Stewart Pulls Out Of Toronto Supercross

Kit Palmer | March 23, 2012

James Stewart has officially withdrawn from tomorrow’s Supercross in Toronto, Canada. According to a release from Stewart’s Toyota/Yamaha/Joe Gibbs Racing Team, Stewart is not yet ready to race following his crash at the previous round in Indianapolis.

Stewart crashed and hit his head in his heat race at Indy. Although he passed the “concussion test” that night, Stewart chose to sit out the rest of the night. Evidently, Stewart, who is no longer in contention for the 2012 Supercross Championship, will sit out the Toronto race, as well. According to the release, Stewart has been “thoroughly examined” by his medical team and the determination is that he’s not ready to go racing yet.

“Unfortunately injury is a part of sports,” said team owner Coy Gibbs. “The safety of our riders is our highest priority and we want James to have time to recover and not risk further injury by coming back too soon.”

The release, however, did not reveal any details about any specific injury.

Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.