Dessauer Motorrad- & Autorennen 1950

Dessau 30.09. – 01.10.1950 # 68

On the first of October 1950 Mr. Herbert Körting participated in the Dessau race for motorcycles.

Race program Dessau

Race program Dessau

 

His starting number was once again the 68 and his motorbike DKW 250 ccm was well prepared for the race. At this time racing helped the people the overcome the horrible memories of the World War II and also showed that those motorcycle or car races are only possible during peace.

The race track was perferct for motor sport events.

Race Course Dessau 1950

Race Course Dessau 1950

 

The course was equipped with sharp curves and sections where racers could reach high-speed of ca. 100 km/h during the race. The total length of the race course Dessau was 8.369 km.

Race about to start in Dessau 1950, number 68

Race about to start in Dessau 1950, number 68

 

Herbert Körting started well into this race and many photographs of this event exist until today. Over 100,000 people visited the event and witnessed a very competitive race. Herbert Körting dominated the race since round three and was only challenged at the end.

In round five the driver Zschoche (DKW) passed Körting (DKW) and eventually won the race while Körting came in as second.

Zschoche (DKW) and Körting (DKW)

Zschoche (DKW) and Körting (DKW)

 

The pictures show how Körting and Zschoche celebrated the victory and the competitive race together in front of a crowd of 100,000 people in Dessau. Simply an unforgettable event for the family until today.