Cape Town – It was a grim weekend in Spain as Spanish rider Luis Salom died following a horror crash on Friday (June 3 2016).
Salom crashed during second practice at the famous Catalunya circuit in Barcelona, Spain for the Spanish GP. Exiting Turn 12, Salom lost control of his motorcycle and slammed into barriers.
The accident forced race organisers to “cancel” the fast right-hand Turn 12 and adopt an F1-style layout that slows riders down heading into the same section of the track.
Salom’s tragic death sent shock waves throughout the motorsport world.
Tragic death in motorsport
Below are tweets from fans and fellow-racers remembering the young Spanish rider.
@MotoGP very moving. will miss ur funny tantrums in the gravel traps Luis. one of my favourite riders for his passion alone. rip mexicano 39
— marky G#?4?5? (@hardcoreVR46fan) June 5, 2016
@MotoGP wherever you are now, may you rest in peace Luis! Stay safe to all riders!
— Veronika (@veroloebis) June 5, 2016
— Eugenia (@ceinwynne) June 5, 2016
— Indy Motor Speedway (@IMS) June 4, 2016
— Marc Márquez (@marcmarquez93) June 5, 2016
— Sam TalentScout (@CiakyAAR) June 3, 2016
@MotoGP IM SOBBING SO HARD RN I CANT
— lia (@dabootylwt) June 5, 2016
— Pol Espargaró (@polespargaro) June 5, 2016
I’ve been out all day, returning home to find the dreadful, tragic news of Luis Salom’s death.
Condolences to his family and friends
— Sir Guy of Guisborne (@SirGuyGuisborne) June 3, 2016