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Indonesia is said to host MotoGP on earthquake-hit Lombok island

Lombok : Indonesia is scheduled to host a MotoGP street race from 2021 on the island of Lombok , which was rocked by deadly earthquakes last year , the country’s tourism development agency stated .

The venture is meant to help Lombok , a elegance spot beside Bali , recover from the quakes that destroyed more than 500 individuals in July and August , a senior official mentioned previously .

A three-year deal was reached between MotoGP promoter Dorna Sports and the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation, the state-backed agency said late Thursday.

“(The site) will be designated as a sports tourism destination and the plan is to build a MotoGP circuit there by 2021,“ tourism ministry spokesman Guntur Sakti told AFP Friday.

Mansoer has said the project was expected to boost tourism in Indonesia and help Lombok recover from last year’s earthquakes.
The new track will host races between 2021 and 2023. The announcement follows Thailand’s debut MotoGP last year as the sport looks to fast-growing Southeast Asia, where it has a strong following.

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