Prior to this weekend's Malaysian MotoGP, Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta visited Jakarta to speak with local authorities about Indonesia's inclusion in the 2017 MotoGP calendar.

In May, Ezpeleta indicated that Indonesia will be granted a grand prix from 2017 to 2021 if the necessary infrastructure requirements are met at the Sentul circuit.

During the latest meeting, Ezpeleta spoke with the Indonesian Minister of Youth & Sports and Tinton Soeprapto, CEO of the Sentul International Circuit, as well as various representatives from the government and circuit to continue with the negotiations.

The next steps towards the organisation of an Indonesian GP at the Sentul International Circuit include renovation works, the FIM homologation process and finally the official inclusion in the 2017 calendar.

Indonesia is a key emerging market for MotoGP, both in terms of fan interest and status as one of the biggest motorcycle markets in the world.

The last Indonesian Grand Prix took place at Sentul in 1997, with Malaysia currently the only MotoGP round in South East Asia. Thailand is also tipped to join the MotoGP calendar in the near future after a successful WSBK debut for the new Chang International Circuit.



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