MXGP Samota-Sumbawa: Race supplies start arriving in Lombok
Logistics includes motorcycles and other racing vehicle equipment.
C Lombok, NTB (ANTARA) – Supplies for the Samota-Sumbawa Motocross Grand Prix (MXGP), such as motorcycles and racing gear, began arriving at Lombok International Airport, Central Lombok District on Saturday , West Nusa Tenggara Province (NTB). .
The race will take place from June 24 to 26, 2022.
“The logistics for the race were handled by three flights,” Rahmat Adil Indrawan, chief executive of public airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I, which manages Lombok International Airport, said on Saturday.
The first and second cargo shipments arrived at Lombok Airport at 4:00 p.m. Central Indonesia Standard Time (WITA, UTC+8) and 5:30 p.m. WITA on Saturday, respectively.
Meanwhile, the third shipment is expected to arrive at 8 a.m. WITA on Sunday, June 19.
“Total race logistics will consist of 54 pallets, weighing 30 tons. During the first flight, there were nine pallets, weighing 14 tons. The logistics include motorcycles and other race vehicle equipment,” said the manager.
After arriving at Lombok International Airport, the supplies will be transported on 10 trucks by land and sea to the island of Sumbawa, the venue for the race.
Meanwhile, MXGP riders and crew are scheduled to arrive on June 23 on a charter flight from Lombok International Airport to Sumbawa Airport.
“The total number of them is 190 people,” Indrawan said.
Earlier, Samota-Sumbawa MXGP Field Commander Ridwansyah informed that the circuit has 18 turns and 11 obstacles. The total length of the track is 1.8 kilometers.
The MXGP Samota circuit offers hilly contours and beautiful views of the Flores Sea to the north and Moyo Island to the east.
Day tickets can be purchased online at ticket.com. Ticket prices range from 100,000 rupees (US$6.75) for the festival class to 2.5 million rupees (US$168.75) for the premium class sky box.
To enter the hall, spectators will have to exchange their tickets for bracelets.
“The exchange is scheduled (to be held) on June 22-26, 2022, at Mampis Rungan Sports Hall, Sumbawa Besar Sub-district, Sumbawa District,” Ridwansyah said.
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