Luis Salom back on front row of the grid
Luis Salom completed a superb qualifying session at the British Grand Prix. Despite being injured, the current Moto3 Championship leader claimed a third place start for the race tomorrow after missing a front row starting position at both Indianapolis and Brno.
The morning saw all the Red Bull KTM Ajo riders lower their times from yesterday, even with asphalt temperatures at 15 °C (59°F). Salom, once again amongst the frontrunners, set a stunning pace on his last run-out; all of his final laps were under the 2:15 mark.
Salom started very strong in qualifying, bettering his times from the day before and leading for most of the session. For his final trip out of the box, he set a 2:13.948, the third fastest in the session.
Tomorrow’s race will start at 14.30h —local time—. Last year’s race in Great Britain saw Salom take second on the podium and both Arthur Sissis and Zulfahmi Khairuddin among the top ten.
“It was a good session. If we hadn’t encountered as much traffic, we would have been able to go faster, because my fast lap was ahead of the other riders and usually the best times happen like that. I think I have to stay with the pace we’ve achieved and so for tomorrow we can be fighting in the lead group.
It was a shame because I would have liked to improve my lap and do a perfect lap, but still, moving up from tenth at Indianapolis and fifth at Brno to the first row is quite positive and good. We can be happy.”
Source: Red Bull KTM Ajo Motorsport