How MotoGP handled a tragic weekend

How MotoGP handled a tragic weekend

Luis Salom's death in Moto2 practice led to grief and soul-searching in the MotoGP paddock, angry words over safety responsibilities, and the end of a long-running feud

If you have experienced the mood at a racetrack after a competitor has lost their life, you won't need me to describe what it was like in Barcelona last Friday after Luis Salom's accident. If you haven't, I'm glad you haven't.

Whatever your role at the venue, from spectator to race winner, danger is a known quantity, but when it shows its hand it is a stark, tragic reminder. A racetrack becomes a terrible place to be, but what remains of an event's natural weekend rhythm often says a lot about the people involved.

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