News 26 Jul 2022

KTM confirms Vialle transfer to America from 2023

Adamo and Everts to represent Red Bull KTM in MX2 next year.

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing has confirmed the transfer of former MX2 world champion Tom Vialle to America for 2023, set to compete in both 250SX and 250MX.

Vialle joined the works KTM team in 2019 to contest for the MX2 World Championship and went on to win the title a year later on the 250 SX-F. He currently sits P2 as he chases a second crown in the category this season.

“We’ve had another strong season this year so far in MX2 and the plan was to move to the MXGP class for 2023 but I really felt this was the best time for me to try and see if I could make it in Supercross,” Vialle explained. “I have a track near my home and there is an SX tradition in my family. I’m desperate to see what I can do, even if I know it is a big learning curve to be ready for 2023.

“We have to keep realistic, but it is fantastic at the same time that I could speak with Robert [Jonas], Pit [Beirer] and the guys in the U.S. and to make this happen as part of Red Bull KTM. This GP team is like another family to me, so it will be hard to leave but this is a really exciting new story for me and I cannot wait to move and start it all.”

Vialle will be based on the east coast and will train with Aldon Baker, as the announcement of his move confirms that Red Bull KTM Factory Racing will expand its 250 roster in the US, with Max Vohland entering his final season of a three-year deal in 2023.

In the MX2 World Championship next year, Andrea Adamo and Liam Everts will represent Red Bull KTM Factory Racing.