The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg is a race track of superlatives. Get your tickets from the motorsport expert to be there live at the race action. The gpticketshop.com ticket shop has a wide selection of seats and standing room available for you. Experience your favourite up close, cheer him on and join in the excitement with other visitors! Being there live at a MotoGP race is probably one of the most beautiful moments of every motorsport fan.
Red Bull Ring – A Long Story, Briefly Told
The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg (AUT) is a world-famous motorsport race track. It was built in 1969 with a length of six kilometres and opened under the name ‚Österreichring'. At that time, the Ring was known for the ‚GP Austria in Zeltweg' and was one of the fastest race tracks in Formula 1. In August 1975, racing driver Mark Donohue had an accident at the Austrian GP. To this day, it is suspected that a defective tyre led to the accident, in which his car rolled over several times and finally crashed into a billboard. Donohue fell into a coma and died shortly afterwards. The track was then defused by the installation of a chicane. Nevertheless, there were numerous mass collisions, race cancellations and turbulent races, which ensured that from 1987 onwards, not a single Formula 1 race took place for ten years.
In 1995, the circuit was rebuilt again, safety standards were adjusted and it was shortened to 4.318 km. Between 1997 and 2003, seven Formula 1 races took place at the then renamed ‚A1 Ring'. In 1996 and 1997, the ‚GP of Austria' of the Motorcycle World Championship was also held. In 2003, Formula 1 said goodbye once again for financial reasons. Dietrich Mateschitz then acquired the Ring site. This marked the birth of the current Red Bull Ring, although it took years until Formula 1 started again in Spielberg with June 2014. A well-known attraction is a 14.6-metre-high bull made of steel and gold-plated horns, which stands in the middle of the racing grounds. Finally, in August 2016 - after a 19-year break - the motorbike world championship returned with races in the MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 classes.