Luis

Luis Salom

I'm happiest when I'm on a bike

Moto2 rider Luis Salom
© Photo courtesy of Pons Racing

Hi, my name is Luis Salom. My discipline is Moto2. My friends call me Luis. I was born on 7 August 1991 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. My special talent is Jet-ski and swimming. My philosophy of life is if you do your best, people will remember you. The most important person in my life is family and friends. My favourite food is pasta. My favourite music is it depends on how I feel.

Bio

Like many of today’s professional riders, Luis Salom first got on a bike only a short time after he had learnt to tie his shoe laces. He was just eight years old when he won the 50cc Balearic Supermotard championship in his first year of competitive racing.

In 2005, he progressed up to the 125cc championship, which he won for two years running. This gave the young rider the opportunity to race in the CEV Buckler championship and the Red Bull Rookies Cup in 2007, taking seventh and fourth places respectively whilst achieving a blistering win at Assen and a commanding second at Jerez.

It was a wildcard appearance that ushered Luis into his first ever Grand Prix appearance in Spain where he finished 23rd. Since then he has consistently upped his game and managed to accumulate championship points and a loyal following which saw him finish 12th in the 2010 championship and 8th in 2011.

True to form, Luis improved massively in 2012 as he took his first GP wins, and he ended the season runner-up in the new Moto3 format. In 2013 he made the switch to the Red Bull KTM Ajo team, and was involved in a three-way fight for the title that went down to very last race of the campaign. A crash at Valencia ended his dream of being crowned Moto3 World Champion that year however, and in 2014 he steps up to Moto2 with the Championship-winning Pons team to take on the 600cc category.

 

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. 2nd Place: Gran Premio d’Italia TIM - Moto2

      Mugello, Italy

  2. 2014
    1. 5th Place: Monster Energy Grand Prix de France - Moto2

      Le Mans, France

    2. 3rd Place: Gran Premio Red Bull de la República Argentina

      In the Moto2 class

      Termas de Río Hondo, Argentina

  3. 2013
    1. 3rd Place: Moto3 World Championship

    2. 1st Place: Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle GP - Moto3

      Salom's 7th race win of the 2013 season

      Sepang, Malaysia

    3. 1st Place: Hertz British Grand Prix - Moto 3

      Silverstone, Northamptonshire, UK

    4. 1st Place: Gran Premi Aperol De Catalunya - Moto3

      Montmeló, Spain

  4. 2012
    1. 2nd Place: Moto3 World Championship