Extreme weather conditions force postponement of WorldSBK Race 1 to Sunday
Following a heavy thunderstorm hitting the Pertamina Mandalika Circuit in the afternoon on the WorldSBK grid for Race 1, the start was delayed. Weather conditions continued to deteriorate, forcing Race 1 to be rescheduled for 11:00 AM on Sunday morning, with riders’ safety remaining paramount.
Sunday’s new schedule will include WorldSBK Race 1 at 11:00 AM LT (GMT +8) and WorldSBK Race 2 will start regularly at 15:00 LT (GMT +8). Both races will be over the course of 21 laps. For the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup (IATC), there will be one race on Sunday: Race 3. Unfortunately, this means the cancellation of the Tissot Superpole Race and Saturday’s second IATC race.
Starting grid positions for WorldSBK Race 1 and Race 2 will be following the results of today’s WorldSBK Tissot Superpole from Saturday morning.
The rest of the schedule remains unchanged.
New Sunday Schedule, all times are local time (GMT+8):
09:00 – WorldSBK Warm-Up
09:25 – WorldSSP Warm-Up
11:00 – WorldSBK Race 1 (21 Laps)
12:30 – IATC Race 3 – 12:30 (12 Laps, new race distance)
13:30 – WorldSSP Race 2 (19 Laps)
15:00 – WorldSBK Race 2 (21 Laps)