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Stewart Out for Remaining Supercross Season

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing's James Stewart announced today that he will sit out the last three rounds of the 2013 AMA/ FIM World Supercross Championship season in order to fully recover from injury.



At last weekend's Minneapolis race, the 27 year old suffered a get-off and tweaked the wrist he'd initially injured at the end of the 2012 AMA Pro Motocross season. He expects to be rested, fully-fit and ready to race at the season-opening round of AMA Pro Motocross in May.

Said Stewart: "The decision to sit out the last few races is a tough one for all of us. The Supercross season hasn't been going the best, but I've been having a great time racing, thanks to the fans and my Yoshimura Suzuki team. They've all been supporting me the whole time. So to have this last little injury - I hurt my wrist in the heat race and then again in the Main Event - was a disappointment. I think this is the smart decision for us overall and now I'm going to focus on recovering and getting ready for the Motocross season. I'm psyched to be on the gate for Hangtown and now I just want to get the 2013 AMA Pro Motocross Championship."

Although Stewart's 2013 Supercross season ended prematurely, the Yoshimura Suzuki rider turned in a solid performance, nonetheless. With his win at Atlanta's Georgia Dome, Stewart became one of just three racers ever to have gone nine straight seasons with a win. Additionally, the 2013 Supercross season saw Stewart race his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 to podium finishes at both the St. Louis and Indianapolis events. He also won eight of his heat races this year and he was the fastest qualifier at seven events.

Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing's next race is round one of the 2013 AMA Pro Motocross Championships on Saturday, May 18th at the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento, California.

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JS7RetireAlready   April 20, 2013 11:37 AM
Or he can sit out the outdoors until Unadilla or Elsinore, put in a half assed showing and in Sept expect to be put on the MX of Nations team, then have a hissy fit when he's rejected.
ynot   April 19, 2013 03:02 AM
seems bubba james has lost his desire to race. not sure any team will want him riding for them after this. retire before your legacy is nothing more that a rider looking for a reason not to race.
Jaimeb   April 18, 2013 09:45 PM
He is now known as "Gavity Boy". Supernatural powers to bring him and his bike down at 32ft/sec/sec by just thinking about it.

He was rejected from the Legion of Superheroes for having a reverse superpower - it only works on himself.
Brian426v   April 18, 2013 04:24 PM
Imagine what this guy could have done if he could just keep the motorcycle from riding him....Wonder how long before he blames Suzuki for his inability to win?
JS7RetireAlready   April 18, 2013 04:05 PM
Sit Bubba, sit. It's what you do best.