A challenging racetrack is nestled amid Mandalika’s unspoiled beaches, on the southernmost shore of West Nusa Tenggara, roughly 22 hours from Jakarta and 5 hours from Bali, surrounded by magnificent tropical highlands on the island of Lombok, Indonesia.
The race track is known as the Mandalika International Street Circuit (aka Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit), once a project highly criticized by the UN due to stories of villagers being displaced from their homes, lands, and livelihoods in order to hold events such as the upcoming Mandalika 2022 MotoGP on Friday, March 18th.
Farmers had their land taken from them, and fishermen were forced to leave the coast, so many villagers lost their means of survival or had some part of their lives disrupted.
However, President Jokowi assures that this event will help Mandalika’s economy. The circuit complex, which spans over a thousand hectares and is framed by white-sand beaches, is part of the government’s grand plan to generate thousands of new jobs and welcome up to two million annual visitors from abroad.
You can find the Mandalika Circuit inside the SEZ a Special Economic Zone. A 1,175-hectare section of the country that operates under a different set of economic regulations than the rest of the country.
The Mandalika coastline stretches for up to 16 kilometers and has five tourist-friendly beaches: Tanjung Aan, Gerupuk, Batu Berang, Kuta Mandalika, and Seger Beach.
You can fly from I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali or either airport in Jakarta to Zainuddin Abdul Madjid Lombok International Airport in Praya District, then take a ferry to Lombok to get to the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit.
One of the world’s most prestigious motorcycle racing events will return to Indonesia with the second season of MotoGP 2022 after a 25-year absence.
The Sentul Circuit in the Jakarta suburbs hosted the the last MotoGP race in Indonesia in 1997, set in the hilly region of Bogor Regency, which is noticeably cooler than the nearby tropical city of Jakarta.
In Indonesia, politics has long been tied to racing, starting with President Suharto’s son, Hutomo Mandala Putra, who was a huge motor racing fan and lobbied for the creation of the track in Sentul, which was finished in 1993.
And so, the tradition continued on the morning of March 16th, 16 riders joined President Jokowi in Jakarta for the opening ceremonial parade of Merdeka Palace.
After visiting with President Jokowi, the riders flew to Lombok to prepare for the Mandalika 2022 MotoGP.
Despite the fact that Bali opened its airport to visa on arrival and a zero-day quarantine policy on March 7th, less than half of the 63,000 expected spectators (including those who purchased tickets in advance) are expected to show up due to a lack of hotels and the difficulty of making long-haul travel arrangements to Lombok.
There will be over 400 million fans around the world who will be able to watch the Mandalika 2022 MotoGP race when it is broadcast in over 200 countries via various digital media sources.
The Dorna Sports crew alone is scheduled to send in 2,000 people; ideally, they will be able to accommodate everyone. However, some people will have to stay an hour away on Gili Island, which would entail a ferry ride back and forth, while others might camp out in tents closer to the track.
The three classes (MotoGP, Moto2, and Moto3) will compete for the first time at the Mandalika 2022 MotoGP and the Mandalika Track’s MotoGP circuit will be divided into three days.
The Mandalika 2022 MotoGP season will be off on Friday, March 18th, with Free Practice 1 and 2 sessions starting at 08.00 WIB or 09.00 WITA. On Saturday (3/19), the free practice 3 and 4 as well as the qualification stages will take place. The event will then take place on Sunday, March 20. The Mandalika Circuit will also host two Asia Talent Cup races on March 19 and 20 in addition to the three-day MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 championships.
The public can purchase tickets to the Mandalika 2022 MotoGP at the Mandalika GP Hub in the Oval Atrium Epicentrum if they are available. There will be mobile barber shops as well as a MotoGP motorbike simulator at Mandalika GP Hub, in addition to ticket sales.
Trucks arrived at Lombok International Airport (BIL), on Wednesday (9/3/2022) to transport MotoGP equipment from a Qatar Airways Boeing 777 Freighter cargo jet. The airplane carried equipment weighing 89,900 kg, mostly motorcycles and engines.
Some of the world’s best motorcycle racers will gather at the MotoGP Circuit in Mandalika Lombok including Marc Marquez to Maverick Vinales.
Other MotoGP riders include Enea Bastianini of the Gresini Racing team, Brad Binder of the KTM Red Bull squad, and Pol Espargaro of Repsol Honda.
