Desert Race is a steel roller coaster at Heide Park Resort in Soltau. It was officially launched in May 2007, and was the first launched coasterin Germany. The ride uses a hydraulic drive system (, which accelerates the car in 2.4 seconds on its top speed of 100 km / hr. The route length of the railway is 650 meters, which are traversed in 49 seconds. Braking is done on the last airtime hill after the final curve with eddy current brakes. The maximum g-force is 5 g.