Sat, 06 Aug 1994

60 motor-crossers to compete in Yogyakarta, SUrabaya c'ship

JAKARTA (JP): Sixty leading crossers from Australia, the United States, Japan and Europe will demonstrate their skill when they compete in the supercross championships in Yogyakarta and Surabaya next month.

"One of the five divisions, the 250 cc international, will be contested at night. And this will be the first time in Indonesia," committee chief Bob R.E. Nasution said.

The night races, which need special skill, will only be participated in by foreign riders, he added.

Yogyakarta will host the first series of the championships, officially called Bentoel International Supercross on Sept. 3 and 4. The championships will then move to Surabaya for the second and final race series on Sept. 10 and 11.

The five divisions to be contested are Super Master 250cc International, ABC grade 125 cc (both national and international), international junior under-14 SE 80 cc, 125cc national and a Pee-wee exhibition for four to seven year old riders.


The Superbike world championships which will be staged at the Sentul international track on Aug. 21 will be broadcast live to 73 countries in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa and Oceania, the Flamini Group announced yesterday. The group, has been managing the Superbike World Championship since 1990.

Indonesia which is experiencing great economic growth which in turn boost its sport in automotive, has never hosted such a top- level motor racing event before.

At present, the Superbike World Championship is not only the motorbike championship with the widest television coverage but also one of the sporting events with the highest global number of spectators.

Sentul, will most probably become one of the traditional racing events in superbike time-table. (rsl)