Re-pavement is complete, Mandalika is ready to hold MotoGP

Jakarta, IDN Times – The re-paving of the Mandalika Circuit has been completed. The venue is ready to be used to hold the 2022 Manadalika MotoGP on 18-20 March 2022.

The re-paving started on Saturday (5/3/2022). The re-paving was carried out on part of the Pertamina Mandalika Circuit track between turns 16 and 17 to between turns 5 and 6 which was completed on Wednesday afternoon.

1. The track will go through a cooling process

Repaving Completed, Mandalika Circuit Ready to Hold MotoGP 2022Mandalika 2022 MotoGP Preparation (Dok.MGPA)

Director of the Mandalika Grand Prix Association, Priandhi Satria, said that there were no significant problems during the process of re-paving the Mandalika Circuit. According to Priandhi, the newly re-paved track will go through a cooling process for one day.

“Thus, there is sufficient time to cool the asphalt layer so that it can be continued with polishing or cleaning the oil layers on the surface,” said Priandhi in a written statement on Wednesday (9/3/2022).

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2. MotoGP cargo logistics have arrived

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Repaving Completed, Mandalika Circuit Ready to Hold MotoGP 2022Mandalika 2022 MotoGP Preparation (Dok.MGPA)

On the other hand, logistical cargo for the MotoGP race has also arrived. The cargo is confirmed to arrive in stages until next Friday (11/3/2022).

To date, there have been three cargo arrivals. First arrival by Qatar Airways cargo plane QR8356, second arrival by cargo plane QR8062, third arrival by cargo plane by Qatar Airways with flight number QR8000.

3. Indonesian citizens can watch MotoGP live without a PCR test

Repaving Completed, Mandalika Circuit Ready to Hold MotoGP 2022Entrance to the Pertamina Mandalika Circuit IDN Times/Ahmad Viqi

Good news also comes for MotoGP race lovers. The government has officially eliminated the negative results of antigen or PCR tests for Indonesian citizens who want to watch MotoGP live at the Mandalika Circuit.

This is in accordance with Circular Letter (SE) Number 11 of 2022 concerning Provisions for Domestic Travel during the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic and will take effect on March 8, 2022.

“For viewers belonging to Domestic Travel Actors (PPDN) they are not required to do testing if they have been vaccinated for the second or third time,” said Spokesperson for the COVID-19 Handling Task Force Wiku Adisasmito at a press conference, Tuesday (8/3/2022).

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