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MotoGP Catalunya: Tributes to Luis Salom

The motorsport world pays tribute to Moto2 star Luis Salom, who tragically died after a Friday practice accident in Catalunya...
SAG Team:"The SAG Team cries the loss of Luis Salom.

"The SAG Team rider, Luis Salom, died today at the Circuit of Barcelona-Catalunya during the second free practice of the journey. A fatal crash occurred in the second-last corner of the track produced several injuries on Luis and, despite the efforts of the medical services to reanimate him, anything was enough to safe his life.

"Luis Salom, a 24 years old rider, joined the team based on Barcelona this season and reached a valuable podium at the season opening race held in Qatar, where he was second. His SAG Team incorporation provided experience and compromise to the squad, and his extroverted character gained quickly the esteem of the whole SAG Team members.

"Edu Perales: 'Today's a truly sad journey for the SAG Team family and the sports world in general; Luis left us in a corner of the circuit competing, making what he loved. For a family as we are, that enjoyed his successes and work, his smile and determination, his loss leaves a big emptiness in our hearts. Today, the SAG Team joins the sadness of his family and friends. Rest in peace Luis, thanks for everything you gave us during the time we spent together, I'm sure you will keep fighting up there, we will never forget you'."

Yamaha: “Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team and its riders, Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi, express their heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and team of Moto2 Spanish rider Luis Salom, who tragically passed away today at Montmelò. R.I.P. Luis.”


Sad day.ciao Luis.

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Honda: “Honda HRC, together with riders Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa and the entire Repsol Honda Team, wish to express their deepest condolences to the family, friends and team of Moto2 Spanish rider Luis Salom, who tragically lost his life today during free practice for the Catalan GP.”







Suzuki: “Team SUZUKI ECSTAR wishes to pass on its condolences and deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Moto2 rider Luis Salom who succumbed to injuries following an incident in today's second Free Practice session at the Catalunya MotoGP.”




Very sad feelings😥 all my condolences to the friends and family of Luis. RIP

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Tech 3: “Due to the tragic incident involving Moto2 rider Luis Salom, the entire Tech3 team would like to send their deepest condolences to his family, the SAG team and everyone else affected. It was an honour for us all to be touched by his passion for racing, his kindness and good nature and it was a privilege to race with Luis over the years. He will forever remain in our hearts and we will stand united with all those affected. The entire team would like to send their condolences to Luis' family and friends.”

LCR Honda:”The LCR Honda Team would like to extend their sincere condolences to the family, friends and Team of Luis Salom, after the Moto2 rider tragically lost his life at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Friday afternoon.

“As the motorcycling fraternity unites at this difficult time, Lucio Cecchinello, Cal Crutchlow and the whole of the Team will mourn the loss of an extremely popular and talented rider.

“Cal Crutchlow: 'We are all deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Luis Salom. Our sport is the best sport in the world, but can be so very cruel sometimes. It is such a shock, but there is nothing more to say other than the fact that our thoughts are firmly with his family and friends at this time.'

“Lucio Cecchinello – Team Principal: 'It's difficult to say anything at such sad news, but I offer my heartfelt sympathy to Luis' family. He lived his life doing what he truly loved, which was racing motorcycles with great success'.”

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Marc VDS: “Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS were saddened to hear that Luis Salom succumbed to injuries sustained in a crash during Free Practice 2 here in Barcelona and has passed away.

“Luis was a fierce competitor and our heartfelt condolences go to his family, friends and the SAG team at this very sad time.

“Michael Bartholemy: Team Principal: 'We all know the risks involved in motorcycle racing, but the death of someone competing in the sport that we love always hits you hard. Luis was a fierce competitor who enjoyed some success over the years. It is with a heavy heart that we bid him farewell after such a tragic turn of events this afternoon. Rest in peace Luis.'"

Gresini: “The Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2, together with everyone in the MotoGP paddock, were left devastated today by the news that Luis Salom had succumbed to his injuries and passed away following a crash in the early stages of this afternoon's FP2 session of the Catalan Grand Prix, at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
The whole team would like to express its deepest condolences to Luis' family and friends and to the SAG team at this very sad time.”

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Leopard Racing:”Friday's Moto2 action in Barcelona came to an early end as Luis Salom fell at Turn 12. The session was stopped to ensure he could receive medical attention, tragically the rider lost his life.

“A fierce competitor and a fiery character, Salom was always a fighter and had many great battles with both Danny Kent and Miguel Oliveira in Moto3 and Moto2. Today results and times do not matter and Leopard Racing would like to send their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Luis Salom.

“The rest of the season will be dedicated to racing in his memory, fighting for the best position possible just as Salom did in every race.”

Forward Racing: “It is with great sadness that we have learned the passing away of Luis Salom. Forward Racing Team wishes to express its condolences for the loss of Luis to his family, team and friends. We will miss him on the grid.”

Red Bull KTM: “The Red Bull KTM Ajo team and whole Ajo Motorsport family wish to express their deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Luis Salom, a former Red Bull KTM Ajo rider lost today in a crash in practice for the Moto2 Catalan Grand Prix. Rest in peace, 'Mexicano', we will never forget you.”











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