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MotoGP Assen: Moto2: SAG will race on to ‘honour’ Luis Salom

The SAG Racing Team confirms it will race on in Moto2 to honour the late Luis Salom, but won't replace him.
The SAG Racing Team has confirmed it will continue to race in the Moto2 World Championship but will do so with just a single entry following the death of Luis Salom during the Catalunya MotoGP weekend.

The 24 year-old succumbed to injuries in the wake of an accident during Moto2 free practice at turn 12 of the Circuit de Catalunya. No other rider was involved.

With his SAG Racing Team pulling out of the Spanish event as it mourned Salom's tragic passing, the outfit has now confirmed it will continue to compete in his honour but will not replace him directly. Instead it will compete with Jesko Raffin for the remainder of 2016, beginning with this weekend's Assen MotoGP.

“After living the worst thing the motorcycle racing sports can give to any supporter of this amazing sport, the SAG Racing Team will continue participating in the MotoGP World Championship to honour Luis Salom,” read a team statement.

“The support showed by fans, professional colleagues, teams, riders, friends and especially the courage of the Salom family as their humble words and the overcoming attitude allowed us to keep going and for that reason we will be eternally grateful.

“The plan of Edu Perales squad is to maintain the team with just one rider until the end of the season and fulfil like this the goals set by Jesko Raffin.”


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