Marc Marquez, MotoGP stars touch down in Lombok ahead of Mandalika test – Coconuts
All 24 MotoGP riders have reportedly arrived in Lombok to put rubber on asphalt ahead of the test weekend at the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit.
The circuit is hosting its inaugural MotoGP race on the weekend ending on March 20. On Feb. 11-13, riders will be taking their motorbikes for a spin around Mandalika in one of the four official test weekends ahead of the 2022 season opener in Qatar on March 6.
Six-time MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez, who is racing for the Repsol Honda team, touched down in Lombok yesterday, attracting immediate fanfare on the West Nusa Tenggara island.
🇮🇩 @marcmarquez93 has arrived in Indonesia!
— MotoGP™🏁 (@MotoGP) February 7, 2022
— Marc Márquez (@marcmarquez93) February 7, 2022
The other 23 riders competing in the upcoming MotoGP season have also reportedly arrived in Lombok yesterday. Italian racer Franco Morbidelli of Monster Energy Yamaha took to Instagram to laud Lombok’s beauty upon arrival (admittedly from what looks like a resort).
Morbidelli’s teammate and reigning MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo also posted a scene from the Lombok resort life this morning.
All riders are required to quarantine for 24 hours upon arrival in Lombok, which is a much shorter period than the mandatory 5-day quarantine for regular international travelers. A COVID-19 Task Force official said the riders were given the concession as they are going to be confined in a so-called bubble during their time in Indonesia.