RIP Luis Salom

Andz

Phantom Rider
Elite Member
24 year old Moto 2 rider Luis Salom died yesterday after a crash during FP2 for the Catalunya grand prix.

I have only seen fuzzy footage but it looks like his bike hit the air fence at the end of the back straight at high speed, bounced off and he connected the bike after following it through the gravel trap at the same speed as the bike.

As a result the races tomorrow will follow the slower sector 4 F1 layout of Catalunya which adds a couple of turns and a chicane before the main straight.

This is the first fatality in Grand Prix motorcycle racing since Marco Simoncelli at Sepang in 2011.
 
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