13 November 2021
Inaugurated by President Joko WIdodo, PTPP's Best Circuit is Ready for World Class Racing
PT PP (Persero) Tbk, one of the leading, largest, and leading construction and investment companies in Indonesia (“PTPP”) attended the inauguration of the Mandalika Circuit located in the Special Economic Zone (“SEZ]]”) Mandalika, Lombok Regency, Province of West Nusa Tenggara. The inauguration ceremony was inaugurated directly by President Joko Widodo which was symbolically marked by the signing of the inscription. The Mandalika Circuit inauguration ceremony which was held today, Friday (12/11) was also attended by the Chairman of the MPR RI Bambang Soesatyo, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of SOEs Erick Thohir, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, Minister of Trade M. Luthfi, Minister of Investment/Head of BKPM Bahlil Lahadalia, Head of the Presidential Secretariat Heru Budi Hartono, Governor of West Nusa Tenggara Zulkieflimansyah, President Director of PTPP Novel Arsyad, Director of Operations for Infrastructure PTPP Yul Ari Pramuraharjo, President Director of PT ITDC Abdulbar M. Mansoer, and other officials. Before carrying out the inauguration of the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit, President Joko Widodo together with 4 (four) Indonesian racers in the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup event tested the main track by riding an RI 1 racing motorbike.
With the inauguration of the Mandalika Circuit which has been built by PTPP, it is ready to be used for world-class racing events, one of which is the World Superbike ("WSBK") event which will be held on 19-21 November. PTPP is very proud to be able to contribute to the construction of the Mandalika Circuit where the company was able to complete the construction of the main track of the circuit on time in accordance with international quality standards from the Federation Internationale de Motorcyclisme (“FIM”) with a class A circuit category which is commonly used in grand prix events. The asphalt also applies the best special asphalt mixture in the world commonly used for racing circuits, namely Stone Mastic Asphalt (“SMA”), which is currently only used in 4 (four) circuits, one of which is the Mandalika Circuit.
With the construction of the Mandalika Circuit, PTPP has contributed to improving the economy in Indonesia, especially in the Lombok area. Where the presence of the racing circuit will certainly increase the attractiveness of foreign and domestic tourists to come to Lombok. The high interest of tourists visiting the area will certainly have a major impact on several sectors, such as increasing hotel or lodging income and excite commercial & restaurant areas. Not only that, with the high interest in visiting tourists to the Lombok area, it will certainly increase the income of transportation companies both land, sea, and air.
Thanks to the quality produced in its construction, the Mandalika Circuit project received 3 (three) record awards from MURI, namely: Asphalt Using BIM Technology with the Most Volume, Construction of the FIM Standard First Circuit, and Construction of the Fastest Circuit Track. The circuit track built by PTPP is the first Moto GP circuit in Indonesia that has the smoothest asphalting results thanks to the technology used in its construction. As a state-owned company engaged in construction, PTPP continues to provide the best legacy for the Indonesian people by not only building ordinary circuits but also circuits that can provide maximum impact on Indonesia.
PTPP is very proud to be able to contribute greatly to the construction of this circuit where thanks to the quality produced in its construction, the Mandalika Circuit located in Indonesia will be increasingly widely known by foreign countries. PTPP hopes that the presence of the Mandalika Circuit will attract the interest and attention of world racers to try the best racing circuits in Indonesia today.