Think of Bali and a motorcycle grand prix probably isn’t the first thing that springs to mind. But a circuit for such races is under construction in Mandalika, a coastal resort area on the neighbouring island of Lombok, one of 10 “new Balis” designated by Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Designed to replicate the international appeal and associated financial success – at least before Covid-19 exposed the weaknesses of a visitor-dependent economy – of Indonesia’s biggest tourism brand, the…


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