Kawasaki Puccetti Racing is travelling to Indonesia for the final WorldSSP and WorldSBK rounds. The host for these final races of the 2021 season is the brand-new Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit, located on the island of Lombok. The structure was recently inaugurated by the President of Indonesia Joko Widodo, and comprises a 4.31-kilometre track with 17 turns. The Mandalika circuit offers 40 garages in the paddock area, 50,000 grandstand seats, and space for 138,000 spectators in the green areas surrounding the track.
At the previous San Juan round in Argentina, which took place a month ago, Kawasaki Puccetti Racing riders Philipp Oettl and Tito Rabat scored solid results, while Can Oncu was able to conclude both races on the podium, third in race 1 and second in race 2, the latest podium representing his best result of the 2021 season to date.
Both Oncu and Oettl will be aiming for the podium in the two WorldSSP races in Indonesia, while in WorldSBK Tito Rabat, who once again stands in for injured Lucas Mahias, will be aiming for the top ten.
“I am highly motivated and in great shape as I head to Indonesia. We’ve made real progress during the two previous rounds, especially in the races, and so we need to continue along this path to improve further. The Mandalika track is a new one for everyone and so we start on a level playing field. I hope to do well and bring home the best possible results, to finish the season positively and also to thank Kawasaki Puccetti Racing for having trusted in me”.
“I’ve trained hard recently and feel more than ready for this final WorldSSP round. I can’t wait to learn this new track and work with my team to find a good set-up for my bike. I want to score solid results as we did in Argentina, although in Indonesia my goal is to win. The team has done a fantastic job, which has allowed me to take a big step forward. I’m part of a great team and feel highly motivated, so I can only be optimistic ahead of this last 2021 event”.
“I’m curious to learn the Mandalika track and hope we can have a great weekend. This will be my last appearance with the team and so I’d like to finish with a good result. I’ll give it my all, as ever, and we’ll see what happens, but I feel confident”.