To the further the launch of the all-new Yamaha YZ450F, reigning World Supercross Champion James Stewart and Yamaha have come together to give one very lucky supercross fan a very special prize. Taking queues from the revolutionary 2010 YZ450F, Stewart decided to go way outside the box with the overall design of the 2010 prize bike.
It's safe to say this year's giveaway is not a Replica in any sense of the word. In fact, James personally designed this year's bike from a clean sheet of paper. The standard blue plastic has been replaced with white, the aluminum frame, swingarm and many components are now black, the rims are black, the hubs are blue, the clutch cover is embossed with the JSE logo and the bike features one-off Factory Effex graphics designed by Stewart himself.
Of course if you have a bike that's been personally designed by James it would also be nice to have gear just like James, so Answer Clothing, Bell Helmets, Oakley and Alpinestars have added a full set of gear to the prize package to insure that you not only have the same bike as Stewart, but also the same gear.
This bike is so one-off that James will have the same design package on his race bike only once, at Anaheim 2. After that the only way you'll see anything like it on the track is if you win it yourself.
Enter to win by texting YZ SXR to 76477 or go directly to the all-new 2010 YZ450F micro site at www.yamaha-motor.com/yz450fgiveaway and enter for a chance to win. While you're at the website make sure to check out the funny James Blooper reel and cool time lapse custom bike build.
None of this would have been possible without our great team sponsors, Factory Effex, Akrapovic, Tag Metals, Vortex, Yamalube, GYTR, DID Chain, DT-1, Dunlop, Cycra, Light Speed, G2, Braking, VP Racing Fuels, Mechanix Wear, Axio and Matrix
How would you like to be a part of James' 2010 racing program by custom designing one of the key components to his racing success? That's right, James' custom, one-off butt patches have inspired him to a ton of race wins over the years, and now's your chance to be a part of his winning ways!
Using your own original artwork, design a brand-new butt patch that may just make its way onto a set of James' racing gear at one of five stops during the 2010 Supercross series! If it does, not only will you earn huge bragging rights amongst your friends, those very pants, raced in by James, will be yours!
Art work will be collected throughout the course of the 2010 series, and five winning designs will be chosen to grace James' rear section at one of five chosen Supercross rounds, starting with Anaheim 1 just a few weeks away! Along with faithful sponsors Red Bull and Answer Racing, James will choose a winner the week prior to each of the five chosen events, and the winning design will be developed into a real patch and sewn onto James' racing pants.
This contest is open to legal residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia only, and you must be at least 13 years of age as of the date of entry. All other "official" contest rules can be viewed at http://www.redbulli.com/js7/buttpatch.html so be sure to check them out before unleashing your creative prowess!
To submit your entry, simply attach your art file in an email (Subject: Butt Patch) to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Though we prefer Illustrator (.ai) files, .jpg and .pdf files will also be considered.
In a difficult yet critical decision, it was announced today that James Stewart will withdraw from competing in the Genoa Supercross (Genoa, Italy) and Brisbane Super X (Brisbane, Australia) due to medical reasons. James was forced to withdraw from the 3rd day of racing the Bercy Supercross (Paris, France) and forfeit his potential win as a result of contracting a severe case of food poisoning. Upon return to the United States and his home base in Florida, James took minimal time to recover before getting back into an aggressive training and testing program for the upcoming races and 2010 Supercross season. After recent medical evaluation, his Doctor and L&M medical staff found his immune system to be dangerously compromised and James was advised by his Doctor and Team that he should discontinue any strenuous activity and not travel out of the country at this time.
When asked about the decision, James had this to say: "I am really bummed about not being able to race in Italy and Australia. I've had such a great experience racing internationally. The fans are incredible and the race organizations really go out of their way to support me racing. I really wish I could still go but after talking with my doctors and team it's not in my best interest to jeopardize my health before the long Supercross season starts."
Said Larry Brooks, Team San Manuel Manager "At this time, James will be focusing on getting healthy and preparing to defend his Supercross championship title. Taking time to improve his health and well being is our first priority." James will continue to undergo medical evaluation and refrain from any kind of strenuous training activity until his Doctor and medical staff advise he is fit to resume.
Since his arrival in Paris, James is always smiling. The king is happy! (Photo P.Haudiquert)
Four starts per night in the Pro class (Photo P.Haudiquert)
Americans James Stewart and Justin Brayton dominate once more in the night 2 program at the Supercross of Paris Bercy, sharing all the success despite a strong opposition from Frenchies Marvin Musquin and Gregory Aranda. Stewart and Brayton didn't miss a podium, while Aranda and Musquin were both supported by an enthusiastic crowd!
James Stewart didn't win all the races in night 2, but once more he is the winner in Bercy (Photo P.Haudiquert)
Surprisingly Stewart didn't win the first battle of the night, as both Brayton and Aranda had a faster lap than the reigning champion during the 'Superpole' confrontation. The American star reacted immediately, showing to his rivals that Bercy was his 'garden' as he dominates the following three rounds of the 'American race'. But James had some pressure and even made a big mistake when he went out of the track, missing to crash in a technical section! He didn't got the holeshot in the main event but lead his rivals after two corners, and made another show to win easily this last race of the night. Aranda also made a mistake in the American race, but the Frenchman wasn't as lucky as James and retired; he got his revenge in the main event, keeping the second spot for a while until Brayton passed him. The ballot for the grid placement in the main event wasn't good for Justin and Musquin, but both did a great come back in the top four to secure the overall podium of the night behind Stewart. Third on his 250 KTM Musquin confirmed his ability on a Supercross track, and expect to get some great starts on Sunday for the third and last night of the event.
Injured on Friday night during the main event, Steve Boniface underwent surgery today in the famous hospital 'La Piti Salpetrire' in Paris. The Frenchman suffers from a broken jaw, a damaged malleolus and a broken wrist, as well as contusions.
Superpole: 1.Brayton (USA, Yamaha JGR); 2.Aranda (FRA, Kawasaki Bud); 3.Stewart (USA, Yamaha L&M); 4 Musquin (FRA, KTM Red Bull); 5.Izoird (FRA, Suzuki); 6 Hill (USA, Yamaha L&M); 7.Coisy (FRA, Honda. 8.); 8.Boni (USA, Honda Campeneac Moto); 9.Wey (USA, Kawasaki Bud Racing); 10.Degli Espoti (ITA, Suzuki); etc...
American race (a five laps race to qualify the firth nine riders, then a four laps race to qualify four riders and a final race of three laps): 1.Stewart; 2.Musquin; 3.Brayton; 4.Boni / 5.Izoird; 6.Wey; 7.Degli Espoti; 8.Aranda; 9.Coisy / 10.Hill; etc...
Main event: 1.Stewart; 2.Brayton; 3.Aranda; 4.Musquin; 5.Izoird; 6.Wey; 7.Degli Espoti; 8.Hill; 9.Martin (FRA, Husqvarna); 10.Thomas (USA, Suzuki BC Motos); etc...
Overall 2nd night: 1.Stewart; 2.Brayton; 3.Musquin; 4.Aranda; 5.Izoird; 6.Wey; 7.Boni; 8.Hill; 9.Degli Espoti; 10.Coisy; etc...
There have been more crazy rumors flying around about the 2010 YZ450F than we can keep track of. Luckily the good folks at Yamaha were able to catch up with James Stewart and ask a few questions. Clearly he's spent some time on this machine and know's its finer details. Here to explain, JS7: