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Moto2, Farewell Luis Salom

The Spanish rider from the SAG Team passed away at 16:55 at the Ospedale Generale di Catalunya

Farewell Luis Salom

Luis Salom has lost his fight. Following the accident during the second Moto2 practice session, the Spanish rider passed away at 16.55 local time, after having been transferred to the Ospedale di Generale di Catalunya. This was communicated in the press release circulated by Dorna at the end of the press conference.

The SAG Team rider crashed at turn 12, and the session was immediately stopped with the red flag, with 25 minutes still to go.

Two medical cars and two ambulances were immediately at the scene of the accident to treat the 24-year old, as was the helicopter. Due to the severity of his condition, the decision was made to transfer Salom by ambulance to the nearby Ospedale Generale di Catalunya. On arrival, the rider immediately underwent surgery but the injuries sustained proved to be too serious. He passed away at 16.55 local time.    

Translated by Heather Watson

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