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MP1 brings Indonesia into MotoGP™ with Gresini Racing

A new multi-year deal begins in 2021, including a new racing academy aimed at promoting and supporting young Indonesian riders

MP1, an Indonesian company operating in the ever-growing events and sports management industry, will be the new partner of the #GresiniFamily. Starting in 2021, through a multiple-year agreement that sees MP1 become a partner of the team across all categories: MotoGP™, Moto2™, Moto3™ and MotoE™.

MP1 has created an innovative project which will primarily focus on motorcycle racing. Amongst various activities, MP1 will set up a racing academy to scout for young, talented Indonesian riders and support them on the journey from national series to the MotoGP World Championship.

MP1 has chosen the team led by Fausto Gresini to develop a strategic partnership that aims at entering “Team Indonesia” in the World Championship, giving Indonesians the opportunity to see their country represented on the global stage of MotoGP.

It is widely known that Indonesia already has one of the world’s largest fan bases for the MotoGP World Championship. With the addition of a new MotoGP track, The Mandalika International Street Circuit, which is currently under construction, 2021 will see this critical market grow yet again.

It is therefore no wonder that the MP1 – Gresini Racing project has been given the blessing of MotoGP™ commercial rights holder Dorna Sports, who are delighted to see an increasing number of major Indonesian companies getting involved in the Championship as the Indonesian GP moves closer to being included on the MotoGP race calendar.

ANCE DEWIANTI – CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER MP1: “This project is a blessing for the whole MP1 Management team. MotoGP is considered a national sport here in Indonesia and the excitement around the upcoming Mandalika Grand Prix has accelerated our interest in developing our vision.

“Our vision is to support young Indonesian riders, discover a future Indonesian World Champion and leave a lasting legacy of Indonesian success in the sport. To realize our vision, we are delighted to have the opportunity to develop a strategic partnership with Gresini Racing with a mutual goal of creating ‘Team Indonesian Racing’ in the coming year. Our initial involvement will see MP1 with a presence in all categories: MotoE, Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP. In addition, we will be developing a young rider academy to identify talent and help them progress through the ladder toward MotoGP. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Fausto Gresini for his support and for sharing our vision. We would also like to thank DORNA for their support and commitment to Indonesia and helping us create a project of national pride.

“We know that our work will encourage the motorsport industry to expand and bring additional multiplier effects for potential new investments for Indonesia as well as positive impact on tourism to the country. Since the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime & Investment Affairs for the Republic of Indonesia (KEMENKOMARVES), oversees the current MotoGP Project in Mandalika, we have already reached out to the Coordinating Ministry for their support and will continue to develop a strong roadmap for the team and the country.”

FAUSTO GRESINI – TEAM MANAGER: “Everyone knows that Gresini Racing has a long-lasting love affair with Indonesia. Indonesia is already a kind of second home for us as we are enjoying great partnerships and also we love the people, they are all crazy about MotoGP. We are therefore very excited to welcome MP1.

“The partnership has been planned since November 2019 but the pandemic delayed the announcement. We are now delighted to have signed a multiyear partnership across all the categories, from MotoGP to MotoE, which proves the strong involvement that they wanted to establish from the beginning. In addition, we have already shared with MP1 a common vision and intent to look beyond the next year and aim to grow the partnership further and make it stronger. The ultimate goal is, to one day soon, have a team in the championship which to represent the entire nation, their culture and enthusiasm for MotoGP. My gratitude goes to all the team at MP1 for having chosen Gresini Racing to develop such an amazing project.”

CARMELO EZPELETA – DORNA SPORTS CEO: “The announcement of Gresini Racing forming a strategic partnership with MP1 from Indonesia is fabulous news. Indonesia is a key market for everyone involved in motorcycle racing and partnering with such a successful MotoGP team, with presence in all classes, sits perfectly alongside the impending return of MotoGP racing to Indonesia. We welcome the management and staff of MP1 to the sport and look forward to seeing how the partnership grows in the coming months.”

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