Courtesy of Yoshimura
Yoshimura Suzuki Racing is reporting that James Stewart has received
notification from the FIM with a penalty regarding his anti-doping
violation. The news came eight months to the day from the test at this
years’ Seattle Supercross event where he tested positive for
amphetamines from his prescribed Adderall. The ruling lays out a
punishment that severely affects the entire 2015 season for James and
the Yoshimura Suzuki team. Suzuki Motor of America and Yoshimura Racing
will continue their unwavering support for Stewart during this difficult
period and like all the fans hope to see him line up at the gate as
soon as his ineligibility is lifted.
“I’m extremely disappointed to say the least,” said Stewart. “We plan
to appeal as I personally feel that the punishment far outweighs the
situation; especially since I received both WADA and USADA approvals
that prove I’m not cheating. I’m bummed for everyone involved: my
family, my team, my sponsors, the promoters and most of all the fans.
Unfortunately, I’ve had to be very quiet in regards to this situation
but I’ll be telling the full story in the next couple weeks so everyone
can understand what we’ve been going through. Thank you all for your
Yoshimura Suzuki Racing’s James Stewart has announced plans to be at
the season-opening round of the 2015 AMA Supercross Championships on
Saturday, January 3 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim to support his team,
teammate, sponsors and fans.
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