Indonesia Rain Shaman Goes International at the Mandalika Circuit During MotoGP Event

- 21 March 2022 18:37 WIB
Rain Shaman at 2022 Mandalika MotoGP (Pikiran Rakyat/@MotoGP Twitter, Youtube)
Rain Shaman at 2022 Mandalika MotoGP (Pikiran Rakyat/@MotoGP Twitter, Youtube)

JAKARTADAILY.ID - The MotoGP team highlighted the appearance of a rain shaman at the 2022 Mandalika MotoGP event. Shaman Rara Isti Wulandari was employed to modify the weather during the race. Her ritual to ward off rain at Mandalika Circuit was even recorded by the MotoGP team.

Wulandari’s service was used due to an unending heavy rain, causing the start time delay from its original schedule of 3 p.m. WITA. Her assistance garnered compliments from the MotoGP team.

“IT WORKED,” stated the team’s official Twitter account @MotoGP as quoted by, Sunday, March 20, 2022.

The rain then slowly subsides and the race can finally begin at 3:15 p.m. WITA.

KTM's Miguel Oliveira won the 2022 Mandalika MotoGP, followed by Fabio Quartararo and Johann Zarco as the second and third winners.

Wulandari is one of the rain shaman employed by the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), a state-owned company and owner of the Mandalika Circuit.

The shaman was trusted earlier to modify the weather during the track repavement process before the race began.

Aside from the 2022 Mandalika MotoGP event, Wulandari’s services have been used on several important occasions. She was even invited as rain shaman for the Opening Asian Games event back in 2018.

The article was translated from's article titled "Go Internasional, Aksi Ajaib Pawang Hujan di Sirkuit Mandalika Bikin MotoGP Takjub".

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Editor: M. A. Wahad

Source: Pikiran Rakyat


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