The following is an industry press release from Yoshimura Suzuki...
Stewart to focus on recuperation and preparation for outdoor motocross season
Chino, CA (April 21,
2016) – Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart will sit out the final
three rounds of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross season to focus on preparing
for the start of the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, which kicks off
on Saturday, May 21 at the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento,
“James has a hairline fracture in his ankle and he aggravated his back injury
from his Daytona crash last week in St. Louis,” said Yoshimura Suzuki team
manager Mike Webb. “Clearly, he needs time to heal up and get ready for
Stewart has been battling injury most of the Supercross season. Despite
his setbacks he’s shown flashes of his characteristic speed. Stewart said even
though everything in him wants to be at the final Supercross rounds, he recognizes
it’s the best decision.
“I want to be out there racing,” Stewart explained. “My fans and
sponsors are important to me, but ultimately I need to focus on getting
completely healed up and be solid and ready to go the next time I roll up to
the starting gate at Hangtown.”
Teammate Blake Baggett, also battling nagging injuries through a tough
season, is slated to race the final three rounds of the Supercross series,
including this Saturday’s race at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough,
Stewart will be on hand at next weekend’s round at Met Life Stadium to
meet the fans and sign autographs as well as appear on Friday, April 29 at
The Motorcycle Mall, 655 Washington Avenue, Belleville, N.J. from 6-7 p.m.
Suzuki Factory Racing is grateful for the support of their sponsors: Yoshimura R&D,
Suzuki Motor of America, Dunlop, Motorex, Showa, Renthal, Vortex, Shorai, Elf
Racing Fuels, Seven, Hinson Clutch Components, RG3, Matrix, Works Connection,
GET, Excel, NGK, D.I.D., Twin Air, Moto Tassinari, Roy’s Cyclery, Guts Racing
Products, Mechanix Wear, Kokusan Denki, N-Style and Ogio.
R&D of America: Yoshimura is “The Leader in Performance” and has been for
more than 55 years. With unmatched skills, knowledge, and passion for racing,
Yoshimura is on the forefront of the aftermarket exhaust industry. Yoshimura
pipes are race bred and feature the same legendary performance, fit and quality
that has been their trademark for more than five decades. To learn more about
Yoshimura and view their wide variety of performance products, visit www.yoshimura-rd.com.