News Moto2: Jerez Testing Successful for Luthi

Moto2: Jerez Testing Successful for Luthi

2011 Interwetten Moto2 Prep

The last test of the Moto2 class in the 2010 off-season was a big success for Tom Luthi and his team on the Suter chassis before the two months test ban will start.

After the weather prevented the Moto2 team from testing on the normally sunny andalusian racetrack in Jerez, as it was raining the whole day, the weather on Monday seemed to start in the same way this morning, but got better around noon and the sun made sure that Lüthi could fulfill his test program today and leave the track satisfied after a run of 57 laps in total.

Tom Luthi (Interwetten Honda Moto2) says: "Also this test with the Suter chassis went very well. Unfortunately yesterday we were able to ride only 10 laps due to the rainy weather. It didn’t make much sense to test under these conditions."

"But today the weather cleared up around lunchtime and when the sun was out, we could continue with our testing program. I was able to ride many laps and I was faster than with the Moriwaki bike on this track. I can enjoy my winter break now."

Terrell Thien (Interwetten Moto2 Team Manager) says: "Again also this test went well. It was the last test of the 2010 season and we can be satisfied with its result as we only have a little duty list now for the winter break."

Daniel M. Epp (Interwetten Moto2 Rider Management) says: "It was the third full test day with the new Suter chassis which went very well. All testing days after the Grand Prix in Valencia were successful."

"Tom and his team could adapt straight away to the new techniques and Tom was fast from the very first moment on. He was able to test the Suter on a very high level. After this end of the season we can leave into the winter break with a good feeling. But the break will be short as already in February we will be back and continue with the preparations for 2011."

The two off-season tests 2010, first on the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, now at the andalusian racetrack in Jerez de la Frontera, where Luthi achieved his first Moto2 podium earlier this year, were successful.

The 24-year-old Swiss Luthi can now start a relaxed winter break. Also another fact is helping the youngster from Bern to calm down before the next season starts. Luthi’s long term main Sponsor Interwetten renewed the sponsorship contract for a sixth year and will also stay on Lüthi’s side for the 2011 season.

Tom Luthi, his Manager Daniel M. Epp and the Interwetten CEO Rita Landauer are very happy about the continuation of the great cooperation of the last years and they are looking forward to a successful 2011 season with Tom Luthi in the Moto2 world championship.

Tom Luthi says: "I am very happy that the cooperation of the last years will also continue 2011 and Interwetten will be our main sponsor again. For next year the whole team is looking forward to celebrate great successes together with Interwetten."

Rita Landauer (CEO Interwetten Moto2): "Tom Luthi showed us in the last season, that he belongs to the world’s top class in the Moto2 world championship. We believe that in 2011 Tom can increase his level even more and we hope he can achieve some victories and can fight for the world title again."

"Interwetten is continuing the sponsorship with Luthi for a sixth season now. This shows how much confidence we have in his skills. Furthermore we are also counting on the positive image of the young, successful and eminently pleasant Swiss Top-sportsman."

Daniel M. Epp says: "We are proud that Interwetten will also be the main sponsor for Tom Luthi in the following year. Such a long and solid sponsorship cooperation is not obvious these days and we are very happy we have it."

The entire Moto2 team wishes all the sponsors, media and friends and all the people who receive this newsletter a relaxing wintertime, a contemplative Christmas and a good start into a healthy and successful year 2011.

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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