World champs honoured for season stats
Not content with lifting this year’s MXGP and MX2 world titles, Tim Gajser (Team HRC) and Tom Vialle (Red Bull KTM) also picked up some very nice wrist candy after running out on top in the Tag Heuer Best Lap Award competition.
Whoever set the fastest race lap in each class at every round of this year’s FIM Motocross World Championship picked up a point and these were tallied at the end of the season to determine the winners.
Gajser’s total of seven earned him a clear win from Jeffrey Herlings (Red Bull KTM) who managed three with Romain Febvre (Monster Energy Kawasaki) and Jeremy Seewer (Monster Energy Yamaha) locked together on two apiece.
Vialle laid down six fastest laps during the season, one more than Jago Geerts (Monster Energy Yamaha) and four ahead of Jed Beaton (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna).
Brits Ben Watson (Monster Energy Yamaha) and Conrad Mewse (Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee) also got in on the act with one fastest lap each.
Vialle also picked up a €5,000 cheque for his 21 MX2 Fox Holeshots during the season with Jorge Prado (Red Bull KTM) earning a cool €10,000 for his 16 holeshots in the MXGP class.