Team HRC’s Michele Cervellin and Chihiro Notsuka travel to the new venue of Pangkal Pinang this week for an all-new MXGP of Indonesia.
Cervellin will be looking to improve on last week’s results in Qatar which got off to a good start for the young Italian who scored his career-best result on his debut with HRC on the CRF250RW. Notuska is optimistic for a better weekend now he has his first GP race with HRC under his belt, and the JMX IA2 Champion is looking forward to continuing his learning year in the World Championship.
The track is located away from the mainland in a town called Pangkal Pinang which is the largest town in the Indonesian Island of Bangka. The track will incorporate wave sections, dragons back and a fair few jumps. The length is around 1500m so lap times should be just under 2 minutes.
The weather this weekend could potentially be damp as the last few weeks have been particularly bad with heavy rain but even this will not deter the humidity that the riders will have to face. Although the temperature looks to be around 23-30 degrees the humidity will reach little lower than 85 per cent.