News 4 Oct 2011

JDR/J-Star/KTM confirms Malcolm Stewart alongside Moss and Larsen

Malcolm Stewart has signed for JDR Motorsports to ride for JDR/J-Star/KTM in 2012.

Malcolm Stewart has signed for JDR Motorsports to ride for JDR/J-Star/KTM in 2012.

JDR Motorsports has confirmed the expected signing of Malcolm Stewart for its 2012 JDR/J-Star/KTM Supercross and Motocross Lites team.

Stewart, fresh off his first year in professional racing, will join the JDR/J-Star/KTM Racing Team as a member of their 250cc team.

The team already includes riders PJ Larsen and Matt Moss. All three riders will compete aboard the 2012 KTM 250 SX-F race machine in the AMA Supercross Lites and AMA Pro 250cc Motocross National Championship series.

“Malcolm has been on our radar since his first holeshot last year in the AMA East Supercross Lites Series,” said JDR/J-Star/KTM team manager Nathan Ramsey. “He is a tough competitor and isn’t scared to hang it out.

“We are looking forward to helping him progress in the series and hope to see some podium finishes from him in the 2012 season.”

Stewart, a multi-time amateur national champion, had his best Supercross finishes at the Indianapolis and Dallas rounds where he missed the podium by just one spot finishing fourth at both races.

He secured his best outdoor motocross finish during the second moto of the Budds Creek Motocross National where he finished sixth overall.

“I had some up and down moments in my first season of racing but feel I was able to learn a lot from the mistakes I made and also from the good races I had,” Stewart said. “I am excited to ride the new KTM’s and am excited about the level of support I will receive from JDR Motorsports and their sponsors.

“I am really looking forward to the upcoming season and aiming for a podium spot.”