Well here is the obvious part of “The Obvious”… Stewart signed with Suzuki.
Yes, it is true, and what the public found out last Monday is what I thought Stewart should have done since the beginning. No offense to the JGR team, I know they are one of the top level teams around, but there is one thing they are missing and that is a bike that James Stewart is completely comfortable with.
There was talk about Stewart testing Suzuki’s over the fall, which I thought would be a much better pick than the JGR. The JGR runs the Yamaha in which Stewart has admitted he is not a fan of, and whether it be the potential h saw in the team or the dollar signs “Coach” was throwing at him, he took the ride.
We are now seven months from that fateful day and Stewart did what most professional racers at his level, that is switch teams and brands just 2 weeks before the outdoor nationals. Stewart claims to love the Suzuki and you can tell in the epic video Red Bull has put out on the bottom of the screen.
The question now is, can Stewart do on the Suzuki what he did his last full season in the outdoors in 2008 and earn another perfect season?