Tom Luthi to be in Austin

Luthi will be back on his Moto2 bike just 64 days after breaking his arm.
Luthi will be back on his Moto2 bike just 64 days after breaking his arm.

Tom Luthi will be present in Austin this week as he attempts to ride his Interwetten Suter earlier than expected.

Luthi had been expected to return to action at the beginning of May, for the third round of the season at Jerez, however the Swiss rider will attempt to ride in the first free practice at COTA.

Luthi suffered multiple and compound fractures to his right arm and elbow when he crashed during the February pre-season Moto2 test in Valencia. Initially there was fears he could be out for up to six months, but after rehab it quickly got reduced to three months.

He forced him to skip the Qatar GP and was replaced by Spaniard Sergio Gadea (finished 20th in Losail) and it is unclear whether Gadea will be in Texas this weekend if Luthi cannot ride.

Tom Lüthi said, “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!”

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