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Rider info

Name:
Filip Salač
Date of Birth:
12 Dec 2001
Height:
1m 66cm
Weight:
51kg
Resides in:
Všejany, Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic
Born in:
Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic
Bike:
KTM RC 250 R
Rider since:
2016

Rider bio

"My father was motorcycle rider and I traveled with him to races.

2002 - Happy to be with my dad at 1 year old

This was amazing for me and I liked it so much. Therefore, when I was two years old my father bought to me a minibike. I was happy for it and I started to training with my best coach (my father) and I started racing in my country.

My dad is my coach

My brother Michal was also racing, but he broke his leg so he stopped and my small brother Nicolas (3 years old) tried a minibike and he likes it."

2004 - One of my first times on a minibike

"I'm really lucky that I have my parents because they do everything with me, they come to training, races, my mother helps me with school and my father help me with physical training. I would like to say thanks to them!."

2011 - Cuna de Campeones, Spain, MIR 90

"I think that I made really big step in 2015 because I did some good race and in some race my bike betrayed me but I made on every track better time than in 2014, mostly two seconds better. I had some very bad luck but I hope that in 2016 I will have better luck.

2013 - Cheb, CZ, Honda NSF 100 European Championship

He was looking forward to his first Rookies Cup season in 2016: "I would like to gain the best results, I want to gain new experiences and make new friends. I also want to gain lots of experience this year both in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and other championships and step by step go to the MotoGP and fulfil my dream."

He already has many great memories including one shared with another Rookie. "My best race was in Brands Hatch, in the UK. It was the best race because there were many people and very good ambience and for me was very adrenaline track. It was in 2014 Moriwaki Cup and I won twice, in one of them I fought with my longtime friend Kevin Orgis."

2014 - Junior Cup action at the Hockenheimring

"In 2015 my best race was in Albacete. It was the 1st race of this season and I really enjoyed because I was battling for the lead in the first half of the race but then I had problem with my throttle, it was sticking. It pumped a lot adrenaline for me and I wanted to go to the box but I decided to fight and I still finished 4th."

The rookies Cup season takes him to his favourite tracks. "They are Jerez, Brno and Aragon. In Jerez is my favourite corner, named after Jorge Lorenzo, in Brno the corner of Kevin Schwantz."

"In my first Rookies Cup season, 2016, my best races were at the end of the year in Aragon as I was 5th in both."

Aragon 2016 - on the way to 5th

"My racing hero is mainly Valentino Rossi, but I admire lots of riders like Dani Pedrosa, Maverick Vinales and Nicky Hayden."

2014 - Drift practice, Honda CRF150, Valencia, Spain

"Racing... It's my all life. I race because I want to be the best but for me is very important to have good ambiance in my team and communication with my mechanics. My favourite to do when I don't racing are playing with my friends, riding a bike, playing football, Ice hockey and tennis. My favourite subject in school are maths and PE."

2013 - Cuna de Campeones, Spain, MIR 140

To make the point of how much he sees racing as a team effort that has got him to this stage in his career he concludes; "I would like to thanks so much to all people who helped and help me people of my team, in particular to Boss of the team Thomas Llopis Sala and to my mechanics Alex Rizo Gaso and Javier Galach and mainly to my family because without them I can't to do this sport."

Career Highlights

2016

• 9th Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, best result 5th in Aragon 1&2. As top newcomer almost all season, he impressed with his pace and consistency. A step up is required for him to challenge for the title but that is achievable.
•15th FIM CEV Repsol Junior World Championship round in Portimao, Portugal (Running an out of date machine).

 

2015

• 11th CEV Copa Espana Velocidad
Albacete round, 2nd in qualifying

2014

• 2nd European Championship Moriwaki Cup 250
• Some races in Copa Espana Velocidad

2013

• 1st ADAC German Championship (Honda NSF100)
• 1st Honda European Championship (Honda NSF100)

2012

• 1st Spanish Championship MiniGP (MIR 1104T)
• 2nd ADAC German Championship (Honda NSF100)

2011

• 2nd ADAC German Championship (Honda NSF100)
• 4th Spanish Championship (MIR 90ccm)

2010

• Contested Spanish MiniMoto Championship (Polini)
Several podium results

2009

• 1st Minibike Junior A Italy PrimaPassi (Polini)
• 1st Minibike Junior A Austria (Polini)
• 2nd Minibike Junior A Czech Republic (Polini)
• 5th Minibike Junior A Europe (Polini)

2008

* 1st Minibike Junior A Italy (Polini)
* 1st Minibike Junior A Austria (Polini)
* 3rd Minibike Junior A Czech Republic (Polini)

2007

• 1st Minibike Junior A Italy (Polini)

Results

Race Pos Pts
22 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain QP 16
23 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC1 15 1
24 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC2 NC 0
24 Jun 16 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands QP 18
25 Jun 16 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC1 9 7
26 Jun 16 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC2 6 10
15 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany QP 13
16 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany RAC1 10 6
17 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 8 8
12 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria QP 4
13 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC1 11 5
14 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC2 10 6
19 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP 13
20 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC1 NC 0
21 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 11 5
09 Sep 16 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy QP 9
10 Sep 16 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy RAC 11 5
23 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 6
24 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC1 5 11
25 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 5 11
Race Pos Pts
05 May 17 Circuito de Jerez, Spain QP 2
06 May 17 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC1 4 13
07 May 17 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC2 2 20
04 Aug 17 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP 18
05 Aug 17 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC1 NC 0
08 Sep 17 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy QP 6
09 Sep 17 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy RAC 5 11
22 Sep 17 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 7
23 Sep 17 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC1 6 10
24 Sep 17 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 5 11