Jason Thomas on how the Savatgy, Webb incident unfolded and what it means moving forward.
Cooper Webb and Joey Savatgy had a bit of a run-in on the first lap of Washougal’s second moto. Stuff like this happens in motocross. This was a bit more personal, though, and had been building for some time. Let’s take a look at how it all unfolded and what it means moving forward.
On the first lap of a moto, there are generally two different trains of thought. For some, they are trying to navigate a freshly watered, slippery track and not make a huge mistake. They don’t make any overly aggressive moves and are simply trying to maintain their spot until the track works in and the chaos slows a bit. After a lap or two, they up their aggression and try to make a charge forward.
While they may not have made much progress on that opening lap or two, they also didn’t toss away a good start or put themselves at the back of the pack with an early crash.