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It’s confirmed, Indonesia to stage World Superbike round at Mandalika

  • News desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, December 1, 2020   /   08:59 am
It’s confirmed, Indonesia to stage World Superbike round at Mandalika The SBK Motul 2021 racing Calendar, which includes Indonesia as one of the racing locations. (JP/Courtesy of themandalikagp.com)

The Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) and the Dorna WSBK Organization (DWO) jointly announced on Monday that Indonesia would host a round of the MOTUL FIM World Superbike Championship (WorldSBK) motorcycle race, which is slated to be held at the Mandalika race track on Nov.14, 2021.

However, the inclusion of the Mandalika circuit will entirely depend on the completion of construction and the homologation process.

Mandalika Grand Prix Association (MGPA) CEO Ricky Baheramsjah praised the announcement. 

“We are optimistic that construction and the homologation process can be completed by the middle of next year,” he said in a statement. 

MGPA strategic communication chief Happy Harinto also mentioned that Dorna, apart from its status as the owner of MotoGP events, also held the rights to WorldSBK, deemed as a counterpart of MotoGP. Dorna has awarded both the WorldSBK and MotoGP contracts to MGPA.

An increasing number of manufacturers, teams and operators have joined the WorldSBK series around the world.

According to an earlier estimate, the racing event could earn the country US$15 million from ticket sales and tourism revenue.