Joey Savatgy entered the second of three main events in Melbourne tied in points with Ken Roczen. However, his chances for the world title were dashed early in the race when Vince Friese knocked him down at the first turn. Despite Roczen managing to avoid the chaos and securing a win, Savatgy, who had overtaken Roczen cleanly but had to recover from the fall, finished in tenth place. This setback allowed Roczen to extend his lead heading into the final moto, ultimately securing the title with a third-place finish, while Savatgy settled for fourth.
A disappointed Joey, who also lost a 250 supercross crown by being knocked down on the final lap by Zach Osborne said: “It’s unfortunate for things to unfold the way they did. I knew I was at a disadvantage coming into this, I gave it my best, I needed better starts. I haven’t seen the video, so I don’t want to say too much (about the situation with Friese) but it’s unfortunate when most of us can race relatively okay except for one guy. Hats off to Ken, the guy is really good, I knew it was going to be hard to beat him coming into this.”