Friday, 11 February 2022 – 14:25 WIB
VIVA – Dirty track conditions disrupted the Mandalika MotoGP test on Friday 11 February 2022. Red flags were raised after the morning session lasted for about an hour and a half, to give the organizers the opportunity to clean up the dirty track, especially at Turn 1.
The new track reopened at 12:00 WITA and the racers continued testing their new bikes. Dorna Race Direction Representative Loris Capirossi when met said that dirty track conditions were quite normal for the new circuit.
“About the track, it’s normal for the first time to be a bit dirty, because no one raced before us,” said Capirossi.
The former MotoGP racer, who reviewed the construction of the Mandalika Circuit in April last year, said he was impressed with the work that had been completed on the track, although there was still room for improvement.
Regarding dirty tracks, this will not be a problem, he said. “Since it’s just a test, we have time to clean it up and set things up.
“But we hope that from tomorrow and Sunday, the track conditions are good for testing and everything. But anyway for the new track things like that are normal,” he said.
The MotoGP party previously confirmed that the red flag had to be raised because the circuit was too dirty so it needed to be cleaned first.