Tom Lüthi makes surprise return in Texas

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Big surprise for all Tom Lüthi fans: The star of Team Interwetten Paddock will return to racing at the second Grand Prix of the season, this weekend in Austin, Texas.

Lüthi had suffered multiple fractures to his right elbow and upper arm in a testing crash at Valencia back in February, with an expected recovery time of up to three months and a planned comeback for the first European round at Jerez on the first weekend of May.

Now, the 26-year-old former 125 World Champion proves once again that motorcycle racers are not only in a hurry on the circuit, but also when it comes to bouncing back from injuries: just 64 days will have passed since the accident when the Swiss Moto2™ rider leaves pit lane for the first free practice session at Austin this coming Friday.

Tom Lüthi

"I put all my energy and willpower into working towards an early comeback and I am happy about my speedy recovery. I still lack power in my right arm, but nevertheless I’m sure that I’m ready to go out and race. I definitely want to take part in the free practice sessions on Friday. If I can confirm my hopes and ride without great difficulties, I will also start in the race on Sunday, trying to get the best possible result!"

Daniel M. Epp – Team Owner

"I was surprised about Tom’s decision to fly to Texas on Tuesday and to return to racing so soon, at the second Grand Prix of this season. But he made remarkable progress in his rehabilitation program, especially over the last days, so I can fully understand his decision to return now instead of the first European race at Jerez. We are all convinced of Tom’s ability to score a good result at Austin and he has our full support with this brave decision!"

Press release courtesy of Interwetten Paddock.

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