The new Lippo Village circuit, which will play host to the Indonesian round of the 2008/09 A1GP season, has been officially unveiled.
The 3.2km circuit, which is the only street circuit on the schedule this season, has been designed by Herman Tilke and will provide drivers with an average speed per lap of 176km/h.
The temporary street circuit which is being built within a community setting was cleverly designed not only to minimise as much as possible disruption to the community and commerce but also to showcase Lippo Village, the surrounding businesses, and areas; which will be representing Indonesia to a global community of 700 million households within and outside of Indonesia.
The FIA-certified street circuit will have all the standard infrastructure of an international motorsport venue such as race control tower, public grandstands, exhibition malls, a pit complex, hospitality suites and media centre. This unique design incorporates Lippo Village's existing infrastructure as a feature of the circuit.
Planned additions to the buildings in the famous Pelita Harapan University will double up as the pit lane complex during the A1GP period, which outside each year's A1GP race week be utilised as part of the University's infrastructure. New roads constructed around the township are also to be constructed with the long-term growth of Lippo Village in mind.
“We've of course been privy to the plans and are totally committed towards having the race here in Lippo Village for at least the next five years, A1GP Asia-Pacific CEO, David Clare said. “There is strong commitment from those involved and A1GP will play our part in ensuring this race at Lippo Village is a success.”