MotoGP, Indonesia is already working to improve the Mandalika track

the three days of MotoGP tests on the Mandalika track were very useful for riders and teams from the point of view of preparation for the new season and to draw up an initial assessment of the competitiveness of the package of each manufacturer and team. In addition to this, however, a lot of attention was given to the new Indonesian track which convinced everyone from the point of view of the design but with a track surface that aroused a lot of concerns. The dirt, especially on day 1, and the pieces of asphalt that broke up as the bikes passed, are the two areas identified as essential for improvement by MotoGP and the FIM in view of the first GP to be held in Mandalika in just over a month.

The FIM, which oversees the homologation of the track – Dorna says – has been in contact with the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) regarding these necessary improvements, which must be implemented at least seven days before the Grand Prix. The ITDC, owner of the track, agrees with the FIM’s assessment and requests. All parties have reacted quickly and work on these improvements is already underway, including the resurfacing of part of the track.

The circuit, in fact, will be resurfaced from the section before turn 17 until after turn 5. The venue will also prepare for the Grand Prix using world-leading technology to ensure that the entire surface meets MotoGP standards.

All parties want to assure Indonesian fans, and those around the world, that the Pertamina Indonesian Grand Prix 2022 will take place on the scheduled date.