The 11th round of the 2023 MXGP World Championship is following quickly on from the MXGP of Sumbawa-Indonesia, as Team HRC headed west to next island of Lombok for the inaugural event at this location.

The venue is the old airport which serviced the island, which is near the city of Mataram, with the track being built specifically for this event. No one has ridden on it before so there is no data from previous years to help with setup and so everyone will be starting from a blank slate when they arrive at the track to un-crate the bikes on Thursday.

This will give Ruben Fernandez a great opportunity to forget about his toils on Sumbawa, and concentrate on learning the new circuit and getting himself on the podium. His sixth overall last weekend wasn’t what he was hoping for, so this weekend gives him the immediate chance to put that right and given how well he’s been riding previously, this Lombok track could offer him another chance to put himself inside the top three as well move himself into third in the MXGP championship.

Lombok will once again see the abbreviated schedule with an hour less break between the practice sessions and the races, so riders don’t have as long to recover in the hot and humid conditions, but having had a week to acclimatise that shouldn’t pose a problem. The main issue will be learning the layout and that will mean the first free practice session on Saturday will be extra important for Fernandez to get some momentum for the rest of the weekend, and put himself in a strong position for his assault on the MXGP of Lombok-Indonesia podium.

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It is good that we have another race this weekend as it gives me a chance straight away to put in a better performance in front of all these Indonesian fans. I’ve have had a fun few days, getting to see some of the cool things on Lombok and nearby, but I’m looking forward to getting back to riding and especially as it’s at a new track. It’s always cool to be the first people to race any venue and this one in Lombok looks like it could be fun. I’ve only seen a couple of photos, so it’s hard to tell until we actually get out there but I’m excited for the weekend.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

The last few days, the team has been able to relax a little bit and unwind after the extensive travel and then the race weekend in Sumbawa. Things didn’t quite work out as well as Ruben would have liked there, but he is still in good spirits and determined to put that right in Lombok. We don’t know too much about the track, other than it is built on the old airport, so we aren’t expecting much elevation, but they have done a good job at other flat facilities before, so it should still be a good weekend and we hope a lot of Indonesian Honda fans come out and see the racing.

MXGP 2023

Rider standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 505 Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing GasGas
2 Febvre Romain 3 FRA 404 Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP Kawasaki
3 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 386 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
4 Fernandez Ruben 70 SPA 374 Team HRC - MXGP Honda
5 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 371 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
6 Coldenhoff Glenn 959 NDL 346 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
7 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 324 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha
8 Forato Alberto 303 ITA 256 SM Action Racing Team Yuasa Battery KTM
9 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 229 Team Ship To Cycle Honda SR Motoblouz Honda
10 Guadagnini Mattia 101 ITA 203 Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing GasGas
11 Renaux Maxime 959 FRA 202 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
12 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA 136 De Baets Yamaha MX-Team Yamaha
13 Watson Ben 919 GBR 135 MRT Racing Team Beta Beta
14 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 121 MRT Racing Team Beta Beta
15 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 113 JM Honda Racing Honda
16 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 112 Standing Construct Honda MXGP Honda
17 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 111 JWR Honda Racing Honda
18 Evans Mitch 43 AUS 104 Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP Kawasaki
19 Koch Tom 226 GER 88 KTM Kosak Team KTM
20 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 56 Standing Construct Honda MXGP Honda
21 Spies Maximillian 71 GER 52 KTM Kosak Team KTM
22 Roosiorg Hardi 75 EST 37 JWR Honda Racing Honda
23 Jacobi Henry GER 29
24 Rubini Stephen 38 FRA 27 Team Ship To Cycle Honda SR Motoblouz Honda
25 Brumann Kevin 87 SWI 24 JK Racing Yamaha Active Yamaha
26 Petrov Petar BUL 23
27 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 22 Standing Construct Honda MXGP Honda
28 Haavisto Jere FIN 19
29 Koch Tim 86 GER 15 Wildcard Rider Suzuki
30 Sterry Adam 811 GBR 13 Wildcard Rider KTM
31 Stewart Lewis AUS 12
32 Ivanov Michael 97 BUL 11 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
33 Leok Tanel EST 10
34 Goupillon Pierre 57 FRA 10 Wildcard Rider KTM
35 Murray Nicholas 167 AUS 10 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
36 Dickinson Ashton 115 GBR 9 Wildcard Rider KTM
37 Tonus Arnaud SWI 8
38 Maksum Hilman IDN 8
39 Sileika Tomass 637 LAT 7 Wildcard Rider GasGas
40 Scheu Mark 991 GER 5 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
41 Lusbo Andero EST 5
42 Kerhoas Lionel 988 FRA 5 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
43 Poli Joaquin 179 ARG 5 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki
44 Mewse Conrad 426 GBR 4 Wildcard Rider Honda
45 Alberto Paulo POR 4
46 Purdon Tristan 141 RSA 3 Wildcard Rider KTM
47 Malaval Adrien FRA 2
48 Croci Simone 771 ITA 2 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
49 Jazdauskas Domantas 181 LTU 2 Wildcard Rider KTM
50 Koch Nico 260 GER 2 Wildcard Rider KTM
51 Poli Agustin 98 ARG 1 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki
52 Gerhardsson Albin 52 SWE 1 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
53 Van Berkel Lars 107 NDL 1 Wildcard Rider Honda
54 Ubach Simeo 724 SPA 1 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
55 Jasikonis Arminas 2 LTU 1 Wildcard Rider GasGas
56 Clochet Jimmy 520 FRA 0 Wildcard Rider Honda
57 Sandner Michael 766 AUT 0 Wildcard Rider KTM
58 Outeiro Luis 147 POR 0 Wildcard Rider Yamaha
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