RIP Luis Salom: Racing world’s Tweets, expressions of condolences

RIP Luis Salom: Racing world’s Tweets, expressions of condolences

RIP Luis Salom: Racing world’s Tweets, expressions of condolences


A miserable incident happened to Moto2 rider Luis Salom during the second free practice of the Catalunya GP at Montmelò. The 24-year-old Spaniard crashed at Turn 12, a corner that a Moto2 bike takes in third gear at approximately 100 mph.

“It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of Luis Salom,” MotoGP said in a statement.

“Despite the best efforts of the trauma team, he passed away at 16:55 local time.”

This morning he had tweeted: “Looking forward to ride @circuitcat_es. This circuit is spectacular! #CatalanGP #motogp

British MotoGP rider Scott Redding wrote on Twitter: “My love and heart is with Luis Salom and his family. We lost another great rider. RIP Luis.”

Spanish Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso wrote: “Such terrible news. Such anger and sadness. Rest in peace, rider. A huge embrace to Luis Salom’s friends and family.”

Danny Kent, the British Moto3 world champion wrote: “RIP Luis Salom, such a sad day. You’ll be missed. Love to you and family.”

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, winner of 14 Grand Slam titles, wrote: “Very sad news. Although words can’t bring comfort in times like this, all my support goes to Luis Salom’s family and friends.”

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