Then there’s Valentino Rossi’s Mooney VR46 teammate Calestino Vietti, Arom Canet, and Sam Lowes in the Moto2 class.
Andrea Migno of the Rivacold Snipers Honda team, Sergio Garcia of the Gasgas Aspar squad, and Kaito Toba of CIP Green Power.
The track of the Mandalika International Circuit in Lombok experienced various issues but was resurfaced on Wednesday, less than two weeks before the Mandalika 2022 MotoGP event.
Now, the track appears to have been smoothed out as well as a fresh coat of paint along the edges. The Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme uses these three colors as official standards (FIM).
The curb, as well as the racing line that guides the racers, is indicated by the red and white colors. The track limit or track limiter is represented by the green color. The Mandalika Circuit was painted by a special team of expert painters from Road Grip.
Schedule for the Mandalika 2022 MotoGP
The complete itinerary and showtimes for the Mandalika 2022 MotoGP, which will take place on Friday, March 18 at the Mandalika Circuit, are shown below.
Jumat, 18 Maret 2022 (Friday, March 18, 2022)
08.00-08.50 WIB Moto3 Free Practice 1
08.55-09.35 WIB Moto2 Free Practice 1
09.50-10.35 WIB MotoGP Free Practice 1
10.50-11.20 WIB Asia Talent Cup Free Practice 1
12.15-12.55 WIB Moto3 Free Practice 2
13.10-13.50 WIB Moto2 Free Practice 2
14.05-14.50 WIB MotoGP Free Practice 2
15.05-15.35 WIB Asia Talent Cup Free Practice 2
Sabtu, 19 Maret 2022 (Saturday, March 19, 2022)
07.15-08.45 WIB Asia Talent Cup Kualifikasi
08.00-08.40 WIB Moto3 Free Practice 3
08.55-09.35 WIB Moto2 Free Practice 3
09.50-10.35 WIB MotoGP Free Practice 3
11.35-11.50 WIB Moto3 Kualifikasi 1
12.00-12.45 WIB Moto3 Kualifikasi 2
12.30-12.45 WIB Moto2 Kualifikasi 1
12.55-13.10 WIB Moto2 Kualifikasi 2
13.25-13.55 WIB MotoGP Free Practice 4
14.05-14.20 WIB MotoGP Kualifikasi 1
14.30-14.45 WIB MotoGP Kualifikasi 2
15.25 Asia Talent Cup Race 1
Minggu, 20 Maret 2022 (Sunday, March 20, 2022)
08.00 Asia Talent Cup Race 2
09.00-09.10 Moto3 Warm Up
09.20-09.30 Moto2 Warm Up
09.40-10.00 MotoGP Warm Up
11.00 WIB Moto3 Race
12.20 WIB Moto2 Race
14.00 WIB MotoGP Race
- Spectators must be 12 years of age or older and have received two (2) doses of the COVID-19 vaccination.
- Get all kinds of MotoGP gear in Mandalika at special prices here.
- Witness the fierce world’s elite motorcycle racers in the 2022 Indonesian MotoGP Grand Prix series at the Mandalika Circuit Lombok.
- The Mandalika 2022 MotoGP schedule in Indonesia will be held March 18-20, 2022.
- The race results will determine who wins the Mandalika 2022 MotoGP (Indonesia Grand Prix).
- Get additional benefits (Food & beverages, lunch (1X), and snacks) only for Deluxe Class tickets.
- There is a free shuttle from the nearby parking lot to the Mandalika circuit gate.
Time Zone: GMT +7 (Jakarta); GMT +8 (Mandalika)
Currency: Rupiah (sign: Rp, code: IDR)
Language: Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia)
Electric Plug Type: C and F
Important Telephone Numbers:
Police/General Emergencies: 110 or 112 (from satellites and mobile phone)
Ambulance and Medical Emergencies: 118 or 119
Search and Rescue: 115
Call Operator: 100 and 106 (Domestic); 101 and 107 (International)
Tourist Information: +6221 2828899 (Bureau of Public Communication of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy)
- Circuit: https://themandalikagp.com/home
- Airport: https://lombok-airport.co.id/en
- Tourist Board: https://www.indonesia.travel/gb/en/home
Race details Date: Sun, Mar 20, 15:00Track: Mandalika International Street Circuit Results Final
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