Salom leads as a Rossi relative joins in

Monday, 9 September 2013

Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Luis Salom is firmly in charge as the Moto3™ contingent heads to this weekend’s GP Aperol di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli to fight it out for the lightweight title.

Salom has looked in dominant form over recent races and the likes of Team Calvo’s Maverick Viñales and Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Alex Rins will be trying their best to get past the Mallorcan and claw back some points. Rins’ teammate Alex Marquez is proving to be a constant podium threat, whilst Caretta Technology – RTG’s Jack Miller is always one to watch.

Away from the track, there is a significant technology switch as Ambrogio Racing changes from Suter-Honda bikes to Mahindras. This means that, for the first time ever, there will be four permanent Mahindra bikes on the Moto3™ grid. Add to that the Misano wildcard of Italian Andrea Locatelli alongside regular riders Miguel Oliveira and Efren Vazquez and there will be five.

Providing another twist will be wildcard Luca Marini with his Twelve Racing team – the Italian being the half brother of nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi.

As usual, opening practice for the Moto3™ class will kick off the weekend’s action, beginning at 9am local time (GMT +2) on Friday.

TAGS San Marino

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