After missing the first three rounds of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Series, Justin Bogle will return to action this weekend at the 2018 Glendale Supercross. The AutoTrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing rider suffered a pair of concussions in a short period of time late last year (2017 Monster Energy Cup and then in an offseason practice crash), which left him unable to ride leading up to the start of the race season. He recently returned to riding at Ricky Carmichael’s GOAT Farm in Southern Georgia and has been cleared to compete by doctors.
While Bogle was on the sidelines, the AutoTrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing hired Malcolm Stewart to fill-in for two races (Houston and Anaheim Two). With Bogle returning, Stewart’s status at the team is now uncertain. We’ve spoken to multiple people dealing with the situation over the last few days and the official comment from JGRMX is that Team Manager Jeremy Albrecht is “looking into different options” for Stewart.
The full press release from the AutoTrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing team is posted below…
The Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team is pleased to report that Justin Bogle will be returning to action this weekend at the
Glendale, Ariz. round of the 2018 AMA Supercross series. Bogle had been sidelined due to a practice crash suffered during the offseason.
"I'm eager to line up behind the gate this weekend," stated Bogle. "After taking the necessary time off to let my body heal, I feel ready to race. Training has been going well at The Goat Farm. My intensity level is up where it should be, and I'm looking forward to seeing where I stand on Saturday night."
Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing team manager, Jeremy Albrecht, is excited to have Bogle back in action. "Justin was riding great during the offseason testing sessions on the all-new Suzuki RM-Z450. We are happy to have him back. The racing has been very close this season, and I expect Justin to be in the mix right away."
The fourth round of the 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series will take place at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. on Saturday. The event will be broadcast live on FS1 at 8:00 p.m. EST. Please be sure to visit the Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team rigs should you be attending the event.