The Mandalika Grand Prix Association ( MGPA ) promises that the WorldSBK Indonesia event at the Mandalika Circuit , Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, on 19-21 November 2021 will proceed as planned. This was conveyed by the President Director of MGPA Ricky Baheramsjah in his official statement on Tuesday (11/16/2021).
Ricky stated that the parties involved in the preparation and implementation of WorldSBK Indonesia 2021 and the closing series of the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup (IATC) this weekend will work professionally and optimally. “We make sure it will run optimally and professionally,” he said as quoted by Antara.
For this reason, the MGPA has accepted the official resignation of Dyan Dilato, who previously served as Head of Operation Sporting MGPA as of November 15, 2021. As is known, a number of national media widely reported that Dyan had issued inappropriate words directed at the marshal or officers track.
Sorry for the Dyan Dilanto Incident
Dyan reportedly assessed that the marshals were negligent on duty at the Mandalika Circuit following the postponement of the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup (IATC) race last weekend. Ricky, on behalf of MGPA, apologizes for Dyan’s words that hurt the hearts of the NTB community, especially the marshal team .
“We understand that insulting and whatever happens in the field is not a professional thing. Therefore, he (Dyan) has officially resigned from MGPA. In the future, everything he does is no longer the responsibility of the MGPA,” said Ricky .
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For more than two decades, Indonesia has not held an international-class motorcycle racing event. Ricky also believes that the election of Mandalika as the host of IATC 2021, WorldSBK 2021, and MotoGP 2022 is a form of confidence in the motorcycle racing community and Dorna Sports on Indonesia’s ability to hold large-scale events.
“We hope that MGPA’s relationship and cooperation with the community will be better and will succeed in organizing international racing events at the pride of Indonesia, especially for the residents of NTB,” said Ricky.
The following is the schedule for the 2021 WorldSBK Indonesia racing week at the Mandalika Circuit (WIB).
WorldSSP : FP1 – 09:00 – 09:45
WorldSBK : FP1 – 10:00 – 10:45
WorldSSP : FP2 – 13:00 – 13:45
WorldSBK : FP2 – 14:00 – 14:45
Saturday, November 20, 2021
WorldSBK : FP3 – 08:00 – 08:30
WorldSSP : SP – 09:25 – 09:45
WorldSBK : SP – 10:10 – 10:25
WorldSSP : Race 1 – 12:30
WorldSBK : Race 1 – 14:00
Sunday, November 21, 2021
WorldSBK : WUP – 08:00 – 08:15
WorldSSP : WUP – 08:25 – 08:40
WorldSBK : SPR – 10:00
WorldSSP : Race 2 – 12:30
WorldSBK : Race 2 – 14:00
Marshal Polemic Continues, MGPA Accepts Dyan Dilanto’s Resignation Ahead of WorldSBK Mandalika
The Mandalika Grand Prix Association ( MGPA ) as the promoter of WorldSBK Indonesia has officially accepted the official resignation of Dyan Dilato, who previously served as Head of Operation Sporting MGPA until November 15, 2021.
A number of national media widely reported that Dyan had said inappropriate words towards the marshal or track officer who he considered negligent on duty at the Mandalika Circuit following the postponement of the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup (IATC) race last weekend.
The main director of MGPA Ricky Baheramsjah in his official statement on Tuesday (16/11/2021), expressed his apologies. “On behalf of the organizing company, we apologize for his words that hurt the hearts of the NTB people, especially the marshal team ,” he said.
IATC Mandalika 1 Series Merged into Mandalika 2
The two IATC Mandalika 1 Series races which were supposed to be held on Sunday (11/14/2021) were known to have been postponed for a week, namely 19-21 November, which should have been the date for the Mandalika 2 Series as a supporting class for the WorldSBK Indonesia event.
Both races were postponed because the Mandalika Circuit lacked marshals. At the request of the FIM and Dorna Sports, each marshal’s post should be filled with eight people. They are tasked with monitoring track conditions and assisting drivers in the event of an accident. As a result, this weekend the IATC riders have to undergo four races.
“We understand that insulting and whatever happens in the field is not a professional thing. Therefore, he (Dyan) has officially resigned from MGPA. In the future, everything he does is no longer the responsibility of the MGPA,” concluded Ricky. .