Multi year Host City Agreement just signed in Indonesia which will see us racing in Jakarta 14-16 October 2022, Bali in 2023 and Lake Toba in 2024!

25 February, 2022

Vice Governor of Jakarta Ir. H. Ahmad Riza Patria MBA today announced that he has signed a multi year host city agreement with AIR RACE to bring the AIR RACE World Championships to Indonesia for the first time.

 Indonesia Signs Host City Agreement to host AIR RACE World Championships in 2022, 2023 and 2024

Jakarta, Indonesia – February 25th, 2022 Vice Governor of Jakarta Ir. H. Ahmad Riza Patria MBA today announced that he has signed a multi year host city agreement with AIR RACE to bring the AIR RACE World Championships to Indonesia for the first time.

Under this agreement, AIR RACE will hold AIR RACE World Championship (“ARWC”) events in Indonesia on a multi year basis, the first of which will be hosted in Jakarta, Indonesia on October 14th - 16th 2022.

This will be the first time that an ARWC event has been held in Indonesia where it is expected that circa 500,000 people will watch the event live in Jakarta. An estimated 50 million people are expected to engage with the global broadcast (as forecast by Nielsen Sports). As part of the agreement, The AIR RACE World Championships will take place in Bali in 2023 and Lake Toba in 2024.

AIR RACE World Championship is a race format originally developed by Red Bull as the Red Bull Air Race. It was founded in 2003 and has hosted 94 championship series races around the globe. It has attracted viewers in 187 countries and has been broadcast to an audience of over 230 million viewers with over 2.3 billion media impressions worldwide in its most recent season. It is the largest live spectator sports event in the world attracting over 1 million spectators to a single air race on multiple occasions in cities such as Porto and Barcelona.

AIR RACE World Championship will build on the significant legacy that the Red Bull Air Race leaves behind, and is well positioned to deliver one of the world’s most thrilling and pioneering global sporting events – focused on future tech, innovation, clean energy and spectator experience. A video overview is available here.

AIR RACE is designed to push the boundaries of modern air racing, and will deliver a platform that supports and showcases the latest technological developments in green power and advanced aerial mobility. New race categories to be introduced include electric powered aircraft, EVTOL (vertical take off and landing) and JetPacks.

Ir. H. Ahmad Riza Patria MBA, Vice Govenor of Jakarta, commented, “ It is a great pleasure for me to announce that Indonesia will host the prestigious Air Race World Championship event here in Jakarta. This spectacular event will highlight Indonesia as a premier location for global motorsport and will in particular increase local economies and Indonesia’s economy in general post pandemic era. Furthermore it will show Indonesia’s readiness for the upcoming G20 summit”

Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan commented ‘I am delighted to support the initiative taken by the City of Jakarta by announcing the Air Race World Championships which will be initially coming to Jakarta-Indonesia in 2022. With Air Races scheduled for Bali in 2023 and Lake Toba in 2024, this is a major global sporting event which can be enjoyed by Indonesians across the country.

Nalin Jay, CEO of AIR RACE Limited commented, “We are extremely excited to announce this host country agreement with Indonesia. We would particularly like to thank Minister Luhut and the Vice Governor for their support and highly pro-active approach and we look forward to putting on a spectacular show for the people of Jakarta and Indonesia over the next three years. Indonesia is already one of the world’s biggest and most diverse countries with an incredible future growth trend. We’re delighted to play a small part in this exciting new chapter in Indonesia’s long and proud history. With a population of over 270 million people, it is already the 4th most populous country in the world and in PPP terms, it is already the 7th biggest economy in the world. Indonesia is well on its way to becoming an economic superpower of the 21st century.

The whole world has gone through an incredibly difficult couple of years and even now Covid is still causing illness and loss of life around the world. With the Omicron variant proving to be weaker than Delta, we are now seeing the opportunity to commit once again to large scale public events safely. Jakarta is our first big host city announcement and we will be announcing several more over the coming weeks as we put together our final race calendar for 2022 and 2023.”