Solid start to Silverstone weekend for Luis Salom
Almost straight after the previous race, the Red Bull KTM Ajo riders were back on their bikes today to begin the British Grand Prix.
The opening day ended with the team feeling positive. Still riding injured, Luis Salom was fastest in the opening session and fourth in the combined standings for the day. Arthur Sissis, eleventh, and Zulfahmi Khairuddin, nineteenth, also kicked off their weekend of riding.
Salom pushed hard from the opening minutes of the morning session, showing no adverse effects of the fracture to his foot. The Red Bull KTM Ajo led the way in a session which featured fine rain with nine minutes remaining. The track was not sufficiently dampened to halt Salom, riding by himself, from briefly setting a new circuit record with a 2:15.911 lap.
In the afternoon, current Moto3 series leader Salom continued to be one of the top riders on the timesheets. His best lap was set mid-session, with a spectacular 2:15.002. His last stint on track was dedicated to trying out new setup changes.
Day 2 of the British Grand Prix takes place tomorrow, with the qualifying session for Sunday’s race held in the afternoon.
“The first session today went very well and the afternoon session was also good, right up until the final run. We wanted to try a different setting for the chassis and different tyres, and the result was not one with which I was entirely comfortable. There was also a bit of traffic, but overall it was a positive day.
My ankle is less swollen and hasn’t been bothering me too much. The pain is still there, but I think I can have another weekend like in the Czech Republic.”
Source: Red Bull KTM Ajo Motorsport