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YOSHIMURA SUZUKI’S JAMES STEWART RALLIES AFTER GET-OFF TO FINISH SEVENTH AT ANAHEIM 3

February 3, 2014

ANAHEIM, CA (February 3, 2014) - Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing's James Stewart admittedly struggled at round five of the 2014 AMA/FIM Supercross Championships on Saturday night. But in the end, Stewart still managed to put in a very respectable ride on his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 at the third of three races held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, bringing home a solid seventh-place result and moving into the top five in the overall championship points.

Stewart started the night off on a positive note in his 450 class heat race by getting a great start on the Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 and taking the lead immediately. He went on to ride perfectly for all six laps and capture his third consecutive heat race win of the year. In the 20-lap main event, Stewart holeshot the race but then got shuffled back to fourth. He continued to fight for a podium spot for the first half of the race before getting hit by another rider and going down. Despite this, he remounted and made his way through the field to finish seventh.

“We ended up seventh,” said Stewart. “I don’t know, I was sliding out everywhere and making mistakes. I felt good going into the main event and then I don’t know what happened. I still feel good, this was just a tough weekend for me. We still have a lot of racing left and we’ll get it figured out before San Diego next weekend.”

Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s next event is the sixth round of the 2014 AMA/FIM Supercross Championships on Saturday, February 8th, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA.

 

Anaheim 3 450 Supercross Results:

1.  Chad Reed

2.  Ken Roczen

3.  Ryan Villopoto

4.  Justin Barcia

5.  Weston Peick

6.  Justin Brayton

7.  James Stewart

8.  Jake Weimer

9.  Andrew Short

10. Ivan Tedesco


2014 450 Supercross Standings:

1.  Ryan Villopoto – 104

2.  Chad Reed – 102

3.  Ken Roczen – 97

4.  Justin Brayton– 86

5.  James Stewart– 80

6.  Ryan Dungey – 76

7.  Justin Barcia – 74

8.  Andrew Short – 61

9.  Will Hahn – 52

10. Jake Weimer – 50


Check out the Anaheim 3 “Behind The Scenes Race Report” at

http://youtu.be/K0YrsHAJrKg

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About Suzuki: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) distributes Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Outboard Motors and Automotive Parts and Accessories via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. SMAI’s supplier, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Automobiles and Outboard Motors. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has 147 distributors in 201 countries. For more information, visit www.suzuki.com

Team Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing is grateful for the support of their sponsors: Suzuki Motor of America, Yoshimura Racing, Motorex, Dunlop, Renthal, Vortex, Showa, Seven, Hinson Clutch Components, Renegade Fuels, Mechanix Wear, Works Connection, Twin Air, Moto Tassinari, Shorai, Matrix, N-Style, Zero Gravity, D.I.D., Excel, NGK, GET and RG3.

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