Thomas "Tom" Lüthi was born on 6 September 1986 in Oberdiessbach. He grew up in the countryside of Linden where he still lives today in the very same village with a population of 1,300 in the beautiful canton of Bern. The Swiss has a passion for motorcycling running in his veins, thanks to his father, who has already taken part in regional motorcycle races himself. Tom first tried his hand on a pocket bike at an early age and thus started his career when he competed in his first race at the age of nine.
In 2002, at the age of 16, he finally finished third in the IDM and second in the European Championship. In 2003 he rode his first full season in the World Championship, with the highlight of a second place in Catalonia. Lüthi celebrated his first Grand Prix victory in the motorcycle world championship at the 2005 French Grand Prix in Le Mans. On November 6th 2005 Lüthi won the 125ccm World Championship title in Valencia aboard a Honda. He becomes the sixth youngest world champion in history.
Following this, he was nominated for the Swiss Sportsman of the Year 2005 and won the "Swiss Award" in the category Sport in the election for Swiss of the Year. In the 2006 season, he achieved eighth place overall as defending champion.
In 2007 he finally switched to the 250cc class, which also meant a change from the familiar Honda to Aprilia. For three years in the fiercely competitive 250cc category, Lüthi was also involved in the switch from the 250cc class to the 600cc Moto2 class. For eight years Tom Lüthi has been consistently at a high level in the Moto2 World Championship, securing 45 podiums, 11 victories and two runners-up titles in the 2010-2017 seasons (2016 and 2017).