News 6 Jun 2022

Ninth meets expectations of Savatgy in Kawasaki reunion

KX450 rider believes there is more to come in 2022.

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Making his racing reunion with Monster Energy Kawasaki at Hangtown, Joey Savatgy scored ninth overall which met his expectations upon return.

Savatgy started moto one in sixth and spent the entire race battling for a top 10, ultimately crossing the line in 11th.

In race two the number 17 worked his way forward to finish ninth, but importantly showed promising race pace and endurance throughout the moto and is confident there is plenty to come following the second round of 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross.

“I’m very pleased with the ninth-place result this weekend,” Savatgy explained. “My goal for the race was to get comfortable being in real race scenarios again and leave Hangtown healthy.

“All things considered, I achieved those goals and the team was pleased with my performance so today was an overall success for us. I know I’m only going to get faster and more comfortable on the bike as the season goes on, so there’s no need to try and rush things early.”

Savatgy was confirmed for 2022 450MX with Monster Energy Kawasaki effectively as a fill-in for the injured Adam Cianciarulo. A decision was made by the team and Savatgy to miss Fox Raceway’s season opener as he progressed in form.

Round three of the 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship takes place this Saturday at Thunder Valley.