Auersbach

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Title:Bergrallye Auersbach
Place:Auersbach
Tracklength:1200 metres
Elevation change:90 metres
Altitude finishline:415 metres
GPS coordinates:47° 0′ 30.5994″ – 15° 52′ 28.5594″
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Fastest Time:1:25,99 (2 runs)
Average Speed:100,48 km/h

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Bergrallye Auersbach – List of Winners
DateWinnerCarTimeFinal
11/09/2005Rupert SchwaigerPorsche 9111:30,10Results
10/09/2006Felix PailerLancia Delta Integrale1:26,69Results
01/07/2007Felix PailerLancia Delta Integrale1:25,99Results
06/07/2008Felix PailerLancia Delta Integrale1:27,80Results
17/05/2009Franz NowakLancia Delta Integrale1:26,80Results
16/05/2010Felix PailerLancia Delta Integrale1:26,23Results
03/04/2011Felix PailerLancia Delta Integrale1:26,31Results
22/04/2012Hannes KaufmannFord Escort Cosworth1:39,87Results
11/05/2013Hannes KaufmannFord Escort Cosworth1:35,09Results

Auersbach is located in the southeast of the Steiermark region, which in turn is in the south east of Austria. Geologically the region is part of the Oststeirisches Hügelland. This is not considered part of the Alpine mountains but rather a Pre-Alpine Hill Landscape. The area is characterised by long, round hillsides called “Riedel” in Austria. These long hillslides were developed by not so fast moving waters that flow southwards. The two major rivers are the Mur, which forms the border between Austria and Slovenia, and the Raab, which flows just south of Auersbach.
Auersbach is just a few kilometres away from the three nations point between Austria, Hungary and Slovenia. This point is covered by a large international nature park called the Naturpark Raab-Őrség-Goričko. The Slovenian and Hungarian parts are each almost three times the size of the Austrian part, as the Austrians have mostly redeveloped the landscape for agriculture. Near Mogersdorf in the park, 25 kilometres to the east of Auersbach, a major battle between Habsburgs and Ottomans took place. In 1664 the Ottomans led an advance into Austria but were thwarted here by a much smaller Habsburg army. You could say the war ended in a draw as it took another 20 years before the Habsburg empire could force its way into Ottoman Hungary. Outside of Austria The Battle of Mogersdorf is better known as the Battle of Saint Gotthard, named after the larger Hungarian town of Szentgotthárd, which is just over the border. Szentgotthárd or Saint Gotthard is named after the large abbey of the town. The abbey church was rebuild in the 18th century in a beautiful Barock style.
The southeast of the Steiermark is full of small villages with a few hundred inhabitants. The largest of these being Feldbach, some 10 kilometres to the west, which still has only 5000 inhabitants. The largest major city is Graz, 40 kilometres to the west. A few kilometres south are also the Bergrallyes of Lödersdorf and Gossendorf.

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