After missing the Malaysian GP and having his title chances destroyed in the worst way possible, Thomas Luthi will not come back on the grid for the last GP of the year.

During the qualifying session of the Malaysian GP, Luthi suffered a heavy highside. He was taken to hospital, where a fracture of the ankle was revealed. As a result, he did not start in the race and Franco Morbidelli was crowned as the new Moto2 World Champion.

The Swiss rider announced on a social media platform that he would undergo surgery during this week to fix the fracture and that this will force him to miss his last Moto2 race.

In 2018, Thomas Luthi will line up on the MotoGP grid alongside EG 0,0 Marc VDS. He will share the garage with his rival in the Moto2 title fight from this year, Franco Morbidelli.

Thomas Luthi is a former 125cc World Champion in 2005. In both 2016 and 2017, he finished in Moto2 as a runner-up.

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