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Luthi hoping for improvements and 2010 Moto2 ride

Luthi hoping for improvements and 2010 Moto2 ride

Before the current season ends Thomas Luthi wants to improve his 2009 results and earn a ride in the Moto2 class next year.

Former 125cc World Champion Thomas Luthi admits his 2009 campaign to date has not lived up to expectations and is aiming to put things right with a turn around in form in the four races that remain this season.

The Swiss rider has been let down principally by three DNFs at Le Mans, Assen and Brno, leaving him down in ninth in the standings as he has otherwise achieved top ten results but been unable to repeat either of the two podium appearances he made last season before he sustained a hand injury at Indianapolis.

Commenting on his current position in the championship Luthi told, “I mean for next year things are not yet clear. We have not made the plans, so I don’t know what is going on, but for me the most important thing is really to concentrate on this season. I want to really look forward to the last three or four races and concentrate on that job.”

Asked about how his plans for 2010 were developing, following recent discussions about a possible split from current team Emmi-Caffe Latte, Luthi was unable to say more than, “I am looking forward to Moto2 next year but there are still not really clear plans. I hope to continue with the same team but it is too early to say anything about that.”

Also pressed as to whether he would even consider a move back down to the 125cc class in which he won the title in 2005, given how successful Julián Simón’s move back down a category has been this year Luthi replied, “I think I would say it’s not for me, but you never know. I mean Simón has done a really good job and it looks like he could get the World Championship. But I would like to stay on the same level and as the 250cc class will move away I hope to be in Moto2.”

250cc, 2009, Thomas Luthi, Emmi - Caffe Latte

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