Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart has announced that he will sit out the last three rounds of the 2013 AMA/FIM Supercross Championship season in order to fully recover from injury. At last weekend’s Minneapolis race, James had a get-off and tweaked the wrist that he’d initially injured at the end of the 2012 AMA Pro Motocross season.
James expects to be rested, rehabbed, and ready to race at the season opening round of AMA Pro MX in May.
Stewart said “The decision to sit out the last few races is a tough one for all of us. The Supercross season hasn’t been going the best, but I’ve been having a great time racing, thanks to the fans and my Yoshimura Suzuki team. They’ve all been supporting me the whole time. So to have this last little injury – I hurt my wrist in the heat race, and then again in the main event – was a disappointment. I think this is the smart decision for us overall and now I’m going to focus on recovering and getting ready for the motocross season. I’m psyched to be on the gate for Hangtown and now I just want to get the AMA Pro MX Championship.”