Spanish rider Salom dies in crash at Catalunya GP

SAG Team Moto2 Spanish rider Luis Salom is evacuated by medical personnel after resulting injured in an accident at the Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, near Barcelona, on June 3, 2016, during the Catalunya Moto GP Grand Prix second Free Practice session. / AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGO

BARCELONA: Spanish Moto2 rider Luis Salom has died after crashing during a free practice session at the Catalunya Grand Prix, World Championship organisers said.

“Following an incident during today’s Moto2 Free Practice 2 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, it is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of Luis Salom (SAG Team),” MotoGP said in a statement.

Salom, 24, was taken to a hospital after the crash where he underwent surgery.

“Despite the best efforts of the trauma team, he passed away,” the statement added. — Reuters

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