Lüthi, Tom

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Name
Lüthi, Tom Gender: M
Thomas Lüthi
born on 6 September 1986 at 13:30 (= 1:30 PM )
Place Linden/BE, Switzerland, 46n51, 7e41
Timezone MEDT h2e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Schmid
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 13°35' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 10°42 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 25°55'



Tom Lüthi
photo: Mark from Coventry, West Midlands, license cc-by-2.0

Biography

Swiss professional motorcycle road racer. Growing up in Emmental, Lüthi started racing pocket bikes at the age of nine. He won pocket bike championships in 1999 and 2000. In 2002, he finished second overall in the European 125cc Championship, and third in the German 125cc series. In 2003, Lüthi was invited by Daniel Epp to ride for his team, known as the "Elit Grand Prix Team"; Epp became his manager. Lüthi scored his first podium in Barcelona and ended in second place. In 2004, he retired from four races in a row, missed four races because of injury, and scored 14 points.

Andy Ibbott of California Superbike School started training Thomas during the 2005 season. Lüthi scored his first 125cc class Grand Prix win in 2005 at Le Mans, followed by three more victories that season, including one at his team's home race at Brno, Czech Republic. On 6 November 2005 Lüthi secured his first world championship in the 125cc class, the sixth-youngest person to do so; this took place at Valencia. While using a Honda RS125R kit, Lüthi won the world championship title in the 125cc class, being five points ahead of Mika Kallio. Lüthi was voted Swiss sportsman of the year in 2005 and also won the annual "Swiss Award" in the category of sport.

After the 2006 season, Lüthi moved on to 250cc. The team changed their name to "Emmi - Caffè Latte", and defected to Aprilia, racing on the Aprilia RSA 250. For 2008, Lüthi continued with the Aprilia RSA 250. Daniel Epp also ran an Aprillia LE for Lukáš Pešek, under the Auto Kelly - CP branding. Lüthi didn't have any podiums until the 2008 Italian GP, where he finished at the podium in third place. At Assen, he finished in second place behind Álvaro Bautista. At Brno, Lüthi crashed out of the race due to an apparent brake failure. In 2009, he finished seventh overall in 250cc, although without a podium.

For 2010, he remained with the team in the Moto2 class that replaced the 250cc category. At Silverstone, Lüthi finished in second place. Lüthi finished in third place at Assen, which was a position he acquired on the last lap after being in first place earlier in the race. Lüthi had a collarbone injury during those two races.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Great Achievement 2005 (world champion motorcycles 125cc class)

Source Notes

Siegfried Schmid collection writes "ist am 6.9.1986 ca. 13h 30 in Linden Kanton Bern geboren", though Schmid then shows a chart with 13:03

Categories

  • Vocation : Sports : Race Bikes (motorcycles)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession

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