Tom Lüthi year has come to a premature end with the Swiss rider forced to miss the season finale with a broken ankle, suffered in Malaysia.
As well as missing the final two races of the season, Lüthi’s ankle injury means he will miss out on the first test as a MotoGP rider which would’ve come in the week after the season finale at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo.
CarXpert Interwetten team manager Frédéric Corminboeuf confirmed the news that Lüthi’s season is over.
“Tom will undergo surgery this weekend. The injury to the talus is relatively serious and he will need to rest, and miss Valencia,” he said.
“So we conclude three amazing seasons in which we’ve been runner-up twice. He has much more career ahead of him and I hope with all my heart that he will regain his full form as soon as possible to start his adventure in MotoGP in the best way.
“I also want to take this opportunity to toast the incredible season of Franco Morbidelli, an exceptional competitor. What he has achieved this year is incredible. We have fought hard against this extremely professional team and I am convinced that it has been very rewarding for everyone.”
Photo via Tom Lüthi