GT World Challenge Asia is heading to the Mandalika International Circuit in Indonesia in 2025 as part of a multi-year deal, SRO Motorsports Group has announced.

By Steven Walton

The 4.3km, 17-turn Mandalika International Circuit is located on the Indonesian island of Lombok.

The track was opened in 2021 and has hosted MotoGP and the FIM Superbike World Championship.

The deal for it to join GT World Challenge Asia was signed last weekend when the series raced at Fuji. SRO Motorsports Group described the deal as a “multi-year agreement”.

GT World Challenge Asia championship director Benjamin Franassovici said Mandalika’s announcement was “the culmination of several years’ work”.

He added: “It’s fantastic to finally confirm Indonesia’s place on Fanatec GT Asia’s schedule.”

The Mandalika track will host the second of six rounds planned for the 2025 season of GT World Challenge Asia. Each round features two 60-minute races.

The 2025 season starts at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia in April, followed by the Mandalika round in May.

After this, the series will visit Thailand’s Chang International Circuit in June, followed by Japan’s Fuji International Speedway in July.

The final two rounds will be held in Japan and China and those events will happen in August and October, respectively. The tracks for these final two rounds are still to be confirmed.

The 2025 calendar has just two rounds in Japan, while this year’s calendar included three, with visits to Fuji, Suzuka and Okayama.

SRO Motorsports Group has also announced the revival of the Suzuka 1000km event for 2025.

It will join the Intercontinental GT Challenge next year. It will not be a round of GT World Challenge Asia.

Still, SRO Motorsports Group said it expected GT World Challenge Asia teams to play a “starring role” in the race.

The 2025 calendar for Japan Cup has not been announced.

2025 GT World Challenge Asia calendar

  1. Sepang, Malaysia – April
  2. Mandalika, Indonesia – May
  3. Buriram, Thailand – June
  4. Fuji, Japan – July
  5. TBC, Japan – August
  6. TBC, China – October

Header image credit: Porsche

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