Alonso to race with tribute to Salom in Canada

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Fernando Alonso will race with a tribute to Moto2 rider Luis Salom on his helmet during this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix following the Spaniard’s death last week.

Salom, 24, died following an accident during practice for the Catalan Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya last Friday, and was laid to rest in Spain earlier this week.

On Thursday, Alonso posted a picture to his Instagram account showing that he would be wearing an “LS39” sticker (Salom’s initials and race number) on his helmet in Montreal this weekend.

A number of MotoGP riders racing in Barcelona last weekend also put the stickers on their bike, while the podium finishers donned t-shirts paying tribute to Salom.