After the death of Luis Salom in a crash at Barcelona, many teams issued press releases offering their condolences. The press releases appear below:
Opening day in Barcelona marred by tragic death
Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS were saddened to hear that Luis Salom succumbed to injuries sustained in a crash during Free Practice 2 here in Barcelona and has passed away.
Luis was a fierce competitor and our heartfelt condolences go to his family, friends and the SAG team at this very sad time.
Michael Bartholemy: Team Principal
"We all know the risks involved in motorcycle racing, but the death of someone competing in the sport that we love always hits you hard. Luis was a fierce competitor who enjoyed some success over the years. It is with a heavy heart that we bid him farewell after such a tragic turn of events this afternoon. Rest in peace Luis."
Leopard Racing mourn the loss of Luis Salom
All thoughts of racing are put to the side as the paddock comes together to remember Luis Salom.
Friday’s Moto2 action in Barcelona came to an early end as Luis Salom fell at Turn 12. The session was stopped to ensure he could receive medical attention, tragically the rider lost his life.
A fierce competitor and a fiery character, Salom was always a fighter and had many great battles with both Danny Kent and Miguel Oliveira in Moto3 and Moto2.
Today results and times do not matter and Leopard Racing would like to send their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Luis Salom.
The rest of the season will be dedicated to racing in his memory, fighting for the best position possible just as Salom did in every race.
Honda HRC message of condolence
Honda HRC, together with riders Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa and the entire Repsol Honda Team, wish to express their deepest condolences to the family, friends and team of Moto2 Spanish rider Luis Salom, who tragically lost his life today during free practice for the Catalan GP.
Rest in peace Luis Salom
Due to the tragic incident involving Moto2 rider Luis Salom, the entire Tech3 team would like to send their deepest condolences to his family, the SAG team and everyone else affected. It was an honour for us all to be touched by his passion for racing, his kindness and good nature and it was a privilege to race with Luis over the years and. He will forever remain in our hearts and we will stand united with all those affected.
During the opening day to the Cataluña Grand Prix, the riders were midway through FP2 before Salom’s accident caused the session to be red flagged and eventually cancelled.
Again the entire team would like to send their condolences to Luis’ family and friends.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT – GOODBYE LUIS
Jun 3rd, 2016
Team Suzuki Press Office – June 3.
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR wishes to pass on its condolences and deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Moto2 rider Luis Salom who succumbed to injuries following an incident in today’s second Free Practice session at the Catalunya MotoGP™.
It is with great sadness that we have learned the passing away of Luis Salom. Forward Racing Team wishes to express its condolences for the loss of Luis to his family, team and friends. We will miss him on the grid.
Montmelò (Spain), 3rd June 2016
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team and its riders, Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi, express their heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and team of Moto2 Spanish rider Luis Salom, who tragically passed away today at Montmelò.
MotoGP™ championship remembers
Friday at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya was marked with tragedy. During Free Practice 2 Luis Salom (SAG Team) suffered a fall at Turn 12 and was immediately seen to by medical staff before being taken to the Hospital General de Catalunya. He underwent surgery upon arrival but sadly passed away. The FIM, Dorna, IRTA, RFME, and the Circuit de Carcelona-Catalunya extend their deepest condolences to the family, friends and team of Salom. Luis, you will always be with us.
TRAGIC LOSS MARS OPENING DAY OF CATALAN GP
The Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2, together with everyone in the MotoGP paddock, were left devastated today by the news that Luis Salom had succumbed to his injuries and passed away following a crash in the early stages of this afternoon’s FP2 session of the Catalan Grand Prix, at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
The whole team would like to express its deepest condolences to Luis’ family and friends and to the SAG team at this very sad time.
IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Press Release
IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia wishes to express their deepest condolences to the family, friends and team of Moto2 rider Luis Salom who passed away due to the crash.
LCR HONDA TEAM MOURNS PASSING OF LUIS SALOM
The LCR Honda Team would like to extend their sincere condolences to the family, friends and Team of Luis Salom, after the Moto2 rider tragically lost his life at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Friday afternoon.
The Spaniard was involved in an accident at turn 12 during the second free practice for the intermediate class, and after being immediately transferred by the medical team to hospital in Barcelona, sadly passed away.
As the motorcycling fraternity unites at this difficult time, Lucio Cecchinello, Cal Crutchlow and the whole of the Team will mourn the loss of an extremely popular and talented rider.
#35 Cal Crutchlow
“We are all deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Luis Salom. Our sport is the best sport in the world, but can be so very cruel sometimes. It is such a shock, but there is nothing more to say other than the fact that our thoughts are firmly with his family and friends at this time.”
Lucio Cecchinello – Team Principal
“It’s difficult to say anything at such sad news, but I offer my heartfelt sympathy to Luis’ family. He lived his life doing what he truly loved, which was racing motorcycles with great success”.
Message of condolence from Red Bull KTM Ajo
The Red Bull KTM Ajo team and whole Ajo Motorsport family wish to express their deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Luis Salom, a former Red Bull KTM Ajo rider lost today in a crash in practice for the Moto2 Catalan Grand Prix. Rest in peace, 'Mexicano', we will never forget you.
Always in our hearts, Luis Salom
RW Racing GP is crushed by the terrible news our former rider and still good friend Luis Salom has passed away after a heavy crash in FP2 in Barcelona. Luis was with us in 2011 and 2012. Together we have known great times and enjoyed wonderful successes. Also after he left the team, Luis remained a close friend and we will miss him dearly. You will always be in our hearts, Mexicano. Rest in peace.
Our thoughts are with Luis' family and especially his mother.
Message of condolence from Ajo Motorsport
Ajo Motorsport team wish to express our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Luis Salom, a former rider in our Moto3 team lost today in a crash in practice for the Moto2 Catalan Grand Prix. Rest in peace, 'Mexicano', we will never forget you.