In the last hours it was confirmed that the Indonesian GP was postponed. The International Motorcycle Federation (FIM) and Dorna Sports, the company that owns the rights to MotoGP, visited the construction of the new circuit. However, work will not be completed for this 2021, so next year it will be the career’s turn to enter the Calendar.
The coronavirus pandemic caused several races to be postponed or canceled. This forced the highest category to have to add to the list of tests, some reserve circuits. Among these alternatives was the urban circuit of Mandalika, which would receive the Indonesian Grand Prix. Several leaders were visiting the works of the circuit.
“We fully support the MotoGP event to be held in March 2022, in line with the Indonesian Government’s national accelerated vaccination program, as we want to ensure the safety of national and international visitors,” said the Indonesian Minister of State Enterprises. , Erick Thohir.
For its part, Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports confirmed that in the future, this track will be key in the championship. “We can confirm that the Mandalika International Street Circuit will be one of the most important venues on the calendar. We know that Indonesian fans will attend in droves and the Grand Prix will become one of the most iconic. Indonesia is a key market, not only for Dorna but for all the players in the championship.
The 2021 calendar will not be affected by this postponement, since the Mandalika circuit was as a reserve in case a Grand Prix could not contest his race. The next race of the championship will be in Portimao, next weekend and will have as its main attraction the return of Marc Márquez to the competition, after a nine-month absence.