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Salom set for MotoGP debut

“As you can imagine I am very excited to be allowed in the MotoGP class” – David Salom.
Jonathan Rea won't be the only World Superbike rider making his MotoGP debut at Misano this weekend.

While Rea is standing in for the injured Casey Stoner at Repsol Honda, David Salom - who races for Pedercini Kawasaki in WSBK - will see out the remainder of the season at the Blusens Avintia CRT team, in place of Ivan Silva.

The difference in equipment between Rea and Salom will be considerable, but Salom also expects tyres to provide the greatest challenge.

“As you can imagine I am very excited to be allowed in the MotoGP class and I'd like to thank Raúl Romero and the whole Avintia Blusens team for this opportunity,” began Salom.

“I hope I'll adapt to the bike and to the team's working method so I can make quick progress. I think the main difference with the SBK bike I have ridden so far is the tyres, but I'll try my best to adapt.

“I am aware it will be no easy task but it is also a great opportunity I want to take advantage of.”

Salom, a podium finisher in World Supersport, has scored points on six occasions in WSBK this year.

Full-season Blusens rider Yonny Hernández has taken the team's FTR Kawasaki to points in seven of the twelve MotoGP rounds, including the last three events.

“I have been feeling great and at ease since the last few races,” said the Colombian, a best of ninth at Indianapolis. “I'd like to follow the same line in this GP and remain in the CRT top three.

“Misano has a long home straight but the twisty bits can help us get closer to the first position. Our bike is competitive and we'll see how it goes. Anyway the most important thing is to score again and follow the same line as in the previous GPs.”



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David Salom, Russian WSBK 2012
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Rossi, displaying Salom`s number, 39, on his helmet. Austrian MotoGP Race 2016
Salom silence, Catalunya MotoGP. 5th June 2016
Brad Binder, Navarro, Bastianini, Catalunya Moto3 Race 2016
Salom silence, Catalunya MotoGP. 5th June 2016
Rins, Catalunya Moto2 Race 2016
Rins holding Luis Salom flag on podium, Catalunya Moto2 Race 2016
Rins, Zarco, Nakagami, Catalunya Moto2 Race 2016
Simeon, Alex Marquez, Luis Salom remembrance, Catalunya Moto2 Race 2016
Simeon, Luis Salom remembrance, Catalunya Moto2 Race 2016
Marshals, Luis Salom remembrance, Catalunya Moto2 Race 2016
Turn 12 run off, scene of Luis Salom accident, Catalunya MotoGP. 5th June 2016
Rins, Zarco, Nakagami, Moto2 race, Catalunya MotoGP. 5th June 2016
Alex Marquez, Moto2 race, Catalunya MotoGP. 5th June 2016
Rins, Moto2 race, Catalunya MotoGP. 5th June 2016
Rins, Moto2 race, Catalunya MotoGP. 5th June 2016

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Macrocephalic - Unregistered

September 14, 2012 6:47 AM

@Makrus: On the edge of my seat is too strong a word, but I'm normally quite interested in the positions of certain riders in the lower classes - even if they're a long way down. Some of the rookies in moto3 are showing their talent. If they're coming 18th on a bike that they bought stock and can't afford to upgrade, then they could well have some potential still.



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