James Stewart to Miss Phoenix Supercross
Once again, James Stewart is forced to miss another round due to unfit conditions. Last weekend at 2016 Oakland Supercross, the two-time Supercross Champion suffered blurred vision, and was forced to DNF after just eight laps.
The Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 pilot continues to under go testing for blurred vision, and will be forced to sit out this weekend’s round at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Stewart didn’t have much luck this season; he crashed out of the season opener in A1; was forced to miss San Diego and Anaheim II Supercross due to injury; and DNF’d at Oakland SX.
Also sidelined is the other Yoshimura Suzuki rider, Blake Baggett, who injured his shoulder at Oakland. Baggett, who also suffered a pre-season practice crash that sidelined him earlier this season, needs some time to heal.
With both riders out, Yoshimura Suzuki once again will not be represented at a Supercross round.
“After retiring from the race with vision problems in Oakland, we encouraged James to undergo further testing and make sure he is 100 percent healthy before returning to racing,” said Mike Webb, team manager for Yoshimura Suzuki.
“And Blake took a big hit to the same shoulder he just had surgery on this past weekend. Fortunately, he hasn’t re-broken the shoulder, however it is deeply bruised and at this point he only has limited range of motion. Blake is fairly confident that he should be ready to go by the following round in San Diego.”
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