Indonesia vies to host MotoGP in 2017

MotoGP is set to welcome another South East Asian venue as Indonesia vies to host the event in 2017.

Dorna Sport CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta made a pit stop in Jakarta, Indonesia recently whilst in transit between the Australian and Malaysian MotoGP rounds.


There, Ezpeleta held a meeting with Indonesia’s Minister of Youth & Sports Imam Nahrawi alongside CEO of the Sentul International Circuit Tinton Soeprapto where the trio discussed the possibility of MotoGP being hosted in Indonesia.

Based on an official release from Dorna and reliable sources in Indonesia, it is understood that Dorna has tentatively included Indonesia in the 2017 MotoGP calendar. Dorna further states that the presentation of the project master plan in late November and signature of the contract between Dorna Sports and the circuit is the next immediate goal before setting in motion the project.

The Indonesian MotoGP round will be held in the Sentul International Circuit, and the next step after the plans are finalised is to see renovation works towards homologating the circuit towards current FIM standard. Only after then will the circuit be officially included in the 2017 MotoGP calendar.

If confirmed, Indonesia will become only the second South East Asian nation to host MotoGP in recent times after Malaysia.

Source: Dorna and TMC Blog

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