Motorcycle Racing News Moto2: Luthi Broken Bone & Podiums

Moto2: Luthi Broken Bone & Podiums

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Tom Lüthi deserves the following break after three Grand Prix weekends and three podiums, an operation on the broken left collarbone and the two test days on 6th and 7th of July at the Motorland Aragón, very well.

The 23 years old Swiss and the Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2 Team had three very successful races in Silverstone, Assen and Barcelona the last three weeks and moved on to test at the replacement track for the Balantonring of Hungary, to travel to Aragón on Tuesday after the Gran Premi de Catalunya.

Tom Lüthi says: “It was brutally hot in Aragón, but the two test days went very well. The track is very nice, but it is difficult to learn. You can find very special parts on this track with a lot of action and fast corners and all, you can imagine. I really like the layout of this track.”

“We were able to do all the planned testing and our lap times were good as well. But after three races in a row and two days of testing everybody reached the limit and I am glad we will have a short break before we go to Sachsenring next week.”

Terrell Thien (Team Manager) says: “The test went very positive for us. We were able to test many parts, also some special parts from Moriwaki and we tried some front and rear tyres as well.”

“We also changed the geometry of the bike a little bit and that was positive. The only thing that was almost impossible to handle was the incredible heat here. Now we deserve a break and next week at Sachsenring we will continue, hopefully in the same direction as before.”

Moto2 – Round 7 – Standings

1. Toni Elias 111

2. Thomas Luthi 94

3. Julian Simon 77

4. Shoya Tomizawa 76

5. Andrea Iannone 70

6. Simone Corsi 65

7. Jules Cluzel 57

8. Yuki Takahashi 52

9. Sergio Gadea 47

10. Gabor Talmacsi 42

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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