Dorna’s CEO, Carmelo Ezpeleta, revealed that Mandalika circuit will comply with international safety standards.
Indonesia was appointed as one of the hosts of the 2021 MotoGP series. The decision was already presented at the inaugural series of this season’s race, the Qatar MotoGP.
Ezpeleta also met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo as a form of commitment to hold the Indonesian level iron horse race to the country.
Mandalika, one of the areas in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, which will be a race event. Racing there will be a fast race with the first highway circuit in MotoGP.
Race consultant, MRK1 Consulting, is aware that there are doubts that the MotoGP race will take place on the highway. Through the Managing Director, Mark Hughes, who explained that.
“We are very aware that we announce this project there is a lot of skepticism about the concept of street circuits,” Hughes said at Crash.
“We have to make it very clear that the track has been designed and will be built to FIM’s safety standards for MotoGP,” he added.
The same thing was expressed by Ezpelata. Complete facilities will also support the Mandalika circuit.
“We always say that we will not race on the highway circuit, but this one has all the facilities of the highway circuit – in the middle of the ‘city’, all hotels will be there – but with full safety for riders , “Ezpeleta said.