Yoshimura Suzuki's James Stewart will sit out Round 3 of Monster Energy Supercross on Saturday as he continues to recover from a crash at the season opener, according to the team.
After briefly being knocked unconscious at Anaheim 1 Stewart was cleared last Friday by Asterisk Mobile Medical Center personnel to race Round 2 in San Diego. On Saturday morning, Stewart told us he was "planning on taking my own test" by seeing how he felt in practice. He decided not to race following two practice sessions.
According to the team, Stewart rode this week but was still not feeling 100 percent. He is expected to return next weekend in Oakland.
“James rode yesterday and today and felt he still wasn’t back to where he wants to be to race,” said Mike Webb, Yoshimura Suzuki team manager. “The team is happy that James is taking a cautious approach to his return and we’re encouraged by his progress. We want him to feel fully prepared before he gets back into a racing situation and with the improvements he’s making he feels confident he’ll able to race in Oakland.”
The team also hopes to have their second rider, Blake Baggett, back next weekend as well. He has missed the first three rounds due to injuries sustained in a pre-season practice crash.