CNA’s Nivell Rayda looks into the world of illegal motorcycle racing on the streets of Jakarta, and how the authorities are trying to stamp out the problem.

Two motorcycle riders race each other during a drag racing event staged in January 2023. (Photo: CNA/Wisnu Agung Prasetyo)

JAKARTA: The race track was alive with the cheers of spectators and the ear splitting sound of revving engines as racers in heavily modified scooters competed against each other.

It had been drizzling all morning, leaving the asphalt track somewhat slippery. But 33-year-old Aden Lintar was undeterred as he rode across the finish line and left his competitors in the dust.

Lintar is an experienced racer and he was very fa...