2021 MotoGP: Mandalika circuit, Indonesia, inspected

2021 MotoGP: Mandalika circuit, Indonesia, inspected

Recently inspected by MotoGP officials is the Mandalika International Street Circuit in Lombok, Indonesia. Currently undergoing construction, the site was visited by FIM Grand Prix Safety Officer Franco Uncini, Dorna Race Direction Representative Loris Capirossi and Dorna Sports Managing Director Carlos Ezpeleta.

Initially scheduled to host a round of the 2021 MotoGP pending homologation, discussions with FIM and MotoGP organisers Dorna have pushed that back to the early part of 2022, possibly in March. This is dependant on international travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic being lifted beforehand.

Still on the race calendar is the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship (WSBK), slated for November 2021. However, should travel restrictions be lifted by then, MotoGP teams could have the opportunity to perform track testing ahead of the 2022 MotoGP season.

2021 MotoGP: Mandalika circuit, Indonesia, inspected

The Mandalika circuit is located in the south of Lombok island on a 133.1 hectare plot in the Mandalika Special Economic Zone and is part of a USD 3 billion (RM12.26 billion) state-backed economic development programme with USD 1 billion (RM4.08 billion) allocated to building the circuit.

Total track distance is 4.32 km with 19 corners, and Mandalika circuit is a dual-purpose circuit, with the track being open for use as public roads and highways. The circuit is able to cater for 150,000 spectators, split between the 50,000-plus seat grandstand and other areas.

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  • Western Star on Apr 13, 2021 at 2:02 am

    A real waste of money from a country with a huge and growing B40 group.

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    • Franjs on Apr 14, 2021 at 11:28 am

      He..he…your country’s economic soon will be stumbled down no match whatsoever with indo

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  • lilytan on Apr 13, 2021 at 11:27 am

    If we are not careful, this circuit could be a big blow to sepang circuit for motogp, just like what singapore gp did to sepang for F1.

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    • Celup King on Apr 13, 2021 at 5:10 pm

      SG GP did nothing. After Sepang pulled out SG wanted to pull out as well. Plenty more have since left. It isnt the circuit but the race itself.

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      • lilytan on Apr 14, 2021 at 10:49 am

        Sepang f1 races are 10x better than SGs. Its hot, wet with plenty of drama. Its a modern classic and many wish for it to return. But SG is more flashy like monaco of the east. So more ppl flock to SG for the glamour unlike sepang. SG didnt pull out did they? Races are getting better now btw.

        If u have been to motogp or f1 race at sepang, you will see many came from foreign and asian countries, indonesia, thai etc. But now thai have buriram and indo got this. So do u think foreigners would choose sepang over those circuit? Thai with its nightlife and lombok with its beaches, i dont think sepang will have a chance.

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  • intermilan on Apr 13, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    The track is next to one of the most popular beach in Lombok and adjacent to existing (Novotel) and upcoming (Paramount) hotels.

    Should be wonderful place for tourists.

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  • Unknown on Apr 14, 2021 at 7:17 am

    Litar sepang adalah litar terbaik di dunia, dan semestinya sirkuit sepang lebih bagus

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