Having raced in Argentina two weeks ago, Team HRC is now on the other side of the world, in Indonesia, for round eleven of the 2022 Superbike World Championship, which is set to play out at the Mandalika International Street Circuit in Indonesia.
Despite Mandalika being another new track for them, factory riders Iker Lecuona and Xavi Vierge have high hopes that this penultimate championship round can bring positive results after a strong outing at the latest Argentinian round saw Lecuona finish race 1 fourth and Vierge cross the line sixth in race 2.
The circuit was only inaugurated last year and the final WorldSBK round of the 2021 season was its very first international race event. The weather conditions were precarious to say the least, with the Superpole race ultimately cancelled due to rain and the second Superbike race running in full wet conditions. Located in the Mandalika area of the West Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia, the track measures 4.3 km in length. It features a total of seventeen turns, namely six left-handers and eleven right-handers.
Weekend schedule (CET +7):
10.00 – 10.45 – SBK Free Practice1
13.00 – 13.45 – SBK Free Practice 2
8.30 – 9.00 – SBK Free Practice 3
10.40 – 10.55 – Superpole
13.30 – SBK Race 1
8.30 – 8.45 – SBK Warm-up
10.30 – SBK Superpole race
13.30 – SBK Race 2