The MotoGP Mandalika 2023 event is just around the corner, and before the races kick off, riders are engaging in various activities, including a beach cleanup.
MotoGP Mandalika 2023
MotoGP Mandalika 2023 is set to take place from October 13th to 15th, 2023. Several riders have already arrived in Indonesia to acclimatize to the local weather conditions. According to the Mandalika Grand Prix Association (MGPA), some of the riders have made a pit stop in Bali before heading to Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB).
Beach Cleanup and Coral Planting
Prior to the commencement of the Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia 2023 on October 13-15, 2023, the riders will participate in Beach Cleaning and Coral Planting activities at Kuta Beach, Mandalika. This initiative is part of the #waste4change movement, showcasing the corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts of the participating MotoGP riders in supporting the preservation of the natural environment in Lombok.
The Coral Planting activity is a collaboration with the University of Mataram’s Department of Biology, represented by Marine Biology lecturer Hilman Ahyadi. Its purpose is to contribute to environmental conservation and foster a sense of responsibility for the continued existence of the coral reef ecosystem at Kuta Beach, Mandalika.
“In the lead-up to MotoGP 2023, the goal is to conduct coral transplantation and beach cleanup to cultivate and strengthen the love and concern of world riders for the environment. This also serves as a promotional effort to raise environmental awareness through the riders, who have a large fan following and can serve as role models. Secondly, it’s a small step towards improving the coral reef ecosystem in the Mandalika area,” explained Hilman Ahyadi, Marine Biology lecturer at the University of Mataram.
The beach cleanup is scheduled to begin on October 12th. Preceding these activities, there are various events, including welcoming the riders and visiting the Mandalika Bazaar.
Promoting Environmental Awareness
The primary aim of these activities is to encourage MotoGP riders to set an example and inspire the community to care for the environment. Organizers hope that the public will enthusiastically support these efforts and make the event even more vibrant.
Norman Haka, Marketing Commercial Manager of MGPA, expressed, “Our hope for this activity is that the riders can set an example and encourage the public to care about the environment. We hope that the community’s enthusiasm for this cause will be high and will add excitement to the event.”
The involvement of MotoGP riders in beach cleanup and coral planting activities demonstrates their commitment to environmental conservation and sustainability. By taking part in these initiatives, they not only contribute to the local ecosystem but also serve as role models for their fans and the broader community. These efforts align with the growing awareness of the importance of preserving natural environments for future generations.