|2019||Moto2 World Championship|
|2018||MotoGP World Championship|
|2010-2017||Moto2 World Championship|
|2002||International German Championship (IDM): 125ccm|
|2001||ADAC Junior Cup: 125ccm|
|1997-2000||Swiss Pocket Bike Championship|
Thomas ‘Tom’ Lüthi was born on 6 September 1986 in Oberdiessbach, Kanton Bern, Switzerland. He grew up in rural Linden and still lives in the beautiful Kanton of Bern today.
His father took part in regional motorcycle racing, and that’s how Tom was first introduced to motorcycle racing as a nine year old. He started his career with pocket bike racing.
Lüthi celebrated his first World Championship victory at the French Grand Prix in Le Mans in 2005. On 6 November 2005, Lüthi wins his first World Championship title in Valenica on a Honda in the 125 cc class. He thus became the 6th youngest world champion in history. As a result, in 2005, he was elected Swiss Sportsman of the Year, and won the ‘Swiss Award’ - Swiss of the Year - in the category of sports. In the 2006 season, as defending champion, he reached eighth place overall. After four full seasons in the eighth-litre World Championship with the Czech Elite Grand Prix Team, whose team leader was Daniel Epp, Tom Lüthi stepped up into the 250cc class in 2007, which also meant a change from Aprilia to Honda.
After three years in the very competitive 250cc category, Lüthi was also part of the game when the 250cc category was changed to the 600cc Moto2 category. For eight years, Tom Lüthi has been consistently at a high level in the Moto2 World Championship, securing 45 podium places during the 2010-2017 seasons, 11 victories as well as twice the vice world champion title (2016 and 2017).
Then, finally, a dream came true for Tom Lüthi: in 2018, the Swiss rider made his way to the MotoGP World Championship and competed on a Honda RC213V in the premier class. However, the season was more difficult than expected, not at least due to a long injury break in the 2017/2018 winter season and the resulting loss of preparation time.
But Tom wouldn't be Tom if that made him give up: The combative Bernese rider remains focused, gets a chance to return back to the Moto2 World Championship after this difficult MotoGP season and will fight for his way back to the top in 2019.
- Height: 172cm
- Weight: ca. 62Kg
- Birth date: 6 September 1986
- Star Sign: Virgo
- Nationality: Swiss
- Grew up in Linden, Emmental in Switzerland
Hobbies / Private
- Kite Surfing
- Flying Helicopters
- Bike riding
- Eating good food with my closest people