ADAC Sachsenring Classic 2017
From June 16 to 18, the historical race track will be taken over by predominantly classic motorcycles. The 90th anniversary of the Sachsenring will be celebrated in the company of four Audi Tradition veterans from the DKW era, among which a true-to-detail reconstruction of the UL 500 racing bike.
The UL 500 sees Audi Tradition sending the greatest of its racing bikes from the DKW brand to the historical track west of Hohenstein-Ernstthal. In 1937, the UL 500 won three races of the German championship. Its pump-charged two-cylinder engine delivered 48 hp at 5,000 rpm and brought the motorcycle up to 190 km/h (118.1 mph). As there were no original vehicles still in existence, Audi Tradition decided to collaborate with an expert in restoration and completely rebuild the motorcycle. After four years of meticulous work, the historical model was able to celebrate its premiere at the Sachsenring in 2016.
Audible accompaniment for the veteran racing bike is provided by the DKW RM 350 "Singing Saw" model from 1954, as well as a DKW F 11 Racing Touring Car and a Hartmann Formula Junior with a three-cylinder, two-stroke engine – only 13 examples of this car were ever produced.
DKW UL 500, DKW RM 350, DKW F 11 Racing Touring Car and DKW Hartmann Formula Junior