F1PowerBoat Proves Lake Toba Deserves to Hold an International Event

The Lake Toba PowerBoat Formula 1 Motorboat World Championship (F1H20) was successfully held in Balige, North Sumatra on 24-26 February 2023. Said the Menparekraf Sandiaga Uno, this is proof that this destination is suitable to be the location for various international events.
“The implementation of this event marks the readiness of Lake Toba. So if anyone doubts Lake Toba as the host of a world-class event, we can break this (assumption), said Menparekraf Sandiaga in a press conference after playing the F1PowerBoat race at the F1PowerBoat Media Center located at the Harbor His Majesty King Napitupulu, Balige, Sunday (26/2/2023).
Sandiaga said that the implementation of the F1PowerBoat on Lake Toba also proved that Lake Toba was able to put forward the concept of environmental sustainability. In addition, the implementation of the F1PowerBoat has also succeeded in driving the economy of the people around the Lake Toba area, especially in Balige. Based on the data he obtained, Sandiaga said the total economic impact from the implementation of the F1PowerBoat was estimated to reach IDR 300 billion with a target of visiting up to 25 thousand tourists. In the future, Sandiaga said that his party would increase the presence of international-class events on Lake Toba, starting from film festivals to world music festivals.
“So this event will trigger more activity and investment (in Lake Toba) so that we can revive the economy and open up business and employment opportunities,” said Sandiaga.
In addition, Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Angela Tanoesoedibjo said the PowerBoat Formula 1 Motorboat World Championship (F1H20) was able to provide a multiplier effect for the surrounding community. F1 Powerboat itself is enjoyed by 180 million pairs of eyes through various media including social media, broadcasting, and so on. Through the most prestigious motorboat racing event in the world, Lake Toba is expected to become an international conversation.
In this racing series, a racer from Stromoy Racing, Bartek Marszalek won first place after bulldozing the 2.2 km circuit for 18 laps. With this result, Marszalek is entitled to 20 points which is an important capital to wade through the next seven rounds in the 2023 F1 Powerboat season.

February 27, 2023, detikTravel