In another massive coup for the Monster Energy S-X Open Auckland, today the event has confirmed Monster Energy Factory Kawasaki Rider Joey Savatgy will compete inside Mt Smart Stadium, on November 16.
After a stellar 2019 World Championship campaign where the 26-year old took out top rookie in the SX1 class and finished the Championship in eighth position, Savatgy will be looking to secure his maiden 450 Event Win by taking it to his International counterparts and New Zealand’s very best.
“It’ll be tough, there are quite a few big names going over and I’m going to have to get everything dialled in straight away,” said Savatgy.
“Obviously, starts are huge and if you can get off the gate and put yourself in a position to win right away, that will go a long way against those guys.”
“It’ll be fast-paced and it’ll be full of action, exactly what the fans want!”
As the event enters its second year, Savatgy will be added to what is forming to be best International Supercross line-up New Zealand has ever seen, consisting of 2-Time World Champion Chad Reed and 2018 World Champion Jason Anderson competing against, World Number 10 Justin Brayton and Australia’s and New Zealand’s very best.
The Greatest Of All Time (GOAT) and 5-Time World Supercross Champion – Ricky Carmichael, will go up against the Greatest Kiwi Of All Time and World Motocross Champion – Ben Townley and will be the first time the pair have raced side-by-side since 2005.
Fans are set to be wowed again tomorrow with the announcement of a Freestyle Motocross X-Games Gold Medalist, to coincide with Tickets officially going on sale for to the 2019 Monster Energy S-X Open Auckland on November 16 at Mt Smart Stadium (June 26) at 12pm NZST via Ticketmaster https://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/monster-energy-s-x-open-auckland-auckland-16-11-2019/event/240056C4C4F32C39
The Monster Energy S-X Open Auckland will form the fourth round of the Australian Supercross Championship, the first time an event in New Zealand will be a part of the Australian Supercross series.