Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart is “day to day” for the second round of the 2016 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship at San Diego the team announced today. Stewart is being evaluated and the team will issue an update later this week.
In his first race back from a sixteen-month suspension, Stewart was knocked unconscious during the main event after colliding with defending champion Ryan Dungey. The race was red flagged while Stewart was being attended to by the Asterisk Medical Crew. He did not return for the restart.
“James came in ready to race,” said Yoshimura Suzuki team manager Mike Webb. “Everything was going to plan, maybe even better than we expected. He was strong in timed qualifying, went out and qualified directly into the main from his heat race, had a great start in the final and then out of nowhere he ends up on the ground due to no fault of his own. It’s a real shame for all the work he put into this comeback, but I’m hopeful he’ll be able to bounce back soon and quickly put this behind him.”
Stewart is currently the only rider on the team as Blake Baggett is not expected to return until Round 4 in Oakland.
We will have more news later in the week.