Indonesia dropped from hosting 2017 MotoGP event

International sports management company Dorna Sports have eliminated Indonesia as a candidate from hosting a 2017 MotoGP event after the Sentul circuit in Bogor, West Java, failed to fully meet their hosting stipulations.

According to Ministry of Youth and Sport spokesperson Gatot Dewa Broto, Dorna let Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi know about their decision on July 6 in a letter.

The reason for turning down the Indonesian track according to Ezpeleta was that the Sentul circuit management team failed to submit a master plan to host the MotoGP event, which should cover modifications and the public infrastructure, including the outside area.

"The master plan has not been submitted to us today. As a result, it is not possible [for the Sentul circuit] to organize MotoGP in 2017," Ezpelata's statement read.

The decision has not closed the door on Indonesia applying host the MotoGP event in 2018, 2019 and 2020 according to Gatot, adding that they would have further talks with Dorna over hosting the event going forward.

"The opportunities for Indonesia to host MotoGP are not completely closed. There is still a chance to host it in 2018," Gatot said.

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