Luis Salom dead: Moto2 rider dies after having suffered crash during Catalan Grand Prix practice in Barcelona
Moto2 rider Luis Salom has died after having suffered serious injuries inside a practice crash for that Barcelona Grand Prix, aged 24.
A MotoGP statement confirmed the SAG Team rider was involved with an accident at turn 12 from the Catalunya circuit with under 25 minutes remaining from the second free rehearsal, with Moto2 the main support race with this weekend’s MotoGP event.
Two medical cars and 2 ambulances were immediately in this area from the crash to have a tendency to the Spaniard, as the medical helicopter seemed to be deployed.
Luis Salom was practicing for that Moto2 Barcelona Grand Prix during the time of the crash (Getty)
Salom was used in the encompassing Hospital General de Catalunya by road because of the harshness of his condition, but after going under the knife upon arrival, he was pronounced dead shortly before 17:00 local time.
The statement added: “The FIM, Dorna, IRTA, RFME and also the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya desires to spread its condolences towards the family, buddies and group of Salom.”
Salom finished second within this season’s Qatar Grand Prix (Getty)
Salom finished second within the Moto3 world championship this year, before finishing third in 2013 by which he only overlooked the title in the final race of year in Valencia as Maverick Vinales and Alex Rins finished in front of him.
Salom finished runner-in Moto3 this year and third a season later (Getty)
Salom guaranteed nine victories and 25 podium finishes in Moto3 before moving to the Moto2 category in 2014, where he guaranteed two podium finishes in the debut season. Salom finished second within this season’s opening race in Qatar, and upon the market from the newest event in Mugello.