This morning, at Round 5 of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart issued a statement through Suzuki PR representative—Jake Klingsmith—regarding his positive test for an amphetamine following Seattle Supercross. Below is the official statement.
Recently the media has focused on my WADA test results. The results are from a test after a recent supercross race. I had been taking a very common prescription medication under doctors care since late 2012. Doctors prescribed medicine for me with an attention issue I suffer from. I am working with the various racing and organizing bodies to resolve this issue. I am fully cooperating with the best care for my medical condition as well as what’s best for motocross. Additionally, I want to be cleared to race supercross as quickly as possible. This process has run its course according to FIM rules. Until the FIM makes its decision please understand that I will not be commenting about this issue.
As stated, at this time this is all we will hear from James about the issue. He will not comment on the situation until it has been resolved.