Pol Espargaro Feels Like Rockstar Welcomed by MotoGP Fans in Jakarta

Jakarta

Pol Espargaro was flattered by the rousing welcome given by the residents of when the MotoGP parade was held. The Repsol Honda rider even felt like a rockstar performing at a music show.

A number of riders celebrated the MotoGP Parade which was held in the HI Roundabout area, Jakarta. The parade was held ahead of the Mandalika MotoGP this week. Photo: Agung Pambudhy

Waving hands and invitations for high fives from fans on the roadside apparently impressed Pol very much. Pol was not silent, he was seen serving the fans who gave their hands. Pol also admired the fans who followed the group from behind. For him, this is a very unforgettable experience.

“We feel like rockstars, it’s very nice to come here. You can show your love for motorbikes and people also like the same thing, it’s hard to explain,” said Pol at the Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia Press Conference, Thursday (17/3/). 2022).

Pol’s fun didn’t stop there. For Pol, being able to meet President Joko Widodo is a golden opportunity. Moreover, Jokowi also likes to ride motorbikes.

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has an audience with MotoGP racers at the Merdeka Palace, Central Jakarta.  To Marc Marquez and his friends, Jokowi introduced the RI 1 motorcycle.President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has an audience with MotoGP racers at the Merdeka Palace, Central Jakarta. To Marc Marquez and his friends, Jokowi introduced the RI 1 motorbike. Photo: Laily Rachev/Setpres Press Bureau

As is known, even though he did not participate in the parade, Jokowi showed his green colored motorbike when MotoGP racers visited the Merdeka Palace.

The motor is actually not new. It is Jokowi’s 2018 Kawasaki W175 which has been modified several times. This motorbike has also been ridden by Jokowi on a number of occasions. One of them when inaugurated the Mandalika Circuit.

The first is a chopper-style modification. Then 2021 a ChopperRacer-style motorcycle. Most recently, this motorbike was modified in the Bobber style.

“Many people surround us, behind us many fans also participate in the parade riding motorbikes, meeting the president who has a hobby of motorbikes,” said Pol.

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