5 Advantages of The Mandalika Circuit Over Termas de Rio Hondo

As is known, the Termas de Rio Honda Circuit will host the Argentina MotoGP 2022, Sunday 4 April, early morning WIB.

Mandalika International Circuit, Lombok Indonesia

The Termas de Rio Hondo Circuit has its challenges that must be tackled by the racers. However, the Mandalika Circuit has its advantages. Here are five advantages of the Mandalika Circuit over Termas de Rio Hondo:

  1. Mandalika Circuit with Street Circuit Concept

The Mandalika Circuit has a street circuit concept. This means that the Mandalika Circuit can be used for activities other than racing, such as jogging or cycling. For your information, only the inner and outer roads are used for activities outside the race.

  1. The Mandalika Circuit Has Many Challenging Turns

The Mandalika Circuit has 17 corners (six left and 11 right). Well, the Mandalika Circuit has many challenging corners that make the racers have to brake or gas the motorbike hard.

That makes the Mandalika Circuit a challenge for the racers. Therefore, several racers fell while paving at the Mandalika Circuit.

  1. The Mandalika Circuit Has a Wide Run-off and Gravel

The Mandalika Circuit is challenging, but also safe. Because along the 4.31 km it has a run-off and gravel that is quite wide. This minimizes the risk that the drivers will not suffer serious injury in a crash.

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda), who had a serious accident in the Mandalika 2022 MotoGP warm-up, did not suffer any serious physical injuries. However, the accident triggered a relapse of Marquez’s diplopia which had been suffered in 2011 and the end of the 2021 season.

  1. There is a touch of the archipelago at the Mandalika Circuit

The Mandalika Circuit has a touch of the archipelago. In the run-off area or the outer asphalt of bends 15 and 16, there is a subahnale pattern which is the original weaving style of the Sasak Tribe on the island of Lombok.

Not all circuits in the world have that touch. The subahnale pattern is what makes the Mandalika Circuit different from other trends.

  1. The Mandalika Circuit Has Beautiful Views

The Mandalika Circuit is praised by MotoGP as the most beautiful circuit in the world. The praise was expressed by MotoGP through their social media uploads.

The natural beauty of the Mandalika Circuit, which is located near the beach, is indeed a treat for the eyes. Besides the beach, around the Mandalika Circuit, there are also small hills that add to the beauty of this track.