Salom finishes weekend in 12th after crashing out from amazing 5th place
In the warm-up session on Sunday morning Luis Salom finished in an excellent fourth position.
The Spaniard kept his good form this weekend and after the seventh qualifying position on Saturday, the fourth position in the warm-up gave hope for the race. But Salom had a bad start and fell back from the seventh starting position to eleventh place in the first lap. Soon, the Spaniard found his rhythm and closed the gap to the fifth man Esteve Rabat. In the fifteenth lap of the 23 lap race Salom overtook his fellow countryman. Salom created a small gap but crashed a lap later. The Spaniard managed to get his Aprilia back on track and finished as twelfth.
Luis Salom (12th): “This is a bit frustrating! I rode a good race pace and managed to hold on tight. I fought the entire race for a fifth position and just when I had conquered this position, it went wrong in the first section of the track. An innocent crash ended a great race. Luckily I could still continue the race but the bike was so damaged that I couldn’t get my earlier lap times. A twelfth place does give four points but there was much more possible… I will bring this form to Misano next weekend and want to fight again for a top 5 place!”
Source: Stipa-Molenaar Racing