Luis Salom: “I can’t wait for Indianapolis GP”
Holidays are over for the Red Bull KTM Ajo team. Luis Salom, Zulfahmi Khairudddin and Arthur Sissis are back riding their KTM Moto3 machines after four weeks off the bike but engaging in intense training sessions.
The 4.2km Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host the start of the second half of the season, which begins with three consecutive weekends of racing. The Moto3 competition resumes with Luis Salom at the head of the overall standings.
Last year, Luis Salom topped the podium at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway after winning his first race in the World Championship. This season he returns to the American track with five more wins to his name –including four this year– and as leader of the lower cylinder category. The Spanish Red Bull KTM Ajo rider hopes to continue with the form that has allowed him to keep on the podium throughout the year and take advantage of the work done in the test held in Slovakia in late July.
Salom has 172 points after eight races, a new record in the lowest GP class since the current scoring system was introduced in 1993.
“This break started with a test for KTM in Slovakia, where we did a very important job. I think it will be very useful for the second half of the season, which is sure to be tougher than the first. I’ve trained hard, although in Majorca it has been very hot and this has been exhausting. I think we’re ready to face the coming races.
Indianapolis is one of my favorite tracks, although it is quite special. The different asphalt, which is quite broken up, means you always have to go for the good line. Otherwise it is very dirty and you lose a lot of grip. It has many slow corners and two very fast ones, that with the Moto3 bike you go into at full gas.
I can’t wait for the GP, because it is a circuit which holds good memories for me, but I am aware that every race is different and that anything can happen.”
Source: Red Bull KTM Ajo Motorsport