Abu Dhabi World Supercross Championship Race Recap

Report via WSX

The WSX main event delivered all the drama and intensity that fans had hoped for. In an incredible display of skill and determination, Joey Savatgy, riding for Rick Ware Racing, emerged as the victor. Savatgy’s performance in the bar-banging main event was nothing short of spectacular, as he battled his way to the top step of the podium. He showcased his resilience by finishing with a remarkable 1-4-2 record throughout the night, demonstrating that consistency and unwavering determination pay off in the world of Supercross.

Following closely behind Savatgy was Dean Wilson of Fire Power Honda, who put on an impressive performance throughout the event. Despite the intense competition and challenging track conditions, Wilson’s skills and commitment secured him a well-deserved second place in the overall standings.

Motoconcept’s Vince Friese also made a significant impact on the event, earning his place on the podium with tenacity and his aggressive riding style. Friese’s presence added an extra layer of excitement to the competition, making it a night to remember for Supercross fans.

Defending WSX Champion Ken Roczen faced a particularly tough battle as he aimed to retain his title. Throughout the night, Roczen had to overcome the significant disadvantage of starting from the back row in each of the three finals. Despite the odds stacked against him, Roczen’s determination and unwavering spirit were evident as he fought his way back through the pack in each race. His resilience made for an inspiring performance, even if he didn’t manage to secure a spot on the podium with 4th overall on the night.

In the SX2 class, Fire Power Honda’s Max Anstie showcased his prowess and consistency, ultimately taking home the top spot in the overall standings. Anstie’s performance featured a string of impressive finishes, with a 3-1-1 record that left his competitors in awe. His determination and skill set a high standard for future events in the championship.

Honda Nils’ Chris Blose and Team GSM’s Maxime Desprey also delivered outstanding performances in the SX2 class, earning well-deserved spots on the podium. The fierce competition and exceptional riding skills displayed by these athletes kept the crowd engaged and excited throughout the event.

The defending SX2 champion, Shane McElrath, also faced a daunting challenge as he attempted to defend his title. McElrath encountered a formidable lineup of competitors and struggled to find his way through the pack from the back row. While it was an extremely tough night for McElrath, his dedication and competitive spirit remain undeniable, leaving fans eagerly anticipating his future performances in the championship.

These challenges faced by defending champions added another layer of intrigue to an already action-packed and unforgettable night of Supercross racing in Abu Dhabi. The WSX Abu Dhabi GP proved that in this sport, every rider, regardless of their achievements, must continually prove their mettle on the track, making for a captivating and unpredictable championship.

Race Results


Full 450 standings

Full 250 standings

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