A fantastic 12th place for Tom Lüthi
It was the last Moto2 World Championship race of his career: Tom Lüthi finishes the Valencia GP faithfully to his starting number in 12th place.
Family, friends and fans had traveled in large numbers to Valencia to accompany Tom Lüthi as he takes on the last Moto2 race of his career. The Bernese rider already had an extremely good feeling on the bike yesterday, Saturday, and was ready for the Valencia Grand Prix, which started at 12:20 noon today under sunny and blue skies in Valencia. Tom Lüthi was 6th on the grid and therefore had the best starting position for the race of the whole season. After the start he was able to stay with the leading group – however, a short time later the race was stopped because there was oil on the track due to a crash. The race was restarted, based on the original starting grid, but was only held over the 2/3 distance, which meant 16 laps. Again, Tom Lüthi started well into the race, but after a few laps he fell back a few positions as he missed some grip on the rear wheel. He finished the race in 12th place - which, true to his race number, is a strong and rewarding end to a World Championship career that has spanned almost 20 years.
Back in the box, Tom Lüthi, who has left his mark on Swiss motorcycle history with his achievements and wants to continue to support the sport with his future engagements, celebrates the end of this last race weekend with an extensive burnout - until there is hardly a tire left on the rear wheel.
Surrounded by friends, sponsors, team and family, Tom Lüthi steps off his Moto2 machine for one last time, soon embarking on the next chapter of his career.