A1GP Heads to the Streets of Indonesia
At an event in Indonesia today plans were announced for the street circuit which will be the venue for A1GP World Cup of Motorsport’s return to the country for Season Four. Lippo Village, near Jakarta will host the series only street race of the season, A1GP Indonesia, on 6 – 8 February 2009.
This will be the first time Indonesia has seen a street race of this scale. It will be held in the downtown area of Lippo Village, which was formerly known as Lippo Karawaci. “This is a very exciting occasion not just for Lippo Village, but also Indonesia as a whole,” said Mr. Gordon Benton, Senior Executive from PT. Lippo Karawaci Tbk. “Lippo wanted to bring a top international event to Indonesia like A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, and we are working very closely with the Ikatan Motor Indonesia (IMI), the Ministry of Youth & Sport and rights holder Carbon Worldwide to make this event the pinnacle stop on the A1GP calendar for years to come.”
“A1GP is glad to be back in Indonesia once again. Season Four will mark our third visit to the country which always draws a strong and passionate fan base in support of A1Team Indonesia. This race will be of great interest to the world’s motorsport fraternity, as Indonesia will be part of a select group of nations capable of hosting a street circuit. Lippo Village will now join venues like Surfers Paradise, Monaco, Melbourne, Long Beach and also Singapore,” said David Clare, CEO – Asia Pacific, A1GP World Cup of Motorsport.
Lippo Village will be modifying parts of the town near the famous Pelita Harapan University (UPH). The track is being designed by Tilke Gmbh, the company responsible for circuits in Shanghai and Sepang where A1GP has also raced. “The track designers have conducted the initial site visit, and are currently completing the final design. We intend for the track to be of the highest quality and through good planning, offer minimal disruption to our residents and commercial enterprises,” said Mr. Gordon Benton.
Lippo Village is the flagship city for planned communities created by property developer Lippo Group. Founded in 1993 thirty-kilometers to the west of Jakarta, Lippo Village has become an established lifestyle township with a population of 50,000. It’s integrated education, health and business facilities make it a truly self-sustainable, environmental-friendly city.