The FIM and Dorna Sports are set to visit the Mandalika Street Track in Indonesia to inspect the progress of MotoGP’s first street circuit.
Dorna announced today that they’re going to take a detour on their way back home to Europe, by checking the new Mandelika circuit in Indonesia. The track is the only ‘reserve circuit’ which hasn’t been used yet, as Portimao has replaced the American leg of the series, and the Russian circuit has been scrapped.
Dylan Dilato, the circuit representative, said in a statement:
“This Monday, Dorna, and FIM will fly directly from Qatar to carry out an inspection. They’ve seen the track using the (Drone), but they want to see it first-hand. So as a preparation for the homologation in June 2021, we must first carry out a pre-track inspection.”
He also said the track was approximately 60% complete and was aiming for homologation in June.
“The asphalting of the first layer will continue until March 2021. The asphalting of the second layer and the last layer is targeted for completion in May 2021.”
If completed and homologated to FIM Grade 1, the track is available for use should any further Grand Prix be cancelled. Losail and Portimao have both been used in this case, as the Austin and Argentine Grands Prix were both postponed due to travel restrictions.
The MotoGP championship gets back underway at the Portimao Circuit next weekend for the Portuguese Grand Prix.