From Australia straight to Indonesia, Team HRC is now on-site at the Mandalika International Street Circuit where the second round of the 2023 Superbike World Championship is scheduled to take place this coming weekend.

Factory riders Iker Lecuona and Xavi Vierge made a promising start to their 2023 campaign during the season-opener in Australia but are keen to build on those initial results at the Indonesian track. Thanks to their results at the first round, Iker and Xavi currently place seventh and tenth in the championship standings.

Lecuona was unable to compete in last year’s Mandalika races due to injuries sustained in a crash during the weekend’s first practice, but he is eager to tackle the Indonesian track now for the first time. Vierge scored a best result of sixth during last season’s round, when all three of the weekend’s races played out in very hot and humid conditions.

The beautiful circuit, which is situated in the Mandalika area of Lombok island, was only inaugurated two years ago, in 2021, when it staged the WorldSBK season finale. The track measures 4.3 km in length and features a total of seventeen turns, namely six left-handers and eleven right-handers.

Weekend schedule (CET +7):


10.00 – 10.45 – SBK FP1

13.00 – 13.45 – SBK FP2


8.30 – 9.00 – SBK FP3

10.40 – 10.55 – Superpole

13.30 – SBK Race 1


8.30 – 8.45 – SBK Warm-up

10.30 – SBK Superpole race

13.30 – SBK Race 2

Iker Lecuona 7

“I really happy to be in Indonesia and I just hope that the track conditions are better than they were last year, at least as far as I was able to experience, because my weekend was brought to a premature end after a massive high-side. But I like the track and I’m excited to be back in Mandalika and to race here for the first time. After the Australian weekend, I think we’re ready to fight again. We’re still learning about the new bike, so we’ll see but I’m looking forward to the next round.”

Xavi Vierge 97

“We now have the second round of the year at an amazing circuit. I really enjoyed last year’s races and I’m looking forward to getting back there, as there was an incredible atmosphere with great fans. I love the track, it's a layout I really enjoy, but hope it will be in a better condition than last year, as this will make for more exciting races. I can’t wait to get started!”

WorldSBK 2023

Rider standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Bautista Alvaro 1 SPA 62 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati
2 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA 34 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha
3 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 31 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati
4 Rea Jonathan 65 GBR 31 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki
5 Bassani Axel 47 ITA 25 Motocorsa Racing Ducati
6 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 23 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha
7 Lecuona Iker 7 SPA 22 Team HRC Honda
8 Öttl Philipp 5 GER 20 Team GOELEVEN Ducati
9 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 15 BARNI Spark Racing Team Ducati
10 Vierge Xavi 97 SPA 14 Team HRC Honda
11 Aegerter Dominique 77 SWI 12 GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha
12 Redding Scott 45 GBR 10 ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW
13 Gardner Remy 87 AUS 10 GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha
14 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA 8 Bonovo Action BMW BMW
15 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 6 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki
16 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 4 ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW
17 Baz Loris 76 FRA 1 Bonovo Action BMW BMW
18 Syahrin Hafizh 35 MAL 1 PETRONAS MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda
19 Granado Eric 51 BRA 0 PETRONAS MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda
20 Baldassarri Lorenzo 34 ITA 0 GMT94 Yamaha Yamaha
21 Konig Oliver 52 CZE 0 ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki
22 Sykes Tom 66 GBR 0 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
Location Information

Mandalika International Street Circuit (MISC) Kuta, Pujut, Central Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara 83573 Lombok Tengah, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia E-mail: Website: (source and image credits: Dorna)

Pole Position Left
Length 4.310 Km
Corners 17
Right 11
Left 6

Kuta, Kec. Pujut, Kabupaten Lombok Tengah, Nusa Tenggara Bar. 83573 - View in Google Maps


Pole Record 1'31.371 (169,459 Km/h) T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1, 2022)
Race Record 1'32.163 (167,963 Km/h) T.Razgatlioglu - SPR (Yamaha YZF R1, 2022)
All Times Record 1'31.371 (169,459 Km/h) T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1, 2022)
Race1 Winner 2023 A. Bautista (Ducati V4R)
Superpole Winner 2022 T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1)
Race2 Winner 2023 A. Bautista (Ducati V4R)