Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli return to the scene of the second and final official IRTA winter test: the Mandalika circuit. They will be using the testing data to hit the ground running during the inaugural MotoGP round at this track this weekend.
Quartararo is highly motivated to give his 100% again at the upcoming race. An issue with tyre pressure prohibited him from showing his full potential in Qatar, making the French supertalent all the more keen to get a good result in Indonesia in front of a large fanbase.
Morbidelli is looking to make an improvement on the first race in Qatar. He’s feeling positive he can make a big step this weekend in his results, also thanks to the testing data he collected earlier this year during the Mandalika winter test. He will be focusing on improving his start and grip to be ensured of a strong race result.
The 4.310km Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit was built on Lombok Island. Though the longest straight is only 507m, speed maniacs can still get their kicks at this track. Its lay-out includes 11 right and 6 left turns – many are fast corners, giving the riders plenty of opportunities to overtake.
The Grand Prix of Indonesia is held in the GMT +8 time zone. MotoGP’s FP1 will take place on Friday afternoon from 10:50 – 11:35 local track time, followed by FP2 from 15:05 – 15:50. On Saturday, FP3 will be held from 10:50 – 11:35, FP4 from 14:25 – 14:55, and the qualifying sessions from 15:05 – 15:45. On Sunday, the Warm Up is held from 10:40 – 11:00 and the race starts at 15:00.