(Motorinformed.com) – Tom Lüthi’s motorcycle world championship career is coming to an end this year. A few days after the second Grand Prix in Austria, Lüthi announced that he would no longer drive in 2022. In the future, the Swiss will take care of the offspring. The PrüstelGP team has secured the services of the ex-world champion.
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Tom Lüthi made his debut in the 2002 season and is leaving the World Cup this year
“My decision to end my active time as a racing driver will of course be made a lot easier for me by the opportunity of my involvement as head of sports at PrüstelGP,” comments Lüthi. “I am really looking forward to being able to contribute to sporting success in a new role. To be able to pass on my experience and to be able to work together with young hopes, but also with already very strong drivers in the Moto3 World Championship is an exciting new challenge.”
“I am sure that the PrüstelGP team and I will complement each other perfectly – the whole thing is a synergy that could hardly be better. I am looking forward to our mutual successes and our development,” said the former MotoGP rider.
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Team manager Florian Prüstel is looking forward to working with Lüthi: “I have long been looking for someone who, as an authentic, experienced expert, can take care of our drivers, coordinate their training, accompany them and support them on their way to the top. Thanks to the cooperation with Tom we covered all of that perfectly. “
“With 19 years of world championship experience, he knows exactly what racing is all about – especially at the beginning of a career when you first have to approach the big, not always easy world of international racing,” says Prüstel with conviction.
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“I’m also looking forward to giving our partners even more exciting insights into fascinating racing and having an expert in Tom at our side who can enable such impressions from a completely different side. We have such a starting point together created that gives us the know-how and skills that we need on the way to the title, “says the team manager of the Moto3 team.
In his career so far, Lüthi has achieved 17 Grand Prix victories. In the 2005 season, the Swiss won the 125cc World Championship with Honda. Lüthi finished the 2017 Moto2 season as runner-up world champion. During his foray into MotoGP in the 2018 season, the Swiss remained without points.