Luthi finishes the season 2010 as Fourth

The season closing race on the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, Spain was a success for Tom Luthi and the Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2 Team. After a good start Luthi was able to catch up position by position and finished the race just behind the podium in 4th position. With the strong performance shown this weekend the season 2010, which was full of ups and downs finished also with the 4th position in the standings for the 24 year old Swiss. Luthi was able to protect his 4th place against other riders, such as Andrea Iannone, who also had a glance on the position. The old season just finished for Luthi and the new season will already start tomorrow, when he will test the Suter chassis for the first time on this circuit.

Tom Luthi, 4 - 43'50.259:
"It was a good race, I could fight in the top group again. It was not really easy for me as I had some problems in some parts of the track. I lost the front a couple of times and slipped with the rear, but I still was able to fight with the group. The podium was not far away and I could see it already, but at the end it was not enough."

Alfred Wilecke, Chief mechanic:
"The whole weekend was not bad, especially this morning in the warm up Tom did a big step forward, which he confirmed during this race. Unfortunately it was not enough for the podium, but I am very happy that he was so near. We can be satisfied with the 4th place in the championship."

Terrell Thien, Team Manager:
"Everything was possible today for Tom and he rode a strong race. Unfortunately the podium slipped out of his hands at the end, but I am very happy with the 4th place and of course I am happy that he could hold his 4th place in the standings."

Daniel M. Epp, Rider Management:
"It was a race without mistakes from Tom. He had a clever start, which paid off at the end. Tom was able to secure the 4th place in the championship. We are looking forward to the Moto2 season 2011, when we will change from Moriwaki to Suter and built on a strong fundament for the second season in Moto2, where we want to attack the Top 3, which were so near this year."

-source: interwetten