The Mandalika Race Will Be a ‘Strange Race’


The second series of MotoGP 2022, MotoGP Indonesia which will take place at the Mandalika Circuit, Central Lombok, NTB, will be a challenge for all racers. The reason is, this is the first time the Mandalika Circuit has become a MotoGP venue.

In addition, the re-paving of the circuit track after being the location of the pre-season test some time ago and the revision of the tire allocation for racers, are factors that make MotoGP Indonesia a challenge for all racers.

In fact, WithU RNF Yamaha racer Andrea Dovizioso said the Mandalika race would be a ‘weird race’. « The Mandalika Circuit is a new track for everyone, on top of that there will be new asphalt and new tires compared to what we had during the tests there. So it will be a strange race. Anyway, it’s a really good track, so I’m looking forward to it. to race there!, » said the Italian.

During the pre-season test at Mandali, the former Ducati rider was only in 9th place. He was almost 1 second adrift of Repsol Honda’s Pol Espargaro who was in the top position.

However, Dovizioso is determined to get the best result in Mandalika after slumping in the first series, the Qatar GP by only occupying 14th position. « After a difficult first round in Qatar, we are aiming for a better result in Indonesia and will try to avoid the mistakes we made in the first Grand Prix,” said Dovizioso. (Crashnet/OL-15)