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Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart FIM Case Update

CHINO, CA (December 16, 2014) – Yoshimura Suzuki Racing is reporting that James Stewart has received notification from the FIM with a penalty regarding his anti-doping violation. The news came eight months to the day from the test at this years’ Seattle Supercross event where he tested positive for amphetamines from his prescribed Adderall. The ruling lays out a punishment that severely affects the entire 2015 season for James and the Yoshimura Suzuki team. Suzuki Motor of America and Yoshimura Racing will continue their unwavering support for Stewart during this difficult period and like all the fans hope to see him line up at the gate as soon as his ineligibility is lifted.

“I’m extremely disappointed to say the least,” said Stewart. “We plan to appeal as I personally feel that the punishment far outweighs the situation; especially since I received both WADA and USADA approvals that prove I’m not cheating. I’m bummed for everyone involved: my family, my team, my sponsors, the promoters and most of all the fans. Unfortunately, I’ve had to be very quiet in regards to this situation but I’ll be telling the full story in the next couple weeks so everyone can understand what we’ve been going through. Thank you all for your continued support.”

Yoshimura Suzuki Racing’s James Stewart has announced plans to be at the season-opening round of the 2015 AMA Supercross Championships on Saturday, January 3 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim to support his team, teammate, sponsors and fans.

 

5 Comments

  1. ballistic billy says:

    Let’s see, Adderall is make up by 4 compounds. 25% Amphetamine Aspartate monohydrate,25% Amphetamine Sulfate, 25% Dextroamphetamine Saccharate, 25% Dextroamphetamine Sulfate. It seems the each ingredient contains Amphetamine of some sort. Wonder why he tested positive? Did he get some Bennies from Dr. Street. Positive is positive. Nice try.

  2. roadrash1 says:

    I’m not the biggest fan, I think James is past his prime, when it comes to winning a series. It’s more interesting with him there though.
    I wish the AMA would disolve the FIM affiliation. Drop the Toronto round, and add a US city. We shouldn’t be playing by the FIM’s rules.

  3. Dave says:

    Everyone who flunks a drug test has an excuse. They also always proclaim there innocence but 99.9 percent of the time they are cheating

  4. Andy says:

    Don’t these FIM guys have anything else better to do than to jack around with such a small violation deal. Come on, let the great racing year start. I hope Stewart is absolved of this crap and he comes out with fire in his eyes. He is always a joy to watch and he can stand out over and above all the rest. Good Luck James.

    • Dave says:

      The FIM is enacting the ban on WADA’s behalf. He tested positive and he did not have a tue (therapudic use exemption). Athletes are responsible for what goes into their bodies.