Factory Suzuki squad downscales to two riders for next year.
JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing has confirmed Joey Savatgy will join the outfit for the 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross and Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross championships, while Alex Martin will fulfil his multi-year deal in the 250 category.
The team will downscale to just two riders next season after the factory operation faced uncertainty in continuing for 2020, where Savatgy – who has long been linked to the 450 seat – will embark on his second campaign in the premier class.
“We are looking forward to the upcoming season with Joey and Alex,” said team manager Jeremy Albrecht. “Joey has achieved very good results over the past few years, and I expect him to have a break-out year in 2020. He impressed us in every test session on the RM-Z450, and he is extremely motivated.
“Alex returns for his second season with the squad, and I couldn’t be happier. A-Mart made big gains in supercross this past season and scored multiple outdoor podium finishes, so it will be fun to share in his progress.”
Savatgy will make his debut aboard the RM-Z450 this weekend at the Paris Supercross before racing the S-X Open Auckland and AUS-X Open Melbourne.