On November 12, 2021, the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Joko Widodo, inaugurated the Mandalika Circuit in Central Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara. This circuit will host world-class races. Well, here are some interesting facts from the Mandalika Circuit!
The official name of the Mandalika Circuit is Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit. This circuit covers an area of 1,035.67 hectares. The Mandalika Circuit has a 4.3 km long track. This circuit has 17 corners, consisting of 11 turns to the right and 6 turns to the left.
The Mandalika Circuit has been used for the 2021 World Superbike racing arena and will be used as the 2022 MotoGP race arena. This circuit can accommodate around 200 thousand spectators. The location of the circuit is near the beach so that spectators and racing athletes can enjoy the beauty of the surrounding nature.
The cost of constructing the Mandalika Circuit is around Rp. 1.1 trillion. Asphalt at the bottom of the track comes from components made in Indonesia. The top layer of the track uses a special asphalt from England. Asphalt age can be more than 5 years.
The Mandalika Circuit is equipped with 40 garages for the racing team. The garage was built permanently. This circuit is also equipped with a guardrail filled with wind. This guardrail was imported from Germany.
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The Mandalika Circuit has won 3 record awards from the Indonesian World Record Museum (MURI). The three records are asphalt using building information modeling (BIM) technology with the highest volume. Then, the record for building the first standard circuit by the Federation Internationale de Motorcyclisme (FIM), and the fastest circuit track record.
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