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Rider info

Name:
Gerry Salim
Date of Birth:
19 Apr 1997
Height:
1m 67cm
Weight:
52kg
Resides in:
Jakarta, Indonesia
Born in:
Surabaya, Indonesia
Bike:
KTM RC 250 R
Rider since:
2018

Rider bio

Helmet design 2018

"I got interested in the motor sport because my father was a racer, and also my brother. My dad works in a race engineering workshop.. My family have big supported to give me opportunity in racing activity. For all of their sacrifices, I would like to say thanks to them."

"My early years of racing activity at my hometown, Surabaya. Racing in local event at Kenjeran Circuit when I was 10 years old (2008)"

"My racing carrier started from 10 years old and I joined in local events in Jawa Timur, Indonesia. Of course, it was so interesting and exciting to having the chance to join in the first Astra Honda Racing School program in 2010. It was a priceless experience for my basic skill of riding on track."

Astra Honda Racing School with Dani Pedrosa - 2010

"Furthermore, I was selected by PT Astra Honda Motor to compete in he Asia Dream Cup in 2013. This was my first experience in an international event. After that, Astra Honda Motor support me to join the All Japan Championship in 2014. It was my first time to race with the real racing bike, the Honda NSF250RR in the GP3 class."

All Japan Championship 2015

"Furthermore, I was selected by PT Astra Honda Motor to compete in he Asia Dream Cup in 2013. This was my first experience in an international event. After that, Astra Honda Motor support me to join the All Japan Championship in 2014. It was my first time to race with the real racing bike, the Honda NSF250RR in the GP3 class."

"My favourite corner is the small 'S' at the Sentul international Circuit."

Asia Talent Cup 2017

"After I was selected by Dorna in 2015 and I raced in the Asia Talent Cup until 2017."

"My best ever race was in the Asia Talent Cup in Qatar in 2016. It was the first time for me to be a winner. First in Race 1 and on the podium again, third in Race 2. It was even more special because it was on a MotoGP circuit and at the same time as the MotoGP event."

"In 2017 I learnt that Good result becomes from good process and now that I have joined the Rookies Cup I want to win every race and always be faster in every moment."

Champion of Asia Production 250 in 2017

"My best race in 2017 was the Asian Road Racing Championship AP250 Suzuka round. I took a double win after veery strong battles with the Japanese riders so it was very memorable."

Champion of Asia Production 250 in 2017

"I like to open the the throttle and go faster and faster, it always makes me feel it is a special time and I want to feel it again and again."

"Now, I have a golden chance and very important period for my future. I hope that joining Red Bull Rookies could be my best way to achieve my big dream, to be a rider in MotoGP."

"Maybe I'm just a Marquez fan.... but who knows, perhaps we will race in same class in the future."

Career Highlights

2017

• 1st Asian Road Racing Championship Asia Production 250 (Honda) - 7 wins
• 5th position Overall Standing IRS AP250 2017

2016

• 5th Asia Talent Cup
• 9th Asian Road Racing Championship SS-600 - 1st Sentul round
• 1st Indonesian National Championship SS-600

2015

• 5th All Japan Championship GP3
• 6th Asia Talent Cup

2013

• 2nd Asia Dream Cup

2012

• 1st Indonesian One Make Race Championship Underbone 110cc
• 1st Indonesian One Make Race Championship Underbone 125cc

2011

• 1st Indonesia Championship Underbone 110cc
• 1st Indonesia Championship Underbone 125cc