Courtesy of Suzuki
Team Suzuki Press Office – January 22.
Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart will miss this Saturday’s AMA/
FIM World Supercross third round at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in
Stewart rode late this week, but is still not
feeling 100% fit to race the American event and is now expected to
return to action for the following race in Oakland, California, on
The RM-Z450 rider was briefly knocked unconscious
in the season opener at Anaheim on January 9th while running near the
front early in the Main Event. But he ran in practice at San Diego last
weekend before electing to not race.
“James rode yesterday and
today and felt he still wasn’t back to where he wants to be to race,”
said Yoshimura Suzuki Team Manager Mike Webb today. “The team is happy
that James is taking a cautious approach to his return and we’re
encouraged by his progress. We want him to feel fully-prepared before he
gets back into a racing situation; and with the improvements he’s
making, he feels confident he’ll able to race in Oakland.”
team-mate Blake Baggett has been back on the practice track and is
getting back to fitness quickly. He was injured in a pre-season testing
fall and is also slated to be back in action at Oakland.
looking forward to having both James and Blake back for Oakland and
having the team back to full strength,” Webb concluded.
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