Luis Salom

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Salom at the pitwalk of 2013 Catalan Grand Prix

Luis Jaime Salom Horrach[1] (7 August 1991 – 3 June 2016) was a Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle racer. He was born in Palma, Majorca.

Salom won his first Grand Prix in Indianapolis in 2012, beating Sandro Cortese and Maverick Viñales in a last-lap fight. He also won at Aragon. He finished the championship in second behind Cortese.

Salom died on 3 June 2016 while racing in the 2016 Catalan Moto2 Grand Prix in Barcelona after crashing against a wall, aged 24.[2]

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  1. "Campeonato de España de Velocidad, Circuito de Albacete – 5ª Prueba: Clasificación Provisional" (PDF). CEV Buckler. Dorna Sports. 21 September 2008. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
  2. "Catalulnya MotoGP to use F1 layout following Salom tragedy". 3 June 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2016.

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