Salom pinpoints testing as key to victory
The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider emerged from a multiple-rider battle at exactly the right moment, timing a late-race overtaking maneuver to perfection before pulling out a sizeable gap to defend his position over the final of 18 laps.
“I think we have made a great job this weekend but also in testing – and this is the result,” the 21-year-old told motogp.com. “Now we need to stay really happy, but this is a good start to the season with the new team, with Red Bull and with KTM. It’s really great for me.”
Salom will now head to Austin, Texas for Round 2 of the campaign.
“We’ll try our best and see the result after that, but we can only do our best – nothing more than that is possible,” he summed up.
The Palma de Mallorca rider now carries a five-point championship lead over compatriot Maverick Viñales, who finished second on Sunday evening.
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