James Stewart Continues Recovery, Still Out

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James Stewart has re-signed with the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing squad. (Simon Cudby Photo)
James Stewart isn't ready for a return just yet. (Simon Cudby Photo)
James Stewart isn’t ready for a return just yet. (Simon Cudby Photo)

CHINO, Calif. — James Stewart will miss his third consecutive Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship race this weekend.

Stewart, who was injured at Millville, Minn., in July, continues to recover.

“It took a few weeks after Millville to recover and get back up to speed but finally I feel like I can be out in front again,” Stewart said in a statement. “I feel great on my RM-Z and want to race. Unfortunately the whole situation with my medical condition and the process has far exceeded how long we thought it would take.

“As of today, I’m still not in the position to be able to race. It’s frustrating to me cause that’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. The situation is so complicated and like I said, it’s taking a lot longer to get through the process than I ever expected. I feel like I’ve let a lot of people down — my fans, my family, my team, my sponsors – they are all so important to me cause they’re my life. And racing is my life.

“I’m hoping I can at least get out there and catch the last round in Utah,” he continued. “I’m bummed to miss Indiana with the new track and all. It’s no fun watching these things from home when I know I should be on the bike and out there with my team and fans. I’m hoping for the best.”

Stewart’s season has been full of ups and downs with victories and crashes along the way, as well as a positive drug test during the Supercross season.