BOGOR-Indonesia said it was ready to hold a MotoGP match in 2021 in Mandalika, West Nusa Tenggara. This was confirmed by President Joko Widodo when he met with CEO Dorna Carmelo Ezpeleta, at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java.
"Mr. Carmelo just wants to get confidence that we are ready both in the organization and preparing the infrastructure to get there. I say we are ready," said the Head of State on Monday, March 11 2019.
Indonesia is certain to be able to hold MotoGP 2021 after signing between Dorna, the MotoGP race organizing organization, and the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) earlier this year.
The experience of Indonesia which previously successfully held international sporting events such as the Asian Games and Asian Para Games became capital and its own optimism to help gain success in the implementation of the MotoGP which was last held in Indonesia in 1997.
The plan for the 2021 Indonesian MotoGP will use the concept of street circuits. The circuit will be combined with the natural beauty of Mandalika which will ensure the Indonesian MotoGP series is different from the one that already exists and should be witnessed.
"Earlier Mr. Carmelo said that this was a street circuit which he said was very beautiful because it was close to the beach," said the President who at the meeting was accompanied by Minister of Youth and Sports Imam Nahrawi.
In the near future, the government will soon prepare the infrastructure needed to support the title. To note, the construction of the Mandalika circuit in the form of a highway was built as part of the Mandalika Tourism Special Economic Zone (KEK).
The infrastructure that will be built will not only be used for the implementation of MotoGP alone, but also as a tourist attraction in Mandalika which has previously been designated as one of the 10 new Indonesian tourist destinations besides Bali.
"This means we will get two benefits. In addition to sports, our tourism will be brand lifted and Mandalika will benefit because of this investment," said the President. (Even)