Indonesia unveils Lippo Village track
|By Pablo Elizalde
||Friday, November 14th 2008, 10:37 GMT
The new Lippo Village street circuit will host this season's Indonesian round of the A1GP championship, it has been announced.
A press conference was held on Thursday to unveil the new track, which will host the first ever street race in Indonesia on 6-8 February next year.
The 3.2km circuit has been designed by Herman Tilke and will run clock-wise, incorporating 12 corners, with an estimated average speed of nearly 180km/h.
"This is an opportunity everyone to lend their support not only for the long-term benefit of the surrounding area, but Indonesia as a whole," said Gordon Benton, an urban planner involved in the project.
"We have now joined an elite group of nations capable of hosting global motorsport series on street circuits. Such circuits include Surfers Paradise, Durban, Valencia, Monaco, Long Beach, Melbourne and Singapore."
The track will have all the standard infrastructure of an international motorsport venue such as race control tower, public grandstands, exhibition malls, a pit complex, hospitality suites and media centre.