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James Stewart and JGRMX Split

Sunday, May 6, 2012
James Stewart: I felt good tonight but that start stopped me from going for the win. I made some good passes and some aggressive ones to get up through the pack. I was catching those guys up front and then I slowly had to roll the triple at one point and that ended the race right there. I did my best and the team was awesome. We definitely had the chance to do it tonight but the start killed us. - Atlanta
James Stewart's 2012 SX Race Results: 6, 8, 3, 1, 2, 15, 6, 3, 5, 1, DNF, DNR, DNF, DNR, DNR, DNR, DNR.
James Stewart will not race for the JGRMX Toyota Yamaha team anymore. The former Supercross and Motocross champion has come to an agreement with the JGRMX team which releases him from the contract. Stewart is now free from “all racing and media relations responsibilities that were assumed by him at the beginning of the 2012 racing season.”

In his first season of the multi-year deal, Stewart managed wins in Oakland and Daytona and led 25 laps, but the rest of his season was not up to the usual standards, sinking as low as a 15th at San Diego. Stewart crashed out at Indianapolis and again in Houston, which allowed Ryan Villopoto to secure the title. He did not attempt to race after that and the reports of his dissatisfaction with the JGR Yamaha started swirling rapidly. With the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship officially closed following yesterday’s race in Las Vegas, Stewart will find another bike to ride. He’s heavily rumored to be destined for the saddle of a Suzuki RM-Z450, though it’s not certain for which team.

Stewart recently announced that he would race the Hangtown Motocross opener. There's no word yet on if he still plans to attend, though it's doubtful with only two weeks to put a deal together and test a new bike.

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spokes   May 7, 2012 01:31 PM
let's see, he's ridden for Kawasaki, Yamaha, and now Suzuki, think he'll make it to Honda before the factories figure out what a loser he really is?
zrxphil   May 6, 2012 05:07 PM
been a MX fan for over 40 years, seen all the best riders ride. Stewart can ride a MX bike faster than anyone before him. Sadly he never learned how to control it. the best riders may not have been blazing fast but knew how to always be in control of their machine. I just never felt or saw that James was one with his bike and it would kick his butt for it
NukePooch   May 6, 2012 04:37 PM
I admit it (sadly). I used to be a Stewart fan. Is there a bigger knucklehead out there? Surely not.