MGPA’s Explanation of Peeled Asphalt at the Mandalika Circuit

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit, Lombok, received several complaints from racers MotoGP after undergoing pre-season test session. One of which is asphalt peeled off.

Almost all riders feel the asphalt peeling off. When driving behind other riders, it was felt that there were stones that bounced off and hit the motorbike, helmet, neck, and arms of the rider.

This condition occurs at several bends Mandalika Circuit. In fact, some of the riders argue that these conditions are not ready for racing.

Also read: Mandalika Circuit Re-paved, Finished By March 10 2022

Meanwhile, the second series MotoGP 2022 the title Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia will be held in the near future. Precisely it will be held on March 18-20, 2022.

photo" data-photolink="http://otomotif.kompas.com/image/2022/02/17/074200715/penjelasan-mgpa-soal-aspal-yang-terkelupas-di-sirkuit-mandalika?page=2" style=" max-width: 100% ; width:750px ">Dock. Pertamina Landmark Pertamina is located at the 10th corner of the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit Mandalika Special Economic Zone (KEK), Praya, Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, 8 November 2021. The 10th turn can reach speeds of up to 350km/hour and there will be a thrust (speed trap) where the racer will try to maximize it.[PERTAMINA/ENERGIA/Andrianto Abdurrahman; AND2021110804]-

Andhi Satria, President Director of Mandalika Grand Prix Association (MGPA), says, this is a recently completed track. Only used once for WorldSBK, whose power is different from MotoGP.

“So, definitely not only in Indonesia, everywhere, the new track has advantages and disadvantages. Maybe with a 4.1 km long track, there is one part that doesn’t match that much power,” said Andhi, during a virtual press conference. , Wednesday (16/2/2022).

This condition makes many people speculate. In fact, there are also outside media that say that the asphalt used is not in accordance with the specifications set by the END.

Also read: ITDC Ready to Fix Mandalika Circuit, Fixed MotoGP Schedule

Novel Arsyad, Managing Director PT Housing Development (PP) denied the news. He said the stone used for the asphalt was based on existing specifications.

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“If that happens in the majority, it might be a construction error. However, this is relative, actually it is very small. However, we will carry out repairs that are not half-hearted. We will expand the repair area,” said Novel.

Novel added, for the gravel on the side of the track, it was already using the best gravel. It has also been proven that with riders who fall, gravel can protect them well.

It has been agreed by the FIM, Dorna Sports, ITDC, MGPA, and other related parties to re-pave some of the track. Circuit re-coating will be carried out from the section before bend 17 to after bend 5.

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