MotoGP Circuit in Indonesia

Good news is present for lovers of motorsport in the country. The Government of Indonesia through the Coordinating Ministry for the Ministry of Marine Affairs Republic of Indonesia ensure continued acceleration of development in the Special Economic Zone (KEK) Mandalika including the MotoGP circuit.

The problem of land acquisition that has not been completed since 29 years ago in KEK Mandalika, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, has been completed by Coordinating Minister of Agriculture, Luhut Binsar Panjaitan.

Luhut said that KEK Mandalika is very potential to encourage world-class tourism. He made sure there was one investor from France who would build the hotel and the MotoGP circuit.

“The Head of ITDC (PT Tourism Indonesia / ITDC) said that nearly Rp6 trillion will soon be coming from a French investor (to) create a hotel with a MotoGP circuit. Certainly, has been signed by the President, “said Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan as reported by the official page of the Coordinating Ministry for the Ministry of Marine Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.

Sketch of MotoGP Circuit in Indonesia

Luhut also advised that the settlement of land issues should still be continued by promoting the local industry and the quality of human resources with education. He hopes the development of SEEK Mandalika provides benefits for the citizens of NTB in advancing local industries and improve the quality of Human Resources.

Luhut also asked residents to utilize local products that can be sold to the restaurant and hospitality industry which will be built in KEK Mandalika. To accelerate development in the KEK Mandalika, Luhut requested that the land acquisition process that has been going on since 29 years ago, can be completed this month.

“I hope this month should be completed. Later The Indonesian police chief work to push this done, “he said.

To accelerate the land acquisition, Luhut has handed over Rp 2.8 billion to the community for clearing 63,019 square meters of land in the Batek Bantar area.

Long before the MotoGP plan in Lombok, Indonesia is keen to hold the most prestigious motor racing in the world. Had wanted to be held at the Sentul Bogor Circuit, but MotoGP racing plans will be widely held at the Circuit Jakabaring, Palembang.

Ministry of Youth and Sports stated that the plan of circuit development plan in Lido, Sukabumi, West Java, has no effect to the implementation of 2018 MotoGP in Palembang circuit.

As reported earlier, the government has recommended the construction of an international circuit to Hary Tanoesodibjo, founder and chief executive officer of MNC Group.

Related to that Secretary of Youth and Sports Minister Gatot S. Dewa Broto mentions that the development is not related to the fate of the circuit in Palembang that will affect the 2018 MotoGP.

“The next year’s MotoGP host is likely to remain in Palembang, but the problem is now that Palembang has never reported with Minister of youth and sport, I am still positive about it,” Gatot said.

“In addition, in the letter from the MNC related to the construction of the circuit in Lido there is no mention of the circuit will be used for MotoGP, so we still think positive that Dorna is still concern with Palembang We acknowledge informally Palembang circuit is still on going, although the letter of the report has not Never sent to youth and sports Minister.

“But that’s okay, but there’s no word Dorna wants to go to Lido, that’s not a story, so our hope in the future with a letter of recommendation received by Hary Tanoesoedibjo, the MNC in addition to thanking youth and sports Minister, also explained That this circuit will be used for anything, so the public is not a question mark, “he said.