Luis Salom arrives at Sachsenring happy and confident
The World Championship arrives in Germany this week, for the final round before the summer break. The Red Bull KTM Ajo team go to Sachsenring having extended a podium streak in the Moto3 class to 20 races, with the help of in-form series leader Luis Salom.
The track has many narrow corners and is one of the slowest on the calendar, characterised by seven consecutive left hand corners which create difficulties in maintaining tyre temperature. It also features one of the shortest straights in Grand Prix racing and ever-variable weather.
Luis Salom has another challenge ahead at the German GP. He is on a run of three consecutive victories, and a win this weekend would make him the first rider to triumph at four Moto3 races in a row. Teammate Arthur Sissis has two successive top ten placings, whilst Zulfahmi Khairuddin is out to regain feeling and points, having left the Dutch TT empty handed.
Following this race, the Moto3 World Championship takes a five-week break, before the riders return to action on Friday, August 16th, at Indianapolis.
“I come into the eighth round of the year happy with the results and the work done at the last Grand Prix. I will try to make the most of the KTM’s qualities at this circuit, as we have been doing so far. Personally, I will be out to do my best right from the Friday, at a circuit that suits me and where I have very fond memories from the past two years.
If I had to highlight any part of the track, it would be the first section, which is very slow and which I really like. In addition, I am lucky enough to train in Palma, Majorca, at a very similar circuit to the Sachsenring.”
Source: Red Bull KTM Ajo Motorsport