Czech motorcycle racer Filip Salač in a picture from September 25, 2022.
Prague – Filip Salač, the only Czech participant in the motorcycle world championship, will change teams after the season. He is currently competing in the colors of Gresini Racing for the second year and has so far won second place with them in the Moto2 class this year and last year. But he announced on social networks that he will end up in the stable. He should announce the name of the new employer on Wednesday.
“My manager Jan Šťovíček and I thought a lot and decided it was time for a change,” Salač said on Instagram. “I would like to thank the Gresini team for all the results and experiences we have had so far,” he added.
Salač's move from the weakest Moto3 category the year before last was connected with the Gresini Racing team. In his debut season in the intermediate championship class, he scored points in half of the twenty races, placed in the top 10 four times and won second place in Thailand. He finished the year as the twentieth rider in the overall classification. He has already kept up with the elite this year. Right from the start, he won qualifying in Portugal, finished six of the eight Grands Prix in the top ten, and in Le Mans he repeated the lifetime second place he achieved there the year before in Moto3. He only did not score in the last race, because he did not finish in Assen at the end of June, and before that he was thirteenth at the Sachsenring.
“Last year I was a rookie and it was an up and down season, but at the same time we managed to box in the very first year and achieved a lot of good results. This year I took a big step forward, I managed to take the first pole position, another box and fight for the top positions in every race,” he evaluated the course of the season so far. In the rest of the year, which will continue after the summer break on the first weekend of August in Silverston, he wants to build on his previous performances. “Commuting to the top 10 and collecting as many points and experience as possible,” he said.