WSBK 1,500 Officials Secure World Superbike Event in Lombok 2021

An official has said that up to 1,500 military and police soldiers would be deployed to safeguard the 2021 World Superbike (WSBK) race event at the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit in the Central Lombok region of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB).

Inspector General Imam Sugianto, assistant to the National Police head for operational matters, stated that in addition to the WSBK, which will be in place on November 19–21, 2021, the track will also host the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup (IATC) on November 12–14, 2021.

“We have dispatched around 1,000 NTB Regional Police troops, as well as help for operations control (BKO), Mobile Brigade Corps (Brimob), and Water Police,” he revealed here on Tuesday.

In addition to manpower, the security team has deployed operational fleets like as helicopters and ships to guarantee the international event runs well, according to Sugianto.

He also stated that the province’s regional police had performed the first security drill, which would be followed by cross-sectoral joint practice in the near future.

From mid-November 2021 to early 2022, the NTB province will hold three international racing contests, he said.

He also stated that it will hold the FIM MotoGP World Championship Indonesia Series in March 2022.

As a result, prior to the events, National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo underlined the significance of tightening health procedures and speeding the immunisation campaign in the province.

As a result, he asked all stakeholders — the military, police, provincial health office, volunteers, as well as community and religious leaders — to collaborate in order to expedite vaccines and develop herd immunity as soon as possible.

He expressed confidence that the international racing events, such as the XX Papua National Sports Week (PON) in October 2021, will be held securely and successfully in compliance with health regulations.

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