THE enthusiasm of motorbike racing lovers over the implementation of the 2022 Mandalika MotoGP has been extraordinary, proven by premiere class tickets selling out in a day, Mandalika Grand Prix Association (MGPA) has said.

“(A total of) 900 premiere class tickets immediately sold out on the first day of ticket sales at 4:57 p.m. Western Indonesian Standard Time (WIB),” vice president director of MGPA, Cahyadi Wanda, said in a written statement released recently.

MGPA is a subsidiary of the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), state-owned tourism developer and the organizer of the racing event at the Mandalika International Street Circuit, Central Lombok district, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) province.

The sales of 900 premiere class tickets, 2 thousand deluxe class tickets, and 21,056 premium grandstand tickets for the 2022 Mandalika MotoGP opened on January 6, 2021. Holders of premier class tickets will get to watch the race from the second floor of the Pit Building and have access to the teams’ garage to see pit activities and interact with the racers, he informed.

“Meanwhile, holders of deluxe class tickets will get seats in the VIP Village, which is adjacent to the paddock,” he added.

The premium grandstand has been divided into four zones: Zone A is located at the start and finish line, Zone B at the first turn, Zone J at the fifteenth turn, and Zone K at the sixteenth turn. The MGPA vice president director assured that although the premiere class tickets have sold out, spectators can still watch the race by buying tickets of other categories.

“Whilst, general admission and standard grandstand ticket sales will start on January 11, 2022,” he informed.

Furthermore, he said that the organizers will also provide daily tickets for the general admission, standard grandstand, and premium grandstand categories. On the first, second, and third day, tickets will be priced in the range of IDR115,000–IDR431,250; IDR287,500–IDR1,150,000; and IDR575,000–IDR1,725,000, respectively.

In addition to daily tickets, MGPA has prepared weekend pass packages starting from IDR805 thousand to IDR2,587 thousand, Meanwhile, for the VIP Hospitality Suites category (premiere class and deluxe class), we are providing three days’ pass tickets for IDR10million–IDR15 million,” he informed. [antaranews/photo special]