Saturday, 18 November 2017 | 19:19 WIB

Jakabaring Circuit of Palembang Ready to Hold MotoGP in 2019

MotoGP race session.

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Governor of South Sumatra Alex Noerdin is very confident that Jakabaring Circuit is able to hold the prestigious race of 2019 MotoGP. Alex said this after a trip to Cologne, Germany.

On the tour, Alex held a special meeting with Hermann Tilke, the famous racing circuit designer.

The meeting reinforced his optimism to make Palembang the location of the most prestigious motorcycle racing event in the world.

"I was invited to see the construction and equipment of Nurburging circuit in Germany. This makes me more enthusiastic to make South Sumatera the host of 2019 MotoGP later," explained Alex in a written statement on Tuesday (11/14/2017).

According to Alex, his meeting with Tilke discussed the process of making tracks or circuits for MotoGP in Palembang, so that in 2019, the MotoGP race is expected to be held at Jakabaring Circuit.

South Sumatra provincial government has long been preparing to host the MotoGP. One of them is by accelerating the construction of facilities and infrastructure, especially international-standard circuit in the area of Jakabaring, Palembang.