Salom again on the podium and closing in on championship leaders

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With his seventh podium finish of the season Luis Salom is closing in on the lead of the Moto3 championship. Salom finished second in the GP Aperol di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, on the tail of championship leader Sandro Cortese. RW Racing GP’s top rider is currently third in the standings, but only ten points behind Maverick Viñales. There are still five races to go.

Salom fought a really hard battle with Romano Fenati and Sandro Cortese. The race came at its height with three laps remaining and Maverick Viñales, who had a bad start, closed in on the leading group. With five riders close to each other and changing positions in every corner they entered the final lap. Cortese managed to get away just far enough to prevent Salom from beating him. Cortese said it was one of the most difficult races of the season so far and he took maximum risk to take the lead.

Luis Salom (2nd): “This was a very hard race. There were too many riders remaining in the group to have a decent fight. It was too close. It’s a pity I couldn’t take Cortese. He was very quick in the last lap and just too far away to try. I am happy with the result, especially for my team and for Kalex and KTM. They have worked very hard to give me the best bike.”

Team manager Johan Stigefelt: “I feel sorry for both Brad and Luis. Second and sixteenth are just about the worse positions to finish. Brad could have been closer to the top 10. His lap times were good enough for that. He had the pace. I don’t know if Luis could have won the race. Cortese was very strong today. But we are getting closer to second in the championship and that is great. We have a clear sight at our goal for the final rounds of the season.”

Source: RW Racing GP Press Release

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