Spanish Moto2 rider Luis Salom has lost his life after crashing during a free practice session at the Catalunya Grand Prix.
The 24-year-old was taken to hospital after the crash and underwent surgery but the medical team were unable to save his life.
A MotoGP statement read: "Following an incident during Moto2 Free Practice 2 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, it is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of Luis Salom (SAG Team).
"The session was red flagged with just under 25 minutes remaining after the Spanish rider fell at turn 12.
"Two medical cars and then two ambulances were immediately on the scene to treat the 24-year-old and the medical helicopter was also deployed to assist in his treatment.
"Due the severity of his condition, the decision was taken to transfer Salom by road to the nearby Hospital General de Catalunya.
"On arrival, he underwent surgery but, despite the best efforts of the trauma team, he passed away at 4.55pm local time."
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