The Valencian town of Gilet was plunged into deep pain this Thursday, during the burial of Laura Salvo, the young co-driver of only 21 years old who died at the Vidreiro rally in Portugal.
Hundreds of people accompanied the family and friends of the athlete, in a day of mourning in which authorities such as Francisco Molina, territorial director of the Presidency, Josep Miquel Molla, General Director of Sports of the Generalitat Valenciana or Manuel Avignon, President of the Royal Spanish Automobile Federation.
Friends from rallying, from university or from his life beyond sports have embraced a family very close to the world of motoring. There were other pilots, both Spanish and Portuguese, who wanted to attend the funeral despite requests from the family that it not become a massive event for fear of not complying with health security measures.
During the religious ceremony, one of the hardest moments were the words he dedicated to her Laura’s grandmother, broken by tears had to be helped by her husband. Tens of flower crown with messages such as “No champion can ever fly higher than Laura Salvo” they were placed next to the coffin, next to which was also placed his helmet, his overalls and some of the trophies he had achieved in his short but successful sports career.
Teas the religious ceremony, a video was projected with photos and scenes in which Laura’s life was reviewed, from her passion for motor racing to her great love of music, through Guitar that he played with pretty good skill. At this time, Gabriel Salvo, his father, had to leave the compound, unable to contain the crying.
‘Gabi’ Salvo remembered her daughter for Informativos Telecinco. “It ran in the family, gasoline was in our blood. He was a person who had all the good qualities that a person could have. It has been a disgrace, but we will continue fighting forward, “he said, very excited.