The new Mandalika International Circuit in Indonesia is close to completion ahead of its Asia Talent Cup, World Superbike and MotoGP championship debuts starting in mid-November.
With the start date of those events getting closer, the Mandalika Grand Prix Association (MGPA) through the Head of the Operations Division, Dyan Dilato, has stated that the track construction has reached 97%, and is targeted to be complete by the end of October.
“We have a bit of a problem because the workers who come here are still in quarantine. So there are problems with the implementation, but everything is on its way for the end of October. Let's say it will be 100 percent finished," said MGPA Operations Division Head, Dyan Dilato, as reported by Kompas.com.
In addition to the track, several circuit support facilities such as the Pit Building, Race Control Building and the Medical Center are still in the completion stage, which is also targeted to be complete before the WorldSBK Indonesia event.
“The pit building is already on the way, at least it will be installed before the WSBK event. The pit building will be completed with electricity and telecommunications systems," added Dilato.
"We also import the system in the race control from DZ Engineering regarding the timing system, CCTV, LED changing flags, as well as hardware and software designed to meet FIM standards."
The first event held at the new Mandalika Circuit will be the Asia Talent Cup on November 12-14, followed by WorldSBK on November 19-21, where a titanic title fight between Toprak Razgatlioglu and Jonathan Rea could be determined.
Furthermore, Mandalika will mark its debut on the 2022 MotoGP calendar, starting with a pre-season test on February 11-13, while the Indonesian Grand Prix is set to take place on March 18-20.