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Indonesia recently completed construction of a new international circuit in the Mandalika, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, in April 2021. Since then, a number of professional racing competitions, such as the Asia Talent Cup, the World Superbike (WSBK), and the MotoGP, have taken place on this great track.

It would be interesting to learn more about Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit beforehand if you enjoy watching those sports and have been intending to visit this circuit to view an event you like. Here are 5 fascinating facts about the circuit you should be aware of, without further ado.

Mandalika Circuit

1. Situated in one of the top five Super Priority Locations

As the name suggests, Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit is situated in the Mandalika resort area on Lombok Island - West Nusa Tenggara. Lake Toba in North Sumatra, Likupang in North Sulawesi, Borobudur in Central Java, and Labuan Bajo in Flores Island - East Nusa Tenggara are the other four Super Priority destinations.

There is not any doubt that Mandalika offers visitors an incredible show to experience. When you imagine the ideal scene of white sand beaches and verdant hills in the backdrop of the south coast, that is precisely what Mandalika will offer you. It makes sense why it was formerly known as the surfer's best-kept secret before being transformed into a tourist destination with mouthwatering restaurants, kid-friendly water parks, and opulent hotels and resorts.

It would be prudent to swing by and take advantage of Mandalika's recreational opportunities if you're going to be at the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit!

Mandalika Circuit

2. Pit Building constructed using regionally sourced materials

In a statement, Happy Harinto, the Director of Strategy and Communication for the Mandalika Gran Prix Association (MGPA), stated that the Pit Building facility at the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit was constructed using locally produced materials and the PT Wijaya Karya Building (PT WIKA) modular construction method.

The Indonesian Record Museum (MURI) has recognized the Pit Building for this globally recognized circuit, which was constructed in just 21 days, as the fastest construction of a modular Pit Building at the international level.

Built with a modular architecture comprising three stories, the 350-meter Pit Building can accommodate 50 garages, with the ground floor serving as a garage for teams and team mechanics. Each garage is constructed with a building space of 13,700 square meters and measures 5.24 meters in width and 18.34 meters in length. The platform area, the VVIP tribune, and the Media Center viewers are located on the second floor. Numerous additional supporting facilities are located on the third floor.

3. Putting the Street Circuit idea into practice

As you may have seen, the circuit is named Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit, indicating that the idea of a street circuit is used. What does that signify?

The meaning of "street circuit" technically refers to a larger racing role, which essentially means that the circuit can serve as a tourist attraction even in the absence of a race. As a result, individuals can engage in revitalizing activities like jogging, running, or simply taking in the scenery in the area surrounding the track. The public will still not be allowed on the major lines, though, and there will be strict security measures in place.

This implies that even if you're only visiting Lombok for a leisurely trip, you can still visit the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit to take in the opulent architecture of the venue and have a leisurely stroll around it during non-racing hours. Doesn't that sound like fun?

4. Most recent asphalt technology

As part of the development for Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit, PT Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (PT ITDC) employs Stone Mastic Asphalt (SMA) to polish the third layer of the road construction in order to meet the requirements for a world-class racing competition such as the MotoGP.

The top layer of asphalt is coated with a state-of-the-art combination called Stone Mastic Asphalt (SMA). According to the theory of stone-by-stone contact, this mixture has the ability to reinforce the trajectory surface layer's structural integrity.

SMA has a high penetration grade (PG) of PG 82, according to MGPA Dwianto Eko Winaryo, Construction Director. In 2014–2015, this particular blend was just released. As a result, not every circuit in the globe layers asphalt using this mixture. Several tracks worldwide have utilized asphalt, such as the UK's Silverstone Circuit, the UAE's Dubai Circuit, and Australia's Phillip Island Circuit.

5. Including distinct Tenun motivations

In addition to adding a local flavor to the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit, MGPA, as an international standard circuit, used the Subahnale, a traditional weaving (Tenun) design that comes from the Sasak Tribe of Lombok Island. The Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit's 15th and 16th corners' outer asphalt, or the run-off region, are where the pattern is located.

Muslims may recognize the name Subahnale since it is the Sasak translation of Subhanallah, which means "Praise be to Allah." The locals thought that the pattern got its name from the custom of the ladies in the area who, while weaving cloth with that specific design, would not stop repeating Subhanallah.

The intricate Subahnale traditional clothing is created by hand using a variety of traditional weaving tools and plant-based threads, including betel lime, indigo leaves, tarum leaves, tree roots, bark, coconut fibers, and many more. Even though the production process can take a while, the end product will undoubtedly be a magnificent work of art.

Want to experience the splendor of this global circuit for yourself? Make your plans to Mandalika right away to explore more of Lombok's treasures. As usual, we respectfully advise you to familiarize yourself with the rules governing foreign travel to Indonesia and to follow CHSE (Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environment Sustainability) guidelines at all times.

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