The Mandalika MotoGP will take place on March 18-20, 2022. In addition to feeling the sensation of the asphalt of the Mandalika Circuit, as well as the hot weather of Mandalika, the riders also tasted the sensation of local Indonesian specialties. What are the comments like?
Comments on Indonesian food came from Moto2 Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team riders, Manuel Gonzalez (Spain) and Keminth Kubo (Thailand). In a virtual discussion with journalists (18/3/2022), they were both outspoken about the local food they tasted while in Mandalika.
Manuel, for example, admits that local Indonesian food has a very spicy taste for the Spanish tongue.
“Yesterday I tried the food at the hotel and there was a lot of spicy food. In the form of rice with many side dishes, it was very spicy. I asked them (hotel people) if it was spicy, they said no. Nothing is hotter than that,” said Manuel.
Then for Kubo, the Thai racer admitted that he really likes some Indonesian specialties. Maybe because Indonesian cuisine has the same characteristic taste as the cuisine of other Southeast Asian countries.
Moto2 Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team racers, Manuel Gonzalez (Spain) and Keminth Kubo (Thailand), commented on the typical food of Lombok. Photo: Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team Instagram
“I like local (Indonesian) food, fried rice, fried noodles, and many other spicy foods. Spicy taste makes life more colorful. If there is no spicy taste, there is something lacking in life,” Kubo said.
For information, the Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia (MotoGP Mandalika) will be held at the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit on March 18-20. Indonesia last held a premier class race 25 years ago at the Sentul Circuit, Bogor, West Java.
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