The Mandalika MotoGP Event Brings Blessings to 300 MSMEs, Profits Up to IDR 1.2 Billion!


The Mandalika MotoGP race began on Friday (18/3). The most prestigious motorcycle racing in the world brings many positive impacts on Indonesia, one of which is to bring benefits to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) entrepreneurs.

It was recorded that as many as 300 MSME actors experienced a significant increase in income reaching a total of Rp. 1.2 billion thanks to MotoGP Mandalika 2022.

Sandiaga Salahudin Uno, in an official statement, Saturday (3/19/2022), said, “We collect data directly at the airport, there are 300 MSMEs which have experienced an increase of up to Rp. 1.2 billion,” said the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (Menparekraf).

According to Sandiaga, the abundance of MSMEs’ income is certainly an interesting note at the beginning of the Mandalika MotoGP which starts on Friday (18/3/2022) with free practice sessions 1 and 2. The MotoGP race will take place on Sunday (20/3/2022).

Sandiaga stated that with a very large MotoGP fanbase around the world, it can attract 400 million spectators worldwide in each series. That way, it becomes one of the very strong factors in increasing the income of domestic MSME actors.

“Generating business opportunities from MSME actors, so that efforts to recover the national economy can be fast,” said Sandiaga.

Sandi hopes that the profits obtained by MSME actors during the implementation of the Mandalika MotoGP can cover losses caused by the global COVID-19 outbreak that has hit over the past two years.

By doing so, it allows MSME actors to expand their business wings to be bigger in the future and recover quickly.

“Closing the losses of MSMEs during the pandemic that lasted for the past two years,” he said.

Meanwhile, from the tourism sector, the Mandalika MotoGP provides unlimited promotional benefits for the mainstay tourism destinations of Lombok, NTB in particular, and Indonesia in general.

The tourism destinations will be more centralized according to their segments, ranging from sports tourism destinations, halal destinations, to nature tourism.

“This natural tourism destination has now made Lombok famous as a honeymoon destination, because of its beauty, atmosphere, and unique panorama,” said Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga.

Meanwhile, Public Policy Observer, Agus Pambagio, said that Lombok’s current condition with the Mandalika MotoGP event is getting better in terms of tourism sector services because it is important to continue to be evaluated as an effort to improve it.

One of them, the MSME area must be arranged more neatly, because it can make the public or visitors more interested in coming to the MSME trade location.

Agus believes that the potential of MSMEs owned by NTB can improve the economy. Thus, recovery due to the impact of the global COVID-19 outbreak can be carried out in a faster time.