Malcolm Stewart2 Fined

Malcolm Stewart received news today that he’s being fined and put on probation by the AMA.

The AMA recently revealed in a release that it is fining Malcolm Stewart $5000 and putting him on probation for the rest of the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series for an incident that took place between the TLD Honda Team rider and Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia at the Daytona Supercross, March 8.

During the main event, Barcia appeared to slide out while trying to overtake Stewart in a turn, resulting in both riders going down. While the two were trying to untangle and right their bikes, Stewart pushed Barcia in a moment of frustration and made more contact with Barcia with his bike while trying to re-enter the race. Evidently, the AMA did not take the action by Stewart lightly.

Stewart had a previous incident with Cooper Webb at the Oakland Supercross. Webb was trying to pass Stewart when both riders collided and went down, and Stewart gave Cooper a shove as they were getting back on their bikes.

The AMA said in a release: Following a thorough review, the AMA has penalized Haines City, Fla.'s Malcolm Stewart (No. 34) for an AMA Supercross Rulebook violation that took place during the 450SX main event of the 10th round of the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, in Daytona Beach, Fla., on March 8.

It was determined that Mr. Stewart violated Appendix A2, Section C, parts 9, 10 and 17 of the 2014 AMA Supercross Rulebook.

These sections state, in part:

9. Engaging in any unfair practice, misbehavior or action detrimental to the sport of motorcycling in general, whether or not related to a specific competition event.

10. An attack on a racing official and/or engaging in a fight. This includes any person who attacks or is involved in a fight anywhere on the premises prior to, during or after a Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship meet. There will be no maximum fine or suspension period for this offense.

17. Riding on or off the track at any time in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of other riders, officials or the public.

In light of the seriousness of these violations, and in recognition of the warning issued to Mr. Stewart for a similar violation that took place at the fourth round of the championship on Jan. 25 in Oakland, Calif., Mr. Stewart has been fined $5,000 and placed on probationary status for the remainder of the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season.

 

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