The Indonesian MotoGP (Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia) at the Mandalika Circuit is only a few days away. Some of the supporting facilities also appear to be 100% complete, one example of which is the podium building for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. What is the design of the inaugural MotoGP Mandalika podium like?
Indonesia will again hold premier class motorcycle racing after 25 years of absence. The Indonesian MotoGP will be held at the Pertamina Mandalika Circuit, Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) on March 18-20, 2022.
The Mandalika Circuit itself has held a WSBK (World Superbike) motorcycle race at the end of 2021. In this series, the podium for the winners is placed behind the pit building and is in the form of a fairly large stage.
The WSBK Mandalika 2021 podium is in the form of a stage (ANTARA FOTO/ANDIKA WAHYU)
Well, somewhat different from the WSBK implementation, in the Mandalika MotoGP series, the podium design will no longer be in the form of a separate stage, but will be integrated with the pit building.
This was known from the Instagram Story Vice President of the Mandalika Grand Prix Association (MGPA), Cahyadi Wanda. In his official Instagram account, @theofficialcahyadi, he uploaded the appearance of the Mandalika MotoGP podium.
In the photo it can be seen that the Mandalika MotoGP podium will be integrated with the pit building. The position of the podium is located on the far right of the building, on the second floor, next to the VIP audience room and press room.
The podium still looks plain in black and white, and has not been given various kinds of stickers from the sponsors. Under the podium is the words ‘Pertamina Mandalika Circuit’. Then at the top there is the words ‘Mandalika GP Series, the ITDC logo, and also the MGPA logo.
Which podium design format do you prefer? A podium like WSBK or a MotoGP podium like this?
Mandalika MotoGP Podium Photo: Instagram @theofficialcahyadi
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