DestinationsGrand prix motorcycle racing will return to Indonesia for the first time in over 20 years.

Indonesia to host MotoGP round at Lombok come 2021

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The last time Indonesia hosted grand prix races was in 1996 and 1997 at the Sentul International Circuit in West Java.
The last time Indonesia hosted grand prix races was in 1996 and 1997 at the Sentul International Circuit in West Java. Photo Credit: PredragImages/GettyImages
For the first time in almost 20 years, grand prix motorcycle racing will return to Indonesia — this time, on the island of Lombok. Commercial rights holder DORNA Group said it had signed an agreement with the state-owned Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) to host the event on the tropical island near Bali in 2021. 

"What a unique project this will be, having an urban, world class circuit in a country where MotoGP has such a huge following," DORNA chief executive Carmelo Ezpeleta said. "Indonesia is a key market for us with a considerable percentage of motorsport fans living here and the MotoGP atmosphere will be even stronger once the circuit is complete."

The race will be held on a new street circuit at Mandalika, a special economic zone at the south of the island in a bid to boost tourism. 

The last time Indonesia hosted grand prix races was in 1996 and 1997 at the Sentul International Circuit in West Java. 

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