22
Nov

Farewell to an intense 2020 season

Even at the last race of the season in Portimao, Tom Lüthi did not make the breakthrough - with the PortugueseGP the difficult 2020 season comes to an end and the new season is ready to start.


2020 was an intense season, which could only take place in corona times thanks to strict regulations. A big THANK YOU therefore to the organizations DORNA as well as IRTA and FIM, who, under extreme efforts, made it possible for a full 15 Moto2 races to take place! Tom Lüthi also extends a big thank you to all partners, sponsors and fans who, despite the uncertainties, continued to show unconditional support.

With 16th place at the Algarve, Tom Lüthi, unfortunately, did not get a happy end to his two-year journey with the LIQUI MOLY Intact GP team. Last year, the Swiss ensured an unforgettable 2019 season, the most successful ever for the Moto2 racing team! The team would like to thank him for that. As the World Championship third, the 34-year-old naturally had high expectations for 2020, but after finishing the preseason as the fastest, the first difficulties began to follow through the year like a red thread. Nonetheless, Tom Lüthi fought his way up again and again and achieved, among others, a fifth place in Austria and in France. As a World Championship 11th he is now leaving the IntactGP Team.

Already next week things will continue for Tom Lüthi: with the new "Stop and go Racing Team" he will travel to Jerez to complete the first preparation tests for 2021.

Tom Lüthi (P16)

Moto2 World Championship 2020 - P11 - 72 Points

Unfortunately, we also had to finish the last race without any points. We're just too far away and unfortunately, we haven't been able to solve our problems this season. From the test in Jerez, it felt like it was only going backwards. Now the season is over and we don't have another chance to work on it. For the team as well as for me, things are now heading in a different direction. It's really a shame that we couldn't end our time together in a better way. That really disappoints me a lot. It's still frustrating and difficult to understand. It was a bad season in which we were unfortunately always way too far away. I would like to analyze, understand and learn from this in order to do it better in the future. Despite everything, I am still motivated and believe that as a racer I still have something to offer and I want to show that again in the future.


Jürgen Lingg
Teammanager

It was really a difficult year. Nevertheless, a big thanks to Dorna for making the season possible under these circumstances. It was very exhausting for all of us. Everyone really tried hard to get the best out of this season and showed a lot of discipline and tolerance within the team. We all fought until the last race. Unfortunately, it didn't go as we hoped, but there are years like that too. It's always difficult if you don't start the season well, even if we had a solid spring test. With the first race, it got more and more complicated and that dragged on through the whole season. It's a shame, but we keep fighting. It is important that we tick this off now and concentrate on the next season. I would like to thank everyone, including Tom because he gave us a great season in 2019 - our best ever. We shall not forget that at this point. It was foreseeable that the race would not be easy today as the practise sessions didn't deliver the results that we had hoped for either. When you have to start from far back, it becomes all the more difficult. I wish Tom all the best for the future and that he will be back on the road to success next year. We would all be very happy for him


Grande Prémio de Portugal

Race (see full result):
1. Remy GARDNER / AUS / KALEX
2. Luca MARINI / ITA / KALEX
3. Sam LOWES / GBR / KALEX
12. Marcel SCHROTTER / GER / KALEX
16. Thomas LUTHI / SWI / KALEX

World Championship standing (see full final World Championship standing):
1. BASTIANINI Enea / ITA / 205
2. MARINI Luca / ITA / 196
3. LOWES Sam / GBR / 196
4. BEZZECCHI Marco / ITA / 184
5. MARTIN Jorge / SPA / 160
6. GARDNER Remy / AUS / 135
7. ROBERTS Joe / USA / 94
8. NAGASHIMA Tetsuta / JPN / 91
9. SCHROTTER Marcel / GER / 81
10. VIERGE Xavi / SPA / 79
11. LUTHI Thomas / SWI / 72
12. BALDASSARRI Lorenzo / ITA / 71
13. FERNANDEZ Augusto / SPA / 71
14. CANET Aron / SPA / 67
15. DI GIANNANTONIO Fabio / ITA / 65

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