It’s hard to make money, World Superbike will no longer be held at Mandalika Lifestyle – 1 hour ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The World Superbike (WSBK) event or World Superbike Championship for the 2024 season will certainly no longer be held at the Mandalika Circuit, Lombok. In fact, the competition attracted many spectators.

Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (menparekraf) Sandiaga Uno said, the Mandalika circuit is only focused on MotoGP events and sports tourism. This is also the first time that the Mandalika Circuit has not been included in the WSBK series list after holding races for three consecutive seasons.

WSBK is the first international racing series to be held at the Mandalika Circuit in November 2021. The last WSBK Mandalika was held on March 4-5.

The reason, according to Sandi, is because from an economic perspective the event does not make much money or profit.

“World Super Bike is indeed good in terms of the number of spectators, but in terms of calculating the impact on the local economy and sustainability in terms of implementation, this is a record,” said Sandiaga in a press conference Monday (30/10/2023).

“Finally it was decided that WSBK would not be continued, but replaced with events which is more impactful,” he added.

Quoted from detikBali2023 MotoGP Field Commander and Head of the West Nusa Tenggara Tourism Service (Dispar NTB) Jamaluddin Malady explained the reason why the Mandalika Circuit was not included in the 2024 World Superbike (WSBK) event calendar. hosting fees which the government paid to Dorna Sports.

Size hosting fees that is said to be the main reason why WSBK may not be held at the Mandalika Circuit. For hosting fees MotoGP alone costs around Rp. 180 billion to be paid to Dorna.

“For WSBK it might be around IDR 100 billion. Yes, around that much. So the government decides not to hold it, maybe yes,” said Jamal, Friday (27/10).

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