The Jakarta Post
The sports event that run from July 22 to 23 is joined by 100 racers from 17 teams, of whom some hailed from the neighboring country Timor Leste. (Shutterstock/File)
The first Crossborder Road Race is currently being held at at the Oemanu – Kefamenanu circuit in North Central Timor (TTU) regency in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).
The sports event that run from July 22 to 23 is joined by 100 racers from 17 teams, of whom some hailed from the neighboring country Timor Leste.
“I’m glad TTU can be the host for this road race, as the event provides a lot of benefits for the area. Apart from the economic benefit, it also acts as a platform for the youngsters to channel their skills instead of doing it carelessly on the street,” said TTU regent Raymundus Sau Fernandes.
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Ray added that the regency planned to hold the event annually and it would host two other sports events in the near future, namely Crossborder Grasstrack and Wini Horse Racing.
“We like to conduct events that can attract the people from neighboring country Timor Leste. We are serumpun [nations with the same kinship], we share the same likings. We’re going to keep on developing our tourist destinations,” Ray said.
In addition to races, the event also showcases performances, such as dancing, free-styling and live music performances by local singers from Kefamenanu and Oecusse districts. (kes)