There is good news for MotoGP lovers in Indonesia. Indonesia has officially accepted the agreement with Dorna Sports as the organizer of MotoGP that the world’s largest motorcycle racing event will be held in Indonesia. This has been confirmed by the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) that for 3 seasons Indonesia will host MotoGP in 2021.
This was stated by the Director of ITDC, Abdulbar M Mansoer. It has signed a contract to hold MotoGP racing in 2021. The Promotor’s Agreement was signed on January 29, 2019, then at the Dorna Sport SL headquarters in Madrid, Spain. The agreement is for three years with an extension option. “We signed a contract in January with Dorna, we competed with Brazil, but finally we got it in 2021.” We prepared the venue, built the circuit, “Abdulbar was quoted as saying from Grid Oto. The circuit used is a road circuit, whose construction process worked on by a French company, Vinci Construction Grands Projects.
The implementation of MotoGP in Indonesia will take place at the Mandalika NTB circuit (West Nusa Tenggara). MotoGP performances on Jalan Raya Mandalika will later concept of ‘street race’, similar to the circuits in Monaco and Singapore, equipped with beautiful sea and coastal scenery. Mandalika itself is part of Indonesia’s tourism Special Economic Zone (KEK). The area is around 1,000 hectares. Calculating the distance from Jakarta, then to Mandalika counts about 1,300 km. If you board a plane, it takes 2-3 hours.
The funding of the Mandalika circuit is borne by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). “Our funding will be built so it will be the biggest MotoGP motorcycle race in the world. wake up from the start. In other countries it doesn’t, “Abdulbar said. the construction of the 4.3 kilometers (km) circuit will be completed in 2021, expected to attract tourists to watch the MotoGP in Mandalika. “We have 2 years, and all hope we can finish on time to be able to organize a race in 2021,” Abdulbar continued.
Of course, it is a great pride and opportunity for Indonesia to be trusted to hold an event as big as MotoGP which has a remarkable reputation in the world of bike racing. The success of the 2018 Asian Games and Asian Para Games has become a magnet for similar events to entrust Indonesia with spectacular performances. Bravo Indonesia!