National Police vessels secure the waters around Mandalika Circuit
This is part of our joint efforts to make the event a success.
Mataram (ANTARA) – National Police Headquarters has put three vessels on standby around the waters of Lombok Island in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) province to ensure the 2022 MotoGP pre-season tests can be held on the Mandalika circuit.
“The vessels, which are under the command of the Indonesian National Police Water and Air Corps, have arrived at the scene to secure the event,” the public relations chief of the chief commissioner of Indonesia informed on Friday. NTB Regional Police, Artanto.
Currently, the ships are on standby with the National Police’s AW-169 helicopter, which regularly conducts aerial patrols around the Pertamina Mandalika International Circuit area, he said.
To secure the MotoGP pre-season test, NTB Regional Police is coordinating closely with other security authorities including Navy, Air Force, state-owned ferry operator PT ASDP Indonesia Ferry, Port Authority and Harbourmaster Office (KSOP), National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) and public airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I, he added.
To bolster safety preparations for the racing event, the national police held several limited meetings with relevant stakeholders and conducted safety simulations in water areas, he said.
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In addition, the NTB regional police chief is reviewing any issues that may disrupt the implementation of the event, he added.
“Our attempts to monitor and secure were supported by a fairly large number of personnel and the additional supporting security facilities. This is part of our joint efforts to make the event a success,” Artanto remarked.
The 2022 MotoGP pre-season test at the Mandalika circuit takes place from February 11 to 13, 2022. On the first day of the test, Repsol Honda’s Pol Espargaro emerged as the fastest rider, followed by Aleix Espargaro of Aprilia Team and Red Bull KTM Factory. Brad Binder racing.
The 2022 MotoGP Pertamina Indonesia Grand Prix will take place from March 18-20, 2022.
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