Former JGR Suzuki rider replaces Baggett on team

After failing to agree to terms for the 2021 season, Blake Baggett is out of a ride with Rocky Mountain KTM and has been replaced by Joey Savatgy who was left without a team when JGR Suzuki shut up shop.

Baggett had been with the team since 2017 and had won a Monster Energy Supercross Main Event in 2019 along with numerous race wins and podium finishes in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.

Savatgy had been linked to a move to MotoConcepts Honda after being spotted testing for the team but his immediate future now lies with the motorcycle megastore that has branches in Kentucky and across Utah.

“The team alone is proven,” said Savatgy, speaking to RacerX’s Jason Weigandt. “They’ve won races just this year and KTM as a whole, they’ve won titles and races. There’s no worries about that.”

Savatgy will join existing team member Justin Bogle.