President Jokowi to Meet with MotoGP Racers
On Wednesday morning (03/16), at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will meet MotoGP racers who are going to compete at Mandalika Circuit in Lombok island, West Nusa Tenggara province.
“Tomorrow, President Jokowi will meet with MotoGP racers who are going to compete at Mandalika Circuit. There will be famous MotoGP racers, such as Marc Marquez, Joan Mir, Alex Rins, Francesco Bagnaia, Jack Miller, Maverick Vinales, Alex Marquez, and Takaaki Nakagami,” Head of the Presidential Secretariat Heru Budi Hartono said in Jakarta, Tuesday (15/03).
The racers, Heru continued, will ride their motorcycles used for the race. After the meeting, President Jokowi will lead a send-off ceremony for the MotoGP racers to go on a parade to Hotel Indonesia roundabout, Jakarta.
“So, for tomorrow, the President will only meet them and then send off the racers who will ride their own motorcycles. The President will not join the parade,” Heru said.
Heru understands that the people want to witness the arrival of the racers, thus the Presidential Secretariat will broadcast live the event on Presidential Secretariat’s YouTube channel.
“For tomorrow’s agenda, we will do live streaming on Presidential Secretariat’s YouTube channel from 09.30 a.m.,” Heru said.
Meanwhile, Dorna Sport representative explained that the participation of MotoGP racers in the event in Jakarta before they compete in Mandalika shows an appreciation for the Government’s hard work in preparing MotoGP competition in Indonesia.
“Moreover, it is the first year of the ten-year cooperation. Therefore, as a sign of our respect, the racers will meet with President Joko Widodo tomorrow. We would also like to thank Bapak President for his time,” Chief Sporting Officer Dorna Sports Carlos Ezpeleta mentioned. (Bureau of Press, Media, and Information of Presidential Secretariat/UN) (AW/MMB)