Team HRC on the hunt in Indonesia

2022-11-26 00:05
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

Iker Lecuona 7

“Lombok is the last unknown track for us because I came to WorldSBK before MotoGP went testing and racing there, so we will have to discover and learn another new one. It looks like a layout that I might like, good for my style, but we’ll find out when we head out for the first time on Friday. I saw the crazy weather that affected last year’s SBK round but that’s a typical variable you have to take into account on this side of the world, like the high temperatures. Anyway, we are prepared and eager to get back out on track.”

Iker Lecuona

Xavi Vierge 97

“I came to Indonesia directly from Argentina, because it’s a country I simply love. So I took the opportunity to spend some days on Lombok before the event and have really enjoyed my time here. It’s a very beautiful place. The track is another new one for us of course, but I’ve watched videos of the past races and have explored it by bicycle. It looks good and I’m really looking forward to starting the weekend and keeping the ball rolling.”

Xavi Vierge

Location Information

Mandalika International Street Circuit (MISC) Kuta, Pujut, Central Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara 83573 Lombok Tengah, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia E-mail: Website: (source and image credits: Dorna)
Mandalika International Circuit

Pole Position Left
Length 4.310 Km
Corners 17
Right 11
Left 6

Circuit Records
Pole Record 1'32.877 (166,672 km/h) T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1, 2021)
Race Record 1'34.288 (164,18 Km/h) T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1, 2021)
All Times Record 1'32.877 (166,672 km/h) T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1, 2021)
Race1 Winner 2021 T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1)
Superpole Winner 2021 Race cancelled due to weather conditions
Race2 Winner 2021 J. Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR)

Source: HRC

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