Superstars To Race In Indonesia As Part Of 2012 Schedule

Sentul International Circuit - Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service
Sentul International Circuit - Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service

Superstars International Series organisers have revealed their calendar for 2012, with the standout addition of a round at the Sentul International Circuit in Indonesia to conclude the nine round season.

As in 2011, the season will kick off at Monza on 1st April. Rounds will follow at Imola, Donington Park and Mugello before a first visit to the Hungaroring on 1st July.

Spa-Francorchamps, Portimao and Vallelunga will also host races before the Sentul date on 11th November. The calendar is set to be approved by the FIA World Motor Sport Council.

Improvements are due to be made to the track, which has previously hosted A1 Grand Prix and the GP2 Asia Series. This will include new asphalt being laid and the addition of a chicane at the final corner.

“This agreement with Indonesia is promising for the future of Superstars,” said Maurizio Flammini, president of series promoter FG Group.

“I have recently visited the circuit which remains one of Asia's more fascinating. It is also located only 30 minutes from Jakarta, which has become one of the world's major capitals with its 22 million inhabitants, when including the periphery.

“Indonesia is one of Asia's fastest developing countries with growth at more than 6%. Taking Superstars to Indonesia is an important opportunity for our drivers, teams and the industrial world that follows the Superstars International Series.”

It is anticipated that Indonesian racing star Ananda Mikola will contest the Sentul round, as well as the entire 2012 season.

Sentul chief Tinton Soeprapto said: “We are very happy to have the Superstars International Series coming to Sentul in 2012 and glad to continue a long relationship with FG Group. 

“Indonesia is a strong market and we are confident that the event will be successful and annual. We have an improved track, including Grade level enhancement from 4 to 2 once FIA inspectors give their approval, and have an experienced crew to operate the event.  This is also a great opportunity for our local hero, Ananda Mikola, to race in front of a big home crowd.”