News 7 Jan 2022

Early SX momentum important for resurgent Savatgy

Team RMATVMC rider in improved headspace entering 2022.

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Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM WPS’s Joey Savatgy has acknowledged the importance of early momentum in Monster Energy Supercross 2022, targeting a strong season following the challenges of last year.

Savatgy ultimately finished last year’s 450SX championship 10th overall, claiming his best result at the season finale at Salt Lake City.

“I think the potential I have is there and, to be honest, last year… it was tough,” 27-year-old Savatgy explained. “It was really good to be back racing, but again, when I go racing I want to be competitive, I want to have fun.

“Between mental blocks and just fighting demons and just a combination of things, last year was tough, honestly probably one of the toughest years I have had and I’ve tried to clear everything and reset.

“As tough as it was, I think everything works out for a reason, just the whole vibe this year going into the off-season has been really good. I feel mentally really good, physically I feel really good and my headspace I feel I’m in a much better spot than I was last year.

“Momentum is going to be important early, but at the end of the day, just like everyone else has kind of talked about, there is going to be a lot of us that have speed and can be really fast.

“It’s just a matter of on the nights you feel it, you’ve got to make those nights count, and the nights you are struggling, you’ve really got to focus on the key things and put yourself in a good spot.”

This year marks Savatgy’s second term with Team RMATVMC, the squad undertaking some changes ahead of the upcoming Supercross season, which include in-house suspension and engine development among a new partnership.