In 1986, won the 250 World Championship. Vimond was the first French World Champion, so the French wanted to celebrate with a big party. At the party, they lowered Vimond and his bike from the ceiling amid flashing lights and loud music. As Vimond was being lowered, one of to the hard concrete floor. He suffered a broken back and was never the same as a racer. Jacky has since gone on to be a successful riding coach.