 2017. Now in 2023 the international touring car racing will return via TCR Eastern Europe, which will be held as part of a joint weekend with the ACCR Formula 4 Championship and the ESET Cup.