Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart celebrated his 100th career start in Saturday’s 12th-round AMA/ FIM World Supercross Championship Main Event at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada with seventh overall.
The Yoshimura Suzuki rider turned in a stellar performance in his eight-lap heat race, getting a good start and gapping the field to take his eighth heat race win of the year. In the 20-lap Main Event, he struggled a bit at the start but worked his way up into fifth. He turned in a confident ride on his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 but suffered a slight mishap with just a few laps to go and wound up finishing seventh.
Said Stewart: “The heat race went pretty well. In the Main Event, I got an OK start. I kind of slid out on the first jump and almost went down, but I made my way up to fifth and just stayed there. I couldn’t get around those guys in front of me; they were battling pretty hard. I’m very disappointed in myself, no excuses, I just didn’t get it done. It was a bummer, for sure. The Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 was awesome. We made a change after the heat race and the bike was just phenomenal. These results are frustrating for me, we’ve been working so hard, but I’m still fighting and we’ll keep working during the break and come back strong for Houston.”
Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s next event is the 13th round of the 2013 AMA/ FIM World Supercross Championship on Saturday, April 6th at Reliant Stadium in Houston Texas.