Salom off to a fast start in wet conditions
With an excellent fifth lap time Luis Salom again was one of the fastest riders in the 125cc field. The Spaniard set his time (2.38.161) on Silverstone in the wet. Frenchman Johann Zarco beat the rest by far and was almost four seconds faster than Salom. Obviously Zarco used his frustration about his time penalty in Barcelona well.
The second free practice started with a little drizzle Friday afternoon, which soon turned into a serious shower. The RW Racing GP-team used the circumstances to its benefit and send Salom out for a 20 minute stint in which he gathered as much data as possible. Some showers are expected on Saturday, the weather outlook for the race on Sunday is fully wet.
In the first free practice, on Friday morning, Salom was much faster (2.19.277) but had to be satisfied with tenth. “I set this lap time while riding on my own, without any slipstream”, the Spaniard explained. “Therefore I’m pretty satisfied with it. In the slipstream of one of the faster riders you can be at least a second faster.”
Source: RW Racing GP