PODIUM FOR TOM LUTHI IN JEREZ The Grand Prix of Jerez de la Frontera was a full success for Tom Luthi and the Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2 Team. Already in Warm up you could see that Luthi can handle his Moriwaki MD600 well on the andalusian track...
PODIUM FOR TOM LUTHI IN JEREZ
The Grand Prix of Jerez de la Frontera was a full success for Tom Luthi and the Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2 Team. Already in Warm up you could see that Luthi can handle his Moriwaki MD600 well on the andalusian track as he set the second best time.
The race itself started quite turbulent for the Swiss. The first take off was not the best for Luthi and he lost speed quickly. Then Tomizawa crashed in front of him and left a puddle of oil on the track, which caused a multiple crash in which Luthi fortunately was not involved. The race got aborted and after a short cleaning break everybody got a new chance. Luthi used that chance and started off well. He could close the gap in front of him quickly and after a very short time he was part of the leading group.
The end of the race got crazy in changing positions between the first three riders and Luthi could reach a wonderful third place. This is his first podium since the second place in Assen in 2008 and Luthi is now third in the Moto2 world championship 2010.
Tom Luthi, 3 - 29'58.987:
This was a hard race. It had many overtaking, but it was a lot of fun too. The first start was not very well and it went totally crazy. This would have been a mad race with big fighting involved. I think we were lucky that there was a new start. The second start was better and I was able to stay in the leading group. I had a really good feeling with the bike and I am happy about my first podium in this class. My whole team was working so hard over the entire weekend that I am happy that I can thank them with a podium.
Terrell Thien, Team Manager:
I am happy about the first podium. Nevertheless I see it with two different views, as a victory could have been possible as well. Tom was leading quite a few laps. I am very satisfied with the work of the whole team and to leave this circuit with a podium is a good way to come back home.
Daniel Epp, Rider management:
You could already see in Doha that Tom is strong. He rode very fast lap times and this also continued here. It is a pity that he lost his position because of the overtaking of Elias. Then he could fight back and stayed on third place. He fought like a lion and this was a great result he reached. This is Tom's first podium since a long time and it seems as if we have the old Tom back.