Joey Savatgy On The FLY Racing Swapmoto Podcast
Have you kept track of all that’s happened to Joey Savatgy over the last twelve months? Things like his advancement to the 450 class via a ride with Monster Energy Kawasaki, the pack-leading performance at the Monster Energy Cup, a handful of top-seven finishes in Supercross, some mechanical woes outdoors, and an eventual departure from the factory team were the easy things to keep track of. But there was much more to all of those things than what one could see from the outside and now that the season is over, Savatgy has had some time to reflect about each. In this episode of the Swapmoto Live Podcast, we talk with the currently unemployed racer about the year, the Monster Energy Cup move over, misconceptions about reimbursement, the details of his departure from the team, and how close he is to inking a deal with another team in the pits.
This is a lengthy listen, so I understand that not everyone wants to sit through over an hour and a half of conversation. He explained the last Moto of the Monster Energy Cup, from his gate pick to the move over to the relationship between he and Tomac after. Per Joey, he was not paid a cut of the million dollars the way everyone assumed and by the way things played out in the months that followed, he regrets the decision and would not do it again. That’s discussed 33 minutes in all the way to the commercial break.
The second half talks about his relationship with Adam (cordial but not close friends), how it felt to have the 2020 team announcement come midway through the summer, and what he plans to do if a contract isn’t signed by Monster Cup or the three international races he is on the entry list for.
I’ll type out the key parts for a post on the site tomorrow for those that would rather read.