...these young Indonesian riders can continue to participate in various prestigious championships ... until finally, they can partake in MotoGP.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian Motor Association (IMI) has provided assistance to two Indonesian racers, Clevan Lois Valera Octavianus and Lanova Tantra Mahardika, who will compete in the FIM MiniGP World Series 2022 from November 1–3, 2022.

The racing competition will be held in Valencia, Spain.

According to a release received on Wednesday, IMI has arranged free international racing licenses for the two young riders.

Octavianus, 10, and Mahardika, 14, emerged as the best racers in the FIM MiniGP Indonesia Series 2022, which was held at the Sentul International Karting Circuit, West Java province, on October 8 and 9.

"IMI also gives additional funds (pocket money) to support their activities in Valencia, as well as assist them in obtaining visas at the Spanish embassy (in Indonesia). Those are IMI’s supports for their struggle to make Indonesia proud," the chairperson of IMI, Bambang Soesatyo, said.

The two young athletes are scheduled to leave for Valencia on October 27 to compete with more than 30 young riders from 18 countries in the MiniGP.

The IMI chairperson noted that the MiniGP is a part of the “Road to MotoGP” program as the tournament will open opportunities for young talents from all over the world to build their racing careers gradually, until they can qualify for competing in the MotoGP.

"After the FIM MiniGP World Series, these young Indonesian riders can continue to participate in various prestigious championships, such as the Red Bull MotoGP Rookie, Asia Talent Cup, Moto3, Moto2 -- until finally, they can partake in MotoGP," he remarked.

According to Soesatyo, the successful implementation of the inaugural FIM MiniGP Indonesia Series 2022 has demonstrated IMI's commitment to opening more opportunities for young Indonesian racers to make more achievements at the global level.

"In 2023, IMI, along with FIM and Dorna Sports, will also hold the FIM MiniGP Indonesia Series 2023. Thus, it can be ensured that the development of (Indonesian) young racing athletes continues to run sustainably, and it can also bolster Indonesia's position as part of the center of the world motor racing industry and sports," he added.

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