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Yamaha SX: Stewart & TAG Partnership

2011 Supercross

James Stewart and the San Manuel Yamaha Supercross Race Team have extended their relationship with TAG through a multi-year agreement that will again see them racing on TAG product for the 2011 season and well beyond.

With TAG’s philosophy of changing the game and partnering with athletes who embody that, James Stewart is a perfect fit.

There is no denying he absolutely has changed the game throughout his Supercross career and will continue to do so. His combination of aggression and speed is unmatched and is the benchmark. This requires the absolute best connection between rider and bike.

That’s why Stewart trusts TAG XT-1 handlebars and TAG grips on his factory Yamaha YZ450 Supercross machine.

In 2009, his first year on TAG products, Stewart delivered the SX title. 2010 started off the season with another win and looked to be poised for a solid run at the title. However some hard luck brought an early end to the title chase. 2011 is a redemption year of sorts for James, and we are confident in his ability to re-capture the title again.

Larry Brooks (Yamaha Supercross Team Manager) says: "TAG has been a great sponsor for the San Manuel Yamaha Race Team," said team manager Larry Brooks. "In the beginning of our relationship in 2009, TAG addressed any issue our team riders came across and gained their confidence very early. This made having a long relationship an easy decision."

Tag is excited about what the future holds for James Stewart and the San Manual Yamaha Race Team. Besides frequent visits to the top of the podium and titles, the feedback and testing from some of the best riders in the world will enable TAG to continue to develop products that change the game.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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