Joey Savatgy signed with Triumph to race their 250 in 2024, it has been voted by team’s and team manager’s that Savatgy won’t be allowed to race 250 AMA Supercross this season.
Savatgy has been absent from the 250 class for several years, having only competed for half a season with RWR Racing in 450 supercross last year due to a lack of opportunities. Given his current circumstances, allowing him to race seems harmless. His presence would add prestige and excitement to the class, particularly with the involvement of Triumph and a renowned rider.
It’s worth noting that Savatgy never secured the 250 title, despite coming incredibly close on one occasion. Considering his recent near miss at the final WSX round, where he was hindered by Vince Friese’s collision in the second moto, the decision seems particularly tough on Savatgy. These past few days have undoubtedly been challenging for him.
Since Feld won’t let me move down for sx. (Even tho the point out rule that moved me out in the first place isn’t in effect anymore) I want to see how low I can get my golf handicap between now and round 1 of mx.— VERSACE SAVATGY (@versacesavatgy) November 26, 2023
With no supercross to look forward to Savatgy said in the WSX press conference that he is setting his sights on an AMA 250 motocross title. Up gainst the likes of Deegan, Shimoda and Vialle, he will be a great addition to the super competitive class, and he could be a MXoN option too!
Savatgy said: “I’m not going to race AMA (supercross) this year they’ve decided to not let me (move) down but I’m fully focussed on 2024 MX. For me, it’s a chance to re-write my ending to a 250 career that at the end of the day was my fault for not doing what I needed in 2017.” “I do feel I’m in good shape and between now and the first round I have a lot of time. There’s never been a time in my career where I have felt more hungry, I have the opportunity and want to capitalise on being able to re-write the end of my 250 career and try and win the outdoor title. I’d be lying if I said that wasn’t the goal, anything shy of that is going to be a disappointment. obviously I know that’s going to be a tall task but I believe with the team around me that I am going to have and the amount of time that I have, it should be feasible.”