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Data gives more details to Salom crash

Associated Press Associated Press 6/06/2016

Telemetry data has shown Spanish MotoGP2 rider Luis Salom hit the brakes nine metres later than usual in the crash that took his life at the Catalunya Grand Prix in Barcelona.

SAG Team said on Monday that Salom tried to compensate for a slower exit from the previous turn and was still braking when his bike went over a bump on the track, causing him to lose control and fall.

The 24-year-old Salom died on Friday after crashing into a safety barrier in practice.

The incident prompted race officials to change the track layout for the rest of the weekend, adding a slow chicane before the fast right-handed Turn 12 where Salom lost his life.

Riders in all three categories on Sunday dedicated their victories to Salom.

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