Triumph finally announced their American rider roster for the 2024 SuperMotocross season! This comes after they released their all-new TF 250-X motocrosser as well as a complete MX2 team in Europe. For the US, they’ve confirmed Joey Savatgy, Jalek Swoll, and Evan Ferry to the team along with team trainer, Mike Brown. First look shows the team in Renen gear with Alpinestars helmets and boots, along with Oakley goggles. No energy drink sponsors seem to be part of the team either.
A few things to note here. First is Swoll reuniting with team manager, Bobby Hewitt. Hewitt managed the Rockstar Husqvarna team when Swoll first turned pro, so the two already have history and work well together. Ferry is set to turn pro during the East Coast portion of the season, as he likely needs to complete the Supercross Futures program prior to earning his pro license (same situation as Casey Cochran).
Finally, Savatgy is not racing Supercross and is slated to join the team once the Pro Motocross season starts up. This is due to the fact that he’s pointed out of the 250 class and is technically not allowed to race 250 Supercross. Even though the rule is no longer in place, he pointed out while the rule was instated and the AMA seems to be holding their ground on this. Scroll below to see the full release from Triumph.
Gearing up for the highly anticipated first season of AMA Supercross and Pro Motocross competition in 2024, Triumph Racing can confirm that Joey Savatgy, Jalek Swoll, and Evan Ferry will compete on the all-new Triumph TF 250-X. With the gate drop on the new racing season just weeks away, the talented trio of racers are up to speed, and excited to make history as the first riders to compete in AMA SuperMotocross with Triumph Racing.
During the last few months, all three riders have been training with former Pro Motocross champion, Mike Brown, in readiness for the upcoming season. With Mike having worked alongside one of the sport’s most influential trainers in recent years, as well as possessing a huge wealth of knowledge from his decades long international racing career, Brown’s expertise in physical fitness and race craft will undoubtedly be of huge benefit to all three riders in 2024.
Joey Savatgy: “To be a part of Triumph Racing is very special. For where I’m at in my career, it gives me the opportunity to be back racing on factory equipment, which will allow me to prove to myself that I’m still capable of being a title contender. As the Triumph is an all-new bike, I expected it to take some time to get used to it, but it was actually quite quick and easy. In particular, the chassis has a soft feeling, and this makes the bike really easy and comfortable to ride. The base platform of the standard bike is a great place to work from and I’m excited to get started with this new chapter in my career.”
Jalek Swoll: “I’m super excited to be a part of Triumph Racing. I’m starting a new chapter in my racing career with a great group of people and with the whole team, we’ve been putting in a lot of work. My first impressions of the bike were great. I feel really comfortable on it, and I know it’s capable of doing great things. I’ve been putting in the work with our team trainer, Mike Brown, just grinding away and I’m focused on the podium. There’s definitely going to be some fireworks when we get out there racing and it’s awesome to be writing a little piece of history with Triumph Racing. I’m ready to get racing and I’m excited for 2024.”
Evan Ferry: “It really is an honor to be racing for such an awesome brand and their new race team. To be one of the first people to ride, let alone race, this new bike gives me an amazing feeling. I’m so excited to be racing this bike in 2024 and my expectations are to be battling with the other factory guys. The whole Triumph Racing team is great, and we have some of the best personnel and mechanics in the business. Overall, I’m super stoked to be a part of this program. I have everything I need to be successful, and I can’t wait for the new season to begin.”
Bobby Hewitt – Triumph Racing Team Manager: “This is such an historic moment for Triumph Motorcycles and to be a part of this is a great honor. I’m really happy with our line-up for our first season bringing Triumph into the SuperMotocross series. Having Jalek, Evan, and Joey on the team, who have all worked with me before, has been very useful for working through our schedule of race development with the new TF 250-X, preparing for the upcoming season. With our three riders we have a solid starting line-up for our first season in AMA Supercross and Pro Motocross.
Knowing and working with all of them for many years, I have a clear understanding of their experience and motivation to make this project a success. I’m also very excited to have Mike Brown as our official team trainer and Mike and I have known and worked together for many years. Mike has a wealth of knowledge as a rider and working with athletes at the highest level for many years. I’m very glad he’s onboard as part of our program.
Everyone on the team and at Triumph has been working exceptionally hard behind the scenes to bring everything together for the 2024 season. Really, everything has gone to plan, the only change I’ve had to make is to race 250SX East for the first year. My original plan was to have Joey on the west coast, as he has the most experience, with Jalek and Evan on the east coast. At the time, it was a decision I had to make even though it was before the final ruling by the Steering Committee regarding Joey’s eligibility. At the time, I felt very confident in my decision, but it didn’t go as we hoped, so obviously the plan changed.”
Mike Brown, Team Trainer: “So far, everything is looking really good within the team with the bikes, and the riders. Everyone at Triumph Racing has been working really hard and my role is to get all three riders ready for 2024, both physically and mentally. It’s been an exciting challenge, and everything is going really well. All three riders have everything they need to run up front next year and when we start racing supercross, I think we can contend for heat race wins and shoot for the top-five in the main events.”