Salom not happy with final race but satisfied with season overall
RW Racing GP and Luis Salom look back with satisfaction on the season, that ended in Valencia. With the last race both team and rider were not entirely happy. Luis Salom had expected much more than seventh place, but realized that a crash in the last lap could have had a much different outcome.
Salom had a good start from fourth place. He lost some positions in the first lap scrum, but was soon able to join the leading group of six. When it began to rain a bit, he could stay with Jonas Folger. The gap increased gradually.
In the closing stages Salom was duelling with Adrian Martin for sixth, on which he seemed to have a firm grip until a reckless attempt from Martin to overtake in the last lap made both men end up in the gravel. Salom could quickly pick up his Aprilia and managed to finish seventh.
“A blessing in disguise”, said the Spanish rider of RW Racing GP. “The race was certainly not the race I had hoped for. The main cause was that my rear tire wore out very quickly. It looks like I’ve made a burnout: torn away completely. I could not take any chances and that is unfortunate, because I had my eyes set on the podium.”
Now that the season is finished, Salom looks back with satisfaction. “The objective was the top 8, in which we succeeded. I’ve been on the podium twice. That should have been a few more times. And in seven of the 17 races I have not scored. That must be better next season. With fewer falls and no injuries, I had certainly been in the top 5. So that’s the goal for next season.”
Salom will test the four-stroke machine for the Moto3 on Monday in Valencia.
Source: RW Racing GP