FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. — The Monster Energy Kawasaki racing team and Joey Savatgy have come to an agreement for the Team Green veteran to compete on a KX 450SR alongside Jason Anderson in the AMA Pro Motocross Championship.
Savatgy rejoins Team Green after a two-year hiatus, building upon a successful four-year, race-winning partnership aboard a KX 250 with the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team and a year of premier class competition with Monster Energy Kawasaki.
In 2019, Savatgy earned Monster Energy AMA Supercross 450SX “Rookie of the Year” honors, as well as several top-10 Pro Motocross finishes with the Monster Energy Kawasaki team.
Savatgy will fill-in for Adam Cianciarulo until he is ready to return from a knee injury sustained earlier this season.
With a proven history of 250cc Pro Motocross wins with Kawasaki, Savatgy and the team look forward to the No. 17 rider competing at the front of the pack with the No. 21 of Anderson.
“It’s a privilege to join the Monster Energy Kawasaki team for the upcoming Pro Motocross Championship. I’ve had a lot of success with the team in the past and I’m eager to continue building on that in the coming months,” Savatgy said. “We’re only a few weeks shy of the season opener so we will aim to progress as the season goes on, but I’m confident my familiarity with the bike and the team will help speed that process along. I’m optimistic about what we can achieve together this summer.”
The AMA Pro Motocross Championship is set to begin on Saturday, May 28th, at Fox Raceway in Pala, California.