Nationality

Czech

Hobbies

Motorsport and Adrenaline

Date of birth

12th December 2001

Place of birth

Mlada Boleslav

Height

1.72 m

Weight

66 kg

His Biography

Born in 2001, Salac began his journey to the Grand Prix paddock in the 2016 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and he then raced in the FIM CEV Repsol Moto3™ Junior World Championship.

His first full season in the World Championship came in 2019 when he competed for the PruestelGP Team on board a KTM, which concluded with an excellent fifth in Valencia’s final round. He switched to Honda machinery with the Rivacold Snipers Team in 2020 before switching back to the PruestelGP squad halfway through 2021.

Gresini Racing gave him the opportunity to move to Moto2 in 2022, with the highlight his second in Buriram. He stayed with the Italian squad for 2023 and took pole position in the season’s opening round in Portugal.

One podium in Le Mans and ten top 10 finishes in 2023 have highlighted Salac’s rapid progression in just his second season in Moto2. And he has impressed with his calm and analytical approach, strong work ethic and undoubted speed to emerge as one of the top young prospects in the intermediate World Championship category.

In 2024 he is starting a new challenge with the Elf Marc VDS Racing Team with the clear target of conquering victories and podiums to become a Moto2 title contender.

Moto GP WC RESULTS

First Grand Prix

2018 Czech Republic

First Grand Prix podium

2021 Le Mans (Moto3)

Podiums

3 (Moto3 and Moto2)

Poles Positions

2 (Moto3 and Moto2)

“Never Give Up”.

Even when the times are tough, you need to work even harder and good result will taste better.

Racing Line

Riding style

Aggressive with elbows out.

Corners

Fast or chicanes.

Rider of note

Valentino Rossi. He has a good character and he is a very funny guy. Also he is one of the fastest riders in the history with 9 World Titles. So I want to be like him.

Favourite circuit

Phillip Island. One of the best tracks with best views and fastest corners. I like Le Mans as well because I have amazing memories from there.

Favourite corner

Arrabiata 1 and 2 in Mugello. Blind and fast corners.

Best race

Thailand 2022. I was rookie in Moto2 and nobody expected me to lead half of the race and make a podium in my first season.

Superstitions

I don’t really have big superstitions. I always put the right glove and the right boot on first.

Season objective

To be Moto2 World Champion

Tools to achieve it

I always need to enjoy and have a smile on my face. I need a team behind me who wants to win like me.