Saturday-Sunday (14-15 June 2008), Ducati community in Jakarta and surrounding area got a chance to support the National Motor Racing Championship (Indoprix) at Sentul International Circuit.
At this type of race, several types of Ducati such as Monster, Multistrada, and Sport Touring (ST) as well as Superbike 1098 participated. The spirit of the event is not the real race but only for fun and at the same time increasing the skill and give more experience to the Ducati riders. However, as always, due to safety consideration, all safety gear requirements are fully applied.
Today, Saturday, June 14, 2008, we get 30 minutes Qualifying Time Practice, but not all of us could come. The weather was ok. It seems that it was a big rain last night but the track although not really dry, was not wet any more.
Sunday, June 15, 2008, The Race.
All riders and some supporters have arrived at Sentul Circuit at 09.00 a.m. We will start at 10.30 but the sky was quite dark with the dark cloud. It is just about the rain fall down. Uh.. it was abit scarry. I have no cofidence to have a wet race since the track is very slipery if wet.
Uh… the track was so so slippery and I got was sliding a bit in many corners. Well.. it is very scary for me. I also need to finish safely since I will participate in a real race later this afternoon at the Superbike Class.
But Danang keep pushing a bit hard and then was fallen down at the exit of “Small S”. He and the bike were ok. Only slide a bit.
Finally we finished still in the wet. We dont really care with the result as far as every one could finish safely and happy.
Simple lunch at the warung nasi at the back of Paddock area, most of the riders and supporter went home with their smiling faces. Didi, Bona and I have to stay at the circuit a bit longger for the real race at Superbike Class later this afternoon.