Luis Salom passes away
Moto2 rider Luis Salom has died following an incident during today's free practice two session in Catalunya. He crashed at turn twelve and was taken to the local hospital via helicopter, however despite the efforts of the medical staff involved he sadly lost his battle.
The MotoGP official statement is as follows: 'Following an incident during today's Moto2 Free Practice 2 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, it is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of Luis Salom (SAG Team).
'The session was red flagged with just under 25 minutes remaining after the Spanish rider fell at Turn 12.
'Two medical cars and then two ambulances were immediately on scene to treat the 24-year-old and the medical helicopter was also deployed to assist in his treatment.
'Due the severity of his condition, the decision was taken to transfer Salom by road to the nearby Hospital General de Catalunya. On arrival, he underwent surgery, but despite the best efforts of the trauma team, he passed away at 16:55pm local time.'
Salom made his debut at Jerez in 2009 in the 125cc category. He finished on the podium 25 times, including nine victories in the Moto3 championship. He also finished on the podium three times in the Moto2 championship and had a number of famous battles with the likes of Maverick Vinales and Alex Rins in his career.
MCE Insurance wish to pass on our condolences to the friends, family and fans of Luis Salom.
10.06.2016 - MCE Insurance