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Jakarta walks alone to 2020 Formula E race

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, November 16 2019   /  12:28 am

A Jakarta-based motorsports fan is worried that the capital city is running into trouble financing the 2020 Formula E race.As a dedicated motorsports fan, Resi Respati was so excited to welcome the arrival of the Formula E, a racing competition for electric vehicles also known as the Jakarta ePrix, to the capital next year.The event, which is slated to be held on June 6 nurses his longing for an internationally prestigious motorsports competition in the country. The street circuit in the June race is to be 3 kilometers in length and take place around the National Monument (Monas) in Central Jakarta. The race would be the only world-level event Indonesia is to host in 2020.The last time Indonesia hosted a world-level racing event was the GP2 series in 2008, which is now called Formula 2 — one level below the Formula One single-seater race. The 2008 event was held in the Sentul Internati...