Indonesian Grand Prix, closing MotoGP?

Indonesian Grand Prix, closing MotoGP?

While Portimao has been named the opening Grand Prix of the 2023 MotoGP season, Indonesia looks set to be the final one.

The 2023 MotoGP calendar is still under development. Dorna-affiliated FIM is working on all scenarios. With the first race of the season set, the circuit appears to be advancing its pawns to host the championship’s final event.

Since 2002, Valencia has hosted the final race of the season, except for 2020 when the Partiman circuit took its place. For Priandhi Satria, managing director of the Mandalika Grand Prix Association (MGPA), the Indonesian Grand Prix could be the final stage of the championship.

“It may be the final race, but Dorna knows best. It is about where the previous series of races will take place. It would also be impossible for the previous race to be in America and then the closing in Indonesia. The distance is very long because it involves a lot of logistics. We’re just waiting to see what Dorn decides,” he explains to CNN.

There are no night races in Indonesia

The man at the head of the MGPA also confirmed that the second edition of the Indonesian Grand Prix will not take place overnight and that the organizer of the MotoGP championship has not made any inquiries in this regard. In addition, the track did not apply for pre-season tests.

One thing seems certain: if Dorna’s request is accepted, it is that the Indonesian Grand Prix will not take place in the first part of the season. MGPA’s executive director requested that the race not be held during Ramadan (which will begin at the end of March) but after Eid al-Fitr, which will take place at the end of April.

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