Luis Salom takes hard-fought second row grid spot

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The challenge was difficult, but Luis Salom will start from high up the grid tomorrow at the Czech Republic Grand Prix, in fifth place. The Spaniard overcame a left foot injury to set a 2:08.639 lap, putting him on the second row.

The day started cloudy, with only track temperature at only 22°C. However, Luis Salom decided to push hard on his KTM. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider rode alone for a perfect final lap, in which he set a 2:08.239 time better than anything else offered up this weekend.

Salom could not find the same feeling in qualifying, but was nevertheless always amongst the top riders. With six minutes left on the clock, he put in three flying laps –the second of which was his best of the session.

Tomorrow’s Moto3 race is last up, taking place at 14:30 local time. Luis Salom defends the lead of the overall standings, at a track where he finished second last season.

Luis Salom
“Today my foot hurt more. After four sessions it is more swollen. However, I think we did a good job. In fact, the injury was not what kept us from going faster; that was a small problem with the front of the bike, which slowed us down slightly. We have identified the issue and will solve it tomorrow. In the race I will try to give as much as possible and do the best I can.”

Source: Red Bull KTM Ajo Motorsport

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