Courtesy of Suzuki Racing
Suzuki Factory Racing has reached a multi-year agreement with James
Stewart to contest both AMA/ FIM Supercross and AMA Pro Motocross
Stewart will compete aboard a Yoshimura Suzuki
Factory Racing RM-Z450 beginning with the Redbull Straight Rhythm in
Pomona, California on October 11th, the Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas
on October 17th and then in the AMA Supercross and Motocross
Championships beginning in 2016.
Stewart boasts a Hall of Fame
worthy credentials – a multi-time AMA Supercross and Motocross Champion
as well as AMA Athlete of the Year award winner; in 2014 he became the
first rider in 450 Supercross history to win at least one Supercross
Main Event in 10 consecutive seasons.
He extends his time with a
manufacturer in Suzuki and a team in Yoshimura with rich traditions of
winning championships. Teamed with up-and-coming rider Blake Baggett,
Yoshimura Suzuki looks to have one of the most impressive rider line-ups
in AMA Supercross and Motocross.
“I’m happy to finish out my
career with Suzuki,” Stewart said. “The team has been very supportive
and I can’t wait to get back on that bike and be around my guys each
weekend. I’m really looking forward to coming back to racing. Since I
was forced to step away for a time it’s made me realise how much I miss
it and how much I want to be there. I still have that competitive spirit
and want to get back and give my all in the final years of my career. I
also thank all the fans and sponsors who’ve stuck by me. I’m ready to
race. I can’t wait to see that first gate drop.”
once again be racing Suzuki’s powerful and agile-handling RM-Z450 and
Yoshimura’s Supercross/ Motocross Team Manager Mike Webb is looking
forward to having him back on the machine.
“We’re very happy to
put this agreement together with James,” Webb said. “Even when he wasn’t
racing this past year, he’s been very supportive to the team and Suzuki
and has been instrumental in helping develop the Yoshimura Suzuki
RM-Z450. With James joining Blake we’re looking forward to having a full
stable of strong riders for 2016.”
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