After a lifetime on Kawasakis, James Stewart's switch to Yamaha for 2009 was a shocker to see. Our man Simon Cudby filed away this Racer X Films video from James' earliest days testing his new L&M Racing machine--the previous generation YZ450F. The Stewart/Yamaha relationship may not have had the perfect ending, but it started out well. Also, you'll see James' 2009 teammate Kyle Chisholm in the back of these shots. A little trip down memory lane!
Film: Simon Cudby
Text: Jason Weigandt