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JAMES STEWART OPTS OUT OF UNADILLA NATIONAL

August 8, 2014
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STEWARTb66cJames will skip Unadilla, but plans to be back at Indiana next week. Of course, he is still awaiting the outcome of his WADA drug violation which is expect soon.

What follows is the official Yoshimura press release regarding James Stewart. It should be noted that James is able to ride, as MXA saw him testing at Zaca Station and Glen Helen last week and he was at Glen Helen yesterday. But, he was not doing full motos and at both Glen Helen test days he had minimal support staff with him.

Press release: Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart has opted to focus on a full recovery before returning to racing the 2014 AMA Pro Motocross Championships. As a result, Stewart will miss this Saturday’s Unadilla National in New Berlin, New York. After also missing the previous round in Washougal, Washington, Stewart and the Yoshimura Suzuki team regret sitting out another race, however, they agree their top priority is Stewart’s health.

“We’re just not ready for Unadilla,” said Yoshimura Suzuki Team Manager Mike Webb. “It’s been a tough road lately and James hasn’t felt well enough to put in the time on the bike that’s necessary to compete safely. He’s only now getting back into his normal training regimen on the Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450. Obviously, this isn’t how we’d hoped to finish the 2014 season, especially after starting strong by sweeping the High Point National. But right now, we’re trying to support James so he can be ready for Indiana.”

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