We received this press release from Red Bull this evening. James Stewart is officially out of this weekend's Monster Energy Cup. The press release is below:
October 11, 2011
It’s really unfortunate to have to announce this news, but due to the logistics surrounding
our 2012 team building efforts, our rider, James Stewart, will not be able to compete in
the upcoming Monster Energy Cup.
This decision was obviously a hard one, but it was made after going over the various
factors associated with keeping our program as a top-level team in the AMA
Supercross/Motocross racing categories.
“I had a real tough decision to make,” said James. “I want to race as bad as anyone, but in
the best interests of my team and the 2012 season, I have to make decisions that not
everyone will like or understand. All I can do is stay true and be honest with you all and
ask for your patience and understanding. As soon as there is news about my 2012 plans,
We all would have loved to be out there competing at this event; but the consistent focus
of our camp this off-season has been centered on the preparation for the 2012 racing
season. And so this choice had to be made. Apologies to all the fans and sponsors, but at
the same time, we have to thank you all for your continued enthusiasm and support.
-James Stewart Entertainment