Salom delighted with personal progress after Jerez test: “The team improves me as a rider”

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Luis Salom, Jerez Moto3 Test Feb 2013The dry conditions at Jerez only lasted a single day. The Red Bull KTM Ajo riders had to contend with fine rain from the opening hour of Thursday’s final test day, forced to change their plans for the second time this week. Arthur Sissis and Zulfahmi Khairuddin decided to ride, whilst Luis Salom erred on the side of caution after previously riding in the wet on Tuesday.

On a wet track, Sissis and Zulfahmi dedicated the first session of the day to putting kilometres under their belts. The Red Bull KTM Ajo riders racked up 23 and 27 laps, respectively, with both going round in under two minutes and taking sixth and seventh spot, respectively. A 13ºC ambient temperature and a strong wind blowing gusts of up to 20 km/h were the backdrop as the young riders adjusted their wet weather settings.

Red Bull KTM Ajo will be back onboard their machinery in under a month’s time –from March 18th-21st– at the Moto3 Official Test at Jerez. This will serve as a final preparation for the opening round of the season in Qatar.

Luis Salom: “This test at Jerez has been very good. On Day 1 we rode in the wet and the feeling was good in those conditions. Yesterday, in the dry, we rode very comfortably with the bike; we were fast and had a strong pace. I am very happy, because both the team and KTM are working very well. Personally, I have made a big change that has taken me a couple of steps forward. I was able to ride on my own and get my best time like that, without a tow. I am learning fast with this team. They are improving me as a a rider.”

Source: Ajo Motorsport Press Release

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