MOTO2

Luis Salom killed in Montmeló crash

The Spanish Moto2 rider crashed on the 12th corner at Montmeló and was taken to hospital after receiving treatment, but did not regain consciousness.

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Spanish Moto2 rider Luis Salom was killed after suffering a serious accident at the Montmeló circuit during a practice session ahead of this weekend’s Gran Premi de Catalunya.

Salom's Accident

Salom, 24, was taken to the Hospital General Universitario de Cataluña after receiving treatment on the track. The Spaniard crashed on turn 12 of the Montmeló circuit during the second free practice session. The turn is generally approached at 149km/h in third gear by riders.

Eye witnesses said Salom had failed to take the turn on his Kalex bike and had careered off the track without the chance to brake, hitting the air fence and the protection barriers. The rider was knocked unconscious and although he received medical attention swiftly on the track and an air ambulance was on hand, he was taken to hospital by road, where he passed away shortly afterwards.

Reaction to the tragic death of Luis Salom

Luis Salom at Montmelo circuit the day of his death.