Stewart to make grand prix debut?

Fresh from a perfect performance on his Paris-Bercy Supercross debut, AMA superstar James Stewart has revealed that he is planning yet more transatlantic trips after the 2009 AMA Supercross series ends on May 2nd in Nevada.

"I plan to be back in Europe before the [2009] Motocross of Nations, maybe some GPs, I don't know. If I keep on getting police escorts from the airport then I will be back all the time!" Stewart commented, referring to his VIP treatment from organisers in Paris.

Prior to Bercy, Stewart had helped Team USA win the 2008 Motocross of Nations on his final Kawasaki appearance, then triumphed on his Yamaha debut in the US Open in Las Vegas. The 22-year-old's next event will be the opening race of the 2009 AMA Supercross season, at Anaheim on January 3.

"That was an awesome experience, it was like the Motocross of Nations but louder!" he said of Bercy. "I was a bit shocked to see my times in practice so I knew I had good speed. The track is pretty simple but quite good. There are only a couple of places where you can make time and I took advantage of that.

"We did another week of testing after US Open and I feel good and the team is working well," he continued. "I think we will make some improvements but I have to say that although the bike is different to what I had before it is way better. I feel really good on the turns and very relaxed; my corner speed has got faster on the Yamaha. It is an exciting time.

"I feel really comfortable around the team," he added. "They want the same as me; to win. This is the first year I have been able to do this race and it was because we all wanted to come. Now we head back to the US. The SX championship is my goal for 2009 and I believe we can do it."

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