Arbolino and Salac eye success in Spain

Arbolino and Salac eye success in Spain

A carnival atmosphere lies in store for Elf Marc VDS Racing Team duo Tony Arbolino and Filip Salac as the Moto2 World Championship heads to the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto in Spain this weekend.

  • Back racing on European soil until mid-June, Arbolino and Salac are excited and motivated to deliver a big performance in front of Jerez’s packed grandstands in the season’s fourth round.
  • The action in Andalusia gets underway at 950am local time on Friday morning with Arbolino and Salac scheduled to race over 21 laps at 1215pm on Sunday.


  •  The Italian is fully focused on finding top form once again this weekend in his quest to score a first podium finish in 2024.
  • Arbolino was only 0.5s away from the podium in Jerez last season after he produced one of his show stopping charges through the field from 10th on the grid.
  • A third place in Jerez in 2020 was the launchpad for his brilliant Moto3 title challenge that year and he was also third from the front row of the grid in the 2022 Moto2 campaign.

“I’m confident we’re getting closer to showing our best level”

“I have been in contact with the team a lot in this gap after Austin as we try to understand how we can perform again at our maximum potential both inside the garage and on the track. We are confident we are getting closer to showing the level we know we have, and nobody believes that more than me. Every minute of every day at the moment, my focus is on how we can improve and get stronger. I’m sure once we get back to the top then we will be able to stay there.”



  • Salac is looking to take another big step forward in his recovery from recent arm pump surgery this weekend after he scored his first point in the Elf Marc VDS Racing livery last time out in Austin.
  • It was during a brilliant start to the 2023 Moto2 World Championship that Salac scored his first top 10 in Jerez with a hard-fought ride to ninth from 13th on the grid.
  • In his five visits to the iconic Spanish track prior to last year, Salac scored a best of 12th place in his final season in the Moto3 World Championship back in 2021.

“My goal is to finish in the top 10”

“I’m really looking forward to this weekend in Jerez because my arm feels much better than it did in Austin. Physically I feel in my best shape for a while and the weather looks like it will be good this weekend too, so I’m optimistic that I can be very competitive. Having missed Portimao, this weekend is my first with the team racing in Europe and my goal is to be in the top 10. Austin was a positive weekend and we managed to finish in the points, and I feel I can make another step again in Jerez. It will be important to find confidence with the Pirelli tyres and understand how to make a fast lap to be strong in qualifying. Jerez is never an easy challenge though because it is a track where everybody has done a lot of laps in their career, and everyone has experience and speed. This makes it very close but I’m looking forward to racing this weekend in what is always a special atmosphere.”