In the Jerez GP Tom Lüthi finished empty-handed after a crash. He crashed in the first race of the restart of the season in Jerez de la Frontera. But as early as next week the Moto2 rider will be able to attack again - likewise in Jerez.
Tom Lüthi had fought his way up a full ten places from starting position 19. The experienced racer, with his incredible fighting spirit, tried everything to bring home these important points despite the on-going problems that had been following him all weekend in Jerez. But then the tyres wore off too much and finally he lost control of his front three laps before the finish.
The disappointment after the two crashes was of course big. But there's hardly time to be worried about it any longer, as the Andalusia Grand Prix will follow next week at the "Circuito de Jerez - Angel Nieto" from 24th to 26th July. It's the perfect chance to forget this weekend, learn from it and make up for the two zero-point results.
Tom Lüthi NC
Moto2 World Championship 2020 - P14 - 6 Points
I am very disappointed, I can't really say much more at this point. The starting position was of course not ideal for the race, but even before in the warm-up we simply did not find the right direction. I really pushed hard, but I just couldn't go any faster and it obviously wasn't enough. My boys worked really hard, tried a lot, and were super motivated. I was also in good spirits, but of course, ending the weekend like this is truly bitter. I was over the limit and when the tyre wore out, I lost control of the front wheel. I am extremely sorry for the team, also for Marcel's crash and the fact that we all started the season with zero points is rather disappointing. Nevertheless, we will continue to work hard and use the days off to work out a solid plan for the next weekend.
Tom's weekend was not going well at all. Even if things went a little better today, it wasn't what you'd expect from him. The crash shows once again what has been his issue all weekend. He lacks braking stability, so the bike just doesn't steer, as he needs it. His feeling for the front is unfortunately not good either, although everyone uses the same tyres and Marcel also copes well with it. We just have to see how we can optimize everything. Now we will repair the bikes and use the upcoming days to evaluate data.
1. Luca MARINI / ITA / KALEX
2. Tetsuta NAGASHIMA / JPN / KALEX
3. Jorge MARTIN / SPA / KALEX
nc Marcel SCHROTTER / GER / KALEX
nc Thomas LUTHI / SWI / KALEX
See full race result on motogp.com
1. Sam LOWES / GBR / KALEX - 1'41.561
2. Luca MARINI / ITA / KALEX - 1'41.632 (+0.071)
3. Marco BEZZECCHI / ITA / KALEX - 1'41.656 (+0.095)
8. Marcel SCHROTTER / GER / KALEX - 1'41.975 (+0.414)
19. Thomas LUTHI / SWI / KALEX - 1'42.457 (+0.896)
1. NAGASHIMA Tetsuta / JPN / 45
2. BALDASSARRI Lorenzo / ITA / 28
3. MARINI Luca / ITA / 25
4. BASTIANINI Enea / ITA / 23
5. GARDNER Remy / AUS / 20
6. CANET Aron / SPA / 19
7. MARTIN Jorge / SPA / 16
8. ROBERTS Joe / USA / 13
9. LOWES Sam / GBR / 13
10. VIERGE Xavi / SPA / 13
11. SYAHRIN Hafizh / MAL / 10
12. NAVARRO Jorge / SPA / 10
13. SCHROTTER Marcel / GER / 9
14. LUTHI Thomas / SWI / 6
15. MANZI Stefano / ITA / 6