Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart POV GoPro Video at Indy SXWhen round 11 of the 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series got underway this past weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart was untouchable.
The Suzuki RM-Z450 rider set the fastest time in practice, and led all eight laps of his heat race to take his seventh heat win of the year.This momentum continued into the 20-lap main event. Stewart took the lead for the first seven laps, but stalled his bike, having to rejoin the grid in fifth. Stewart would work his way up to third, finishing behind Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey in second and Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto in first.James Stewart (Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z 450 Supercross) says: “I almost stalled it in that same place twice. But I just stalled it. I don’t know if I hit the brakes; I don’t know what happened. But it’s definitely a bummer because races like that, they’re fun to be in.“I was on it from lap one and I felt good. I was pulling away but that happened and I just had to regroup and come back. The Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 worked great in my heat race and even better in the Main Event. That was just a stupid move, bogus; that’s what you do when you first get on a motorcycle is stall it! But we’ll regroup and come back strong for Toronto.”Attached above is a POV practice lap of Stewart at Indy Supercross. For a review of the race, click here.
KTM RC 390 and Gordon McCall of Quail Motorcycle Gathering
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Hello and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
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This week features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the new KTM RC 390. The entry-level KTM has always been an impressive motorcycle that has sold extremely well, however the factory has now taken the bike to another level, with top-spec features that are typically found on flagship machines. Clearly KTM has realized that even smaller engined machines should have high spec suspension, brakes and electronics packages. Nic tells us how well the new RC 390 is equipped, and what he thought of riding the smaller displacement rocket.
In the second segment I chat with automotive and motorcycle industry icon, Gordon McCall. Gordon is the Director of Motorsports at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel Valley, California.
This weekend of Saturday May 14th sees the annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering re-start after its Covid-forced hiatus, and having attended every one of the previous Motorcycle Gatherings, personally I’m very happy that the event is back on the schedule. Gordon chats about the event and a little of what’s happening this year. It’s a great event and if you feel like a trip to the gorgeous Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, you’ll get to meet Gordon, Roland Sands, and of course a large number of stunning motorcycles too.
From all of us at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!