Stewart and Baggett out of Phoenix
Team Suzuki Press Office – February 5.
Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing will miss this weekend’s fifth round of the Monster Energy AMA/ FIM World Supercross Championship at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
The reason for the absence is that both Yoshimura Suzuki riders are sidelined: James Stewart is undergoing a series of tests to better understand the source of the blurred vision he experienced in last week’s race. He should find out more after getting those results regarding his schedule to return to action, while team-mate Blake Baggett bruised his shoulder in Oakland last weekend and needs healing time.
Yoshimura Suzuki will return as soon as either rider is ready to race and hopes to back in some capacity at San Diego on February 13th.
“After retiring from the race with vision problems in Oakland, we encouraged James to undergo further testing and make sure he is 100 percent healthy before returning to racing,” said Yoshimura Suzuki Team Manager Mike Webb. “And Blake took a big hit to the same shoulder he just had surgery on this past weekend. Fortunately, he hasn’t re-broken the shoulder, but it is deeply bruised and at this point he only has a limited range of motion. Blake is fairly confident that he should be ready to go by the next round in San Diego.”