DORNA Group, the exclusive commercial and TV rights holder for the both MotoGP and World Superbike Championships has announced today that the final agreement between the organizer and Indonesia’s integrated tourism developer and operator ITDC to bring to the island of Lombok not one but both motorcycle racing events in 2021.
According to a statement from DORNA, the agreement was finalized during a visit of the representative of ITDC to Madrid on last January 28 but was only now turned official. The agreement confirms that Indonesia will welcome MotoGP and the FIM Superbike World Championship in 2021 to the island of Lombok, more specifically to "The Mandalika", a large-scale integrated tourism estate located in this island. On the topic, Dorna Group CEO, Carmelo Ezpeleta said “What a unique project this will be, having an urban, world class circuit in a country where MotoGP has such a huge following. Indonesia is a key market for us with a considerable percentage of motorsport fans living here and the MotoGP atmosphere will be even stronger once the circuit is complete. Also, by including Lombok to the WorldSBK calendar makes this offer more attractive for local fans having two World Class events in the area during the year.” The CEO of ITDC, Abdulbar M. Mansoer also noted, “We are very excited to have partnered up with DORNA and are delighted to be able to bring world-class motorsport events to Indonesia and the Mandalika in Lombok together.”
The two events would in this say, enlarge the number of racing events held in Southeast Asia after the consistent participation of Thailand in both calendars and Malaysia (Sepang) in the MotoGP annual route.