Luis Salom’s death – A late braking was the cause of Luis Salom’s death. The Spaniard died in curve 12 during the last Catalunya GP. “Braking 6 mph slower than his fastest lap, due to a minor acceleration out of the curve 11.” said the Sag Team after the telemetry control.
Luis Salom’s death, His Name on a Plane
The memory of Luis Salom is still present. Air Europa will remember the unfortunate pilot with a great initiative. The company decides to show the name of Luis Salom in the skies all over the world. You can see the logo of Salom, in pink and white on a black background, with full name, on a plane. At the presentation ceremony, in an Air Europa’s hangar in Son Sant Joan, there were the Luis Salom’s parents. Also, there were his grandfather, Ángel Viladoms, president de la Real Federación Españala de Motociclismo, Pedro Mas, president de la Federación Balear de Motociclismo, Carles Gonyalons, CEO of Esports. Also, there were three members of Air Europa, Richard Clark, Virginia Cursach and Isabel Ximelis.
Montmelo will be in the calendar until 2021
The Montmelo’s circuit announces the extension of the contract signed with Dorna for another five years. The Catalan circuit’s contract would have expired at the end of this year. But the Catalan GP will be in the calendar at least until 2021. Until then, the circuit received four million from the City Council, but it will have only two. This forced the circuit to seek new financing formulas. “The renewal with the Circuit de Catalunya until 2021 is a good news for MotoGP. It is a structure that has been linked to us since the 1992.” said Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna.
Finally, during the winter, Montmelo will suffer some changes to the final part of the layout. These will allow to avoid as much as possible incidents similar as Luis Salom.