Moto2: Tom Luthi Returns To Moto2 For 2019 Title Challenge

Swiss rider Thomas Luthi will return to Moto2 in 2019 as the 31-year-old will replace Xavi Vierge in the Dynavolt Intact GP team.

Tom Luthi will step back down into the Moto2 class in 2019 as he is set to replace Xavi Vierge who is set to ride the EG 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex.

Tom Luthi moved into Moto2 in 2010, the year the class was introduced. Tom ran with the same Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2 team that he ran in the 250cc category the year before. In his debut season, Tom took 5 podiums before eventually taking his debut win in Moto2 at the Malaysian round of the 2011 championship.

From 2011 to 2014 the Interwetten Paddock team ran the Suter frame, with his highest championship finish being two 4th places.

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Right up until Luthi’s final year in Moto2, the Swiss ran a Kalex where he finished 2nd in both 2016 and 2017 behind champions Zarco (2016) and Morbidelli (2017).

For 2018 Marc VDS signed Luthi to join the Moto2 champ in MotoGP, but with things not running smoothly, Tom, who is yet to score a single point in MotoGP, has decided to step down into the intermediate class.

We have seen many MotoGP riders return to Moto2, Yonny Hernandez, Hector Barbera and more recently Sam Lowes, all of which have struggled to make the Moto2 Honda’s work. However next season everyone will be adapting to the all-new 765cc Triumph engines.

Tom Luthi will partner Marcel Schrotter in the Dynavolt team.

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