Malcolm Stewart will switch to Yamaha machinery for 2021, signing for the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team.
Stewart, who celebrated his 28th birthday this week, has agreed on a deal that will see him join Aaron Plessinger and Dylan Ferrandis as team-mates for the 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season.
Stewart is looking to build on the momentum of his best season in the 450 class where he hit his stride in the seven-race run in Salt Lake City, finishing fourth at the 2020 season finale to end the year seventh in the standings.
Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing has put