MotoGP Mandalika 2022 has been completed. Although accompanied by several notes, this event is expected to be a revival of Indonesia in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. MotoGP has finally returned to Indonesia after 25 years of absence. Held at the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit, Sunday (20/3/2022), the race was delayed by an hour due to heavy rain.
Indonesia’s great success at the inaugural Mandalika MotoGP event invited a lot of praise. Moreover, the organizers of the Mandalika Grand Prix Association (MGPA) were criticized for having circuit problems in the pre-season test session last February. Although it is recognized that the name of the inaugural event can not be separated from several shortcomings outside the race, such as the supporting facilities around the circuit are not fully 100 percent.
However, Indonesia still has a year to improve before the 2023 race. What is certain is that with the Mandalika MotoGP, the Indonesian economy, especially Lombok, has faltered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, the Mandalika MotoGP was also questioned because, at the beginning of the pandemic, there were restrictions on activities in the country and also in many countries. However, amid Indonesia’s efforts towards endemic status, the primary class motorcycle race was able to be held.
“The Mandalika MotoGP is momentum for Indonesia’s economic revival, especially tourism. Therefore, it is hoped that next year, MotoGP can be even better,” said Angkasa Pura Logistik President Director Danny P Thaharsyah.
March 21, 2022, detikSport