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Tom Lüthi qualifies 17th at Valencia

A rare period of dry track conditions greeted Tom Luthi (Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) as the rain eased at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit for qualifying.

Tom Lüthi was 23rd in FP3 session but was determined to improve his pace in qualifying in advance of the final race. In the tricky conditions the Swiss rider posted his best qualifying performance of the season to grab 17th on the grid with a time of 1’32.545.

 

Tom Lüthi: 17th, 1’32.545, +1.163, 41 laps, 164 km

“The dry line for qualifying began to appear in FP4 so this was good preparation to go with slick tyres although with no dry track data our set-up was compromised. I did not have the best rear traction otherwise my qualifying could have been even better. The forecast for the race is more rain so it will be important to stay calm and be ready for a long race and get to the finish, I’m looking forward to it.”

 

Complete starting grid: motogp.com

 

Schedule for Sunday, November 17th:

Warm up MotoGP: 09.40-10.00

Race MotoGP: 14.00 (live on SRF2 and Eurosport1)