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Contract fix: Marc VDS confirms Tom Lüthi for 2018

Thursday, August 24th, 2017 | Sports

24. August 2017 – 10:43

Moto2 veteran Tom Lüthi climbed into the MotoGP at the age of 31

© Marc VDS

(cafetheology.org) – The Marc VDS team confirmed on Thursday morning what was known for a long time: Tom Lüthi will compete in the next season for the Belgian team in the royal class. After eleven years in the middle category, Lüthi still manages the long-awaited ascent to the MotoGP. On September 6th, the Swiss celebrates his 31st birthday, "I am thrilled to see the chance of the change to the Marc VDS team, which is the end of my dream of moving into the MotoGP class, Luthith. "It is great to be able to take this step and to have the support of such a well-organized and professional team. I thank Marc VDS, but also my current CarXpert team." "You have me my successes of the past years , I was able to become Vice World Champion last year and compete for the World Cup title this year. They have paved the way for MotoGP with great cooperation and support and I am really looking forward to successfully ending this season with them "Says Lüthi.

Morbidelli and Lüthi are fighting for the Moto2 World Cup and are 2018 team-mates

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"There were some options when we looked around for a driver for the 2018 season," commented Marc-VDS team owner Marc van der Straten, who also negotiated with Stefan Bradl. "The election met unanimously on Thomas Lüthi, although he is a MotoGP rookie, a former 125s world champion, and has shown incredible performance for seven years in Moto2." "Sixth place in the 2013 season was the only year, In which he missed the top 5. He was always one of our opponents in the middle category, and that has not changed in this year, and his consistency makes him a serious opponent in the fight for title The Straten, who has already signed a MotoGP contract with Moto2 World Championship leader Franco Morbidelli for 2018. "Tom is a good fit for our team, and I am proud to welcome him to the Marc VDS racing family," remarked Van der Straten, who, in addition to Morbidelli, originally wanted to hire a driver who already had experience in the royal class.

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