STEWART OPTIMISTIC AFTER REDBUD MX
Jul 7th, 2014
Team Suzuki Press Office – July 7.
Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart suffered an unfortunate bout of bad luck at round six of the 2014 AMA Pro Motocross Championships, but the enthusiastic and talented Stewart didn’t let it get him down; giving his all over the ‘Fourth of July’ weekend at the RedBud National in Buchanan on Saturday.
In the day’s opening moto, Stewart got a good start on his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 and made a bid to overtake fourth place on the track’s downhill plateau heading toward the notorious LaRocco’s Leap. Unfortunately he came together with another rider, with Stewart and his RM-Z450 taking the brunt of it, but he regrouped for the second race. Because of the moto-one crash, he had to start from the far-outside gate and, as a result, got caught-up in a turn-one pile-up and then had to fight his way back to 12th by the end of the moto.
Said Stewart: “It was a tough day. I felt good coming into the weekend and we had a lot of speed in practice. I really feel like we’ve all worked really hard to get the Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 dialled-in: In the first moto, I thought I’d made the pass and I don’t know what happened, but I got tangled-up with another rider and it just destroyed the bike. In the second moto, I did the best I could with the gate-pick but we just had some bad luck in that first turn. So now we’ll just regroup and focus on putting in a good week of practice and see if we can come back strong for Budds Creek next week.”
Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s next race is round seven of the 2014 AMA Pro Motocross Championships on Saturday, July 12th at the Budds Creek National in Mechanicsville.
2014 RedBud Image Gallery: CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
2014 RedBud MX 450 Results:
1. Ken Roczen (1-1)
2. Eli Tomac (4-2)
3. Ryan Dungey (3-3)
4. Trey Canard (2-4)
5. Andrew Short (5-5)
6. Josh Grant (6-6)
7. Chad Reed (8-7)
8. Brett Metcalfe (7-8)
9. Justin Brayton (10-9)
10. Kyle Chisholm (13-13)
2014 AMA Pro Motocross 450 Standings: CLICK HERE
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