The Red Bull KTM Ajo team completed a positive weekend at Misano in the twelfth race of the 2013 season. Luis Salom was just off the podium at the San Marino and Riviera di Rimini Grand Prix, having started from tenth on the grid. Salom continues to lead the overall standings, with a 19 point advantage over Maverick Viñales.
The race began with a good start made by Zulfahmi Khairuddin and Luis Salom, who occupied fourth and seventh place, respectively, alter the opening lap. The two Red Bull KTM Ajo riders occupied spots in the second group, alongside three other riders.
The fight for fourth place was intense, and both the Spaniard and the Malaysian had spells in the lead of the pack. Following a breathtaking final lap, Salom crossed the line in fourth, with Zulfahmi Khairuddin in sixth.
Luis Salom continues to lead the overall standings, with 246 points to his name. He is 19 ahead of his nearest rival.
“This wasn’t my best weekend, but despite everything a fourth place isn’t all bad. Our worst results so far have been fifth at Indianapolis and fourth today, so we have to be happy and keep on working. I knew that after the crash on Friday this weekend was going to be tough. I will take the positives from fourth place. Now we have just five races left and we have to take them one-by-one. We have to fight hard, because this will be a tough, close end to the season.”
Source: Red Bull KTM Ajo Motorsport
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