Czech Grand Prix comes to an early end for Salom after warmup crash
Luis Salom could not start in the 125cc race of the Czech GP. The rider of RW Racing GP broke his hand when he crashed in the warm up session on Sunday morning. He was taken to Mallorca to have an operation.
Salom was in his third lap in the warm up session when he steered his Aprilia a bit too wide through a right corner. He touched the grass that was still damp from the rain that fell during the night. The Spaniard hit the ground with his hands and broke the metacarpal of the middle finger of his right hand.
In the medical center the doctors found a compound fracture that has to be repaired with screws. Racing in Brno was therefore out of the question. Salom will have an operation on the isle of Mallorca, where he lives. RW Racing GP hopes their rider will be fit for the Indianapolis race in two weeks time.
Roelof Waninge, team owner: “It’s a real pity, because Luis was well qualified in fifth place and everything looked to be going well. He will join us for Indianapolis anyway. We will decide if he will race there when we get there. The health of the rider is the most important for us. We wish him well.”
Source: RW Racing GP