Discover the Indonesian MotoGP Lombok circuit
The proposed Mandalika circuit on the resort island of Lombok was unveiled ahead of Indonesia’s highly anticipated return to the MotoGP calendar in 2021.
One of two new events slated to join the program in 2021 – along with Brazil – the Mandalika circuit was first announced in February and work has been underway to develop the site since then, with the pitch inaugurated in February. August.
The event will be held on the island of Lombok, a popular tourist destination located a short flight from Bali.
Organizers have now released a video to give an idea of the layout, architecture and geography of the track, which will take place directly on the island’s coastline.
Indonesia’s MotoGP set to become biggest event on the calendar
With an expected capacity of 150,000 spectators, many expect Indonesia’s MotoGP event to become the most popular on the calendar, overtaking Thailand which hosted more than 220,000 spectators over a weekend of race.
Although it hasn’t hosted a MotoGP event since 1997, Indonesia is a huge market for the sports and motorcycle industry, with Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki selling a large number of motorcycles there.
The sport has made several attempts to return to Indonesia over the decades, but encountered many challenges including finding a site that meets the necessary standards to meet FIM Category A specifications.
In addition to MotoGP, the Mandalika circuit is also expected to be included in the WorldSBK 2021 schedule.