It’s safe to say that Tom Vialle (Red Bull KTM) is feeling on top of the, er, world after winning the FIM Motocross World Championship MX2 title today at the MXGP of Pietramurata.
In just his second year in the class the 20-year-old Frenchman has dominated and he took the title with three races still to run.
“I’m so happy but there have been a lot of emotions today,” said Tom. “I was a bit angry this morning but to make the holeshot and lead the first moto was fantastic. I was almost crying on the last lap. There was so much emotion. It was really special. Crazy.
“In the second moto I was around sixth position and someone hit me and bent the gear shifter under the bike. I was stuck in second gear. I tried hard to get the bike into third but it was not possible, so I had to come into the pits. I still finished the moto.
“It was a bit of a shame because I was feeling so good today. Sometimes bad luck happens though. The important thing is that we achieved our goal.
“I want to say a big thanks to the whole team and everybody who worked together to make this happen. It was tiring to have a lot of races so close together and also keep the concentration through the training. I think we did it pretty good.”