Zakspeed opens first oval school in Europe


September 3, 2004

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Zakspeed has opened a school for oval racing at EuroSpeedway Lausitz. The "Zakspeed V8 Racing School" is the first European provider of racing training courses and company events on an oval race track, the unique 2 mile super speedway at Lausitz. The company Zakspeed is located at Niederzissen (Rheinland-Pfalz). Since 1991 one of its subsidiaries has been successfully running the Zakspeed race drivers school for classical round course races with formula and touring cars at Nürburgring. The company has started its new activity by a company event on 31 August 2004 with several V8 touring cars with about 500 HP engines.  Target groups for the basic and intensive courses which last each one and a half or two days are both companies and individuals. For company events Zakspeed will arrange tailor made programs on and around the 2 mile super speedway. A new attraction will be spectacular taxi tours on the super speedway as a co-pilot in a V8 racing car.

Peter Zakowski, owner of Zakspeed Racing GmbH & Co. KG on the creation of the Zakspeed V8 School at EuroSpeedway Lausitz: "Oval motor sport is a completely new sports culture in Europe. In contrast to classical round course races both the drivers and the material are permanently operating at their limits. These races are so attractive because they are characterized by lots of overtaking actions and drivers' duels in each others slipstreams. Our 13 years of experience provide the basis for our conviction that this innovative offer on the 2 mile super speedway at Lausitz meets the interest of our customers and will attract new target groups.

The name of Zakspeed Racing has been a symbol for success and experience in racing sport for 36 years and since its founding in 1968 it represents the most successful German motor sport team which has won 411 races and 17 national and international titles. The most recent great success of the team which has been active in Formula 1 from 1985 until 1990 was its victory in the legendary 24 hour race on the old Nordschleife of Nürburgring in 2002.

Hans-Jörg Fischer, managing partner of the EuroSpeedway Lausitz GmbH, on the new oval racing school: "The opening of the new school is a milestone for our young facility. In Peter Zakowski and his team we have found a new professional and highly motivated partner. The new offer is an ideal complementation for our existing range of attractive products and will contribute to making the oval race sport which is of strategic significance for us better known in Germany and Europe. Anyone who has ever watched an oval race live or who has himself driven in a race car through an oval will remain fascinated by it forever."

The price for a the Zakspeed V8 basic course is Euro 1,550.00. The intensive course costs Euro 2,290.00. You may have a tour as co-pilot in a V8 racing car for only Euro 179.00. On request will be designed tailor made programs for companies. For further information either call +49(0)2691/93390 or use the following internet links: and

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