Malcolm Stewart will return to racing this weekend with factory equipment. Mookie flew to Southern California earlier this week for a test ride with Autotrader Yoshimura Suzuki and things clearly went well, as it has been confirmed that he will join the team as a fill-in for the injured Justin Bogle. Stewart will make his debut at Houston this weekend.
"WARNING: Content may melt the internet," the team wrote on social media. "We are excited to welcome @MalcolmStewart to the @AutoTrader_com @Yoshimura_RD @SuzukiCycles team. Malcolm will be filling in for the injured Justin Bogle on a race-by-race basis starting this weekend in Houston." Bogle sustained a concussion at the Monster Energy Cup and then sustained a similar injury a couple of weeks later, so is not able to race. There is no timeline on his recovery.
Malcolm Stewart initially planned on piloting a privateer Kawasaki in Monster Energy Supercross, but could not get a programme together for the opening round. So, because of that and an unforeseen issue that was not specified, he skipped Anaheim 1. The last race that he competed in was the final Monster Energy Supercross round in Las Vegas in May.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Sean Ogden