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 AMA Supercross Champion Chad Reed and 2018 AMA Supercross Champion Jason Anderson competing against, AMA Supercross No.10 Justin Brayton and Australia’s and New Zealand’s very best.
The Greatest Of All Time (GOAT) and 5-Time AMA Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael will go up against Kiwi legend and former MX2 motocross world 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 HERE
ABOUT THE S-X OPEN AUCKLAND
The record-breaking success of the 2018 event was unprecedented, with a crowd of over 22,500 attending Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium, making it the biggest international Supercross event to ever take place on Kiwi soil.
Featuring the very best international athletes as well as New Zealand and Australia’s best for the second year running in New Zealand and Australia, the S-X Open FIM Oceania Supercross Championship is the most unique international Supercross Championship outside of the USA, and will be sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme with FIM Oceania status and sanctioning.
S-X Open Auckland will also form the fourth round of the Australian Supercross Championship, the first time an event in New Zealand will be a part of the Australian series, and will feature the Triple-Crown Final race format, with non-stop, high-intensity action that will have fans on the edge of their seats, for the entire duration of the event.
The 2019 Monster Energy S-X Open Auckland is proudly supported by Auckland Tourism Events & Economic Development (ATEED) and Monster Energy.
Stay tuned to S-X Open Supercross (@sxopensupercross) on social media for more truly amazing rider and event announcements that will blow New Zealand fans away in 2019.
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