Moto2: Luthi to SAG, Arbolino to make Moto2 debut

Published on September 30, 2020
By Short Shift News

The Moto2 Championship is fresh from a new batch of 2021 announcements, this time surrounding Tom Luthi and the Intact GP team.

Luthi, who is in his 13th season in the middle class, his tenth in Moto2, is set to replace Remy Gardner in the SAG team next season after Gardner was announced to replace Jorge Martin in the Red Bull KTM AJO outfit.

Luthi has had a troubled 2020 season, his best finish being a fifth at the Styrian GP. Currently, the Swiss rider lies ninth in the Moto2 championship, 93 points behind points leader, Luca Marini.

Tom Luthi – 2021 SAG rider

“I am very happy that we have signed the contract with the Stop and Go Racing Team – many thanks to everyone involved for making this possible. The team around the owner Eduardo Perales is small and very familiar, which gives me a good feeling and gives a good basis for a trustful cooperation. On the technical side – I will also be riding a Kalex with the SAG team – remains fairly the same, which is a very positive factor as well. However, despite all the joy of being well-positioned for next year, I am now looking forward to concentrating on my job again. There are still a few races ahead of us before we start the first tests with the SAG team in late November.”

Meanwhile, Tony Arbolino will step up to Moto2 in 2021, replacing Luthi in the Dynavolt Intact GP team. The Italian lies fourth in the Moto2 championship, picking up three podiums, his latest coming at the Catalan GP.

Tony Arbolino – 2021 Intact GP Moto2 rider

“I am very pleased to announce the news that next year I will enter the Moto2 category with this incredible team,” said Arbolino. I am really happy because I feel that the team really wanted me. I am very motivated to show my skills as a rider. I am very proud of the steps I have taken so far, even though the Moto3 season is still long. I can’t wait to try the Moto2 bike and I will do my best for one of the most competitive teams in the world championship.”

Featured image: Tony Arbolino


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