In an amazing turn of events, Tom Vialle has been dumped by Team France for the Motocross of Nations. Below a release from the French federation.
– Following the refusal of one of the KTM team’s commercial partners to accept the FFM’s proposal on the French team’s outfits, the Federation is forced to replace Tom Vialle by Maxime Renaux to represent France in Assen in MX2 on September 28th and 29th –
Words from French website motoverte.
Neither side has found a solution to this problem that goes far beyond our sport, Tom Vialle will not participate in his first Motocross Nations in the team of France. A totally ubiquitous and pathetic situation for our young Frenchman. Here is the statement of the President of the FFM Jacques Bolle: “I am really saddened by this situation, especially for Tom, but for my part, I consider that the drivers must first wear the colors of France MXDN. Trademarks are necessary, but they can not impose their diktat at the expense of national colors. ”
It is Maxime Renaux who has been called to replace Tom Vialle and who will make his big debut in the French team in a necessarily particular context. We wish the best to our three musketeers Gautier Paulin, Jordi Tixier and Maxime Renaux!