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Indonesia set for MotoGP street race

Indonesia is set to host a MotoGP event from 2021 after a deal was agreed between the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) and Dorna Sports, the motorcycling series’ promoter.

The deal is yet to be officially confirmed by MotoGP or Dorna, but the Motorsport.com website reported that an agreement has been reached for Indonesia to stage a street-circuit race for three years from 2021.

The grand prix will be held at an all-new venue on the island of Lombok, which was hit by deadly earthquakes last year.

Abdulbar M. Mansoer, president director of the ITDC, told Motorsport.com that the contract was signed on January 29 in Madrid. The contract includes an option to extend past the initial three-year duration.

He added: “The street circuit will be built from zero, unlike the tracks in Singapore and Monaco. When it is not being raced on, it will be used as a regular highway in the area.

“We estimate a fast construction process for the circuit, as we only need to build roads and paddocks.”

The circuit project will be led by French company Vinci Construction.