Luethi, 30, is in his eighth season in the
Moto2 category and finished runner-up in 2016 behind French
rider Johann Zarco, who is now in MotoGP with Tech3 Yamaha.
The 2005 world champion in the 125cc class will be partnered at
the team by current Moto2 championship leader Franco Morbidelli
Luethi was also previously a test rider for KTM before their
MotoGP debut this season.
"His consistency over seven seasons in Moto2 has been
incredible, with a sixth place in 2013 the only time he's
finished outside the top five in the championship," Marc VDS
team boss Marc van der Straten said in a statement.
(Reporting by Alan Baldwin in Spa-Francorchamps; Editing by John
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