|Savatgy could see the potential of a good day after starting the morning second overall in qualifying. When the gate dropped for Moto 1, Savatgy edged out his teammate to claim his second holeshot of the season and lead the field for the first part of the race. Although Forkner got by him, Savatgy was determined and eventually passed Forkner back and kept his lead until the checkered flag.
In Moto 2, he wasn’t able to match his first moto start and was forced to come through the pack after completing the opening lap in 24th. The No. 17 was quick to make up time, but the leaders had already gapped much of the field, leaving Savatgy to only make up ground to ninth. The 1-9 was still good enough to land him on the overall podium for the first time this season in third.
“While I felt good enough to get the overall, getting the moto win and on the overall podium is a step in the right direction,” said Savatgy. “The track was tough and technical so after my bad start in Moto 2, it was good to at least get into the top 10. I’m ready to close out the season stronger than ever.”