TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesian Motor Association (IMI) conveyed its support for the planned implementation of the world-class motor racing event MotoGP Indonesia in Mandalika Circuit, Lombok in 2021.
“MotoGP event in Mandalika will be beneficial for Indonesia and IMI as well. The success in hosting this round will open opportunities for more international scale competitions,” said IMI chairman Sadikin Aksa after the coordination meeting related to the event, on Thursday, in Jakarta.
Several stakeholders attending the meeting were director boards of Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), State-owned enterprises (SOEs), and the management of Mandalika special economic zone (KEK Mandalika).
The IMI, he mentioned, is ready to become the organizing regulator for the Grand Prix motorcycle racing.
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“We will immediately coordinate with the agency set for the operation and management of the MotoGP,” Sadikin said, adding that as an automotive organization, IMI is centered to the Federation International de Motocyclisme (FIM).
The main goal of the meeting with ITDC was aimed at coordinating the homologation of the circuit street in Mandalika and preparation of the event, including the training for race marshalls and officials involving locals.
“Our task now is to present the detail data of the circuit as the security requirement, that is the main requirement [to host the event],” Sadikin said.
Meanwhile, the ITCD president director Abdulbar M. Mansoer said that he is optimistic to complete all requirements for hosting MotoGP Indonesia by May 2019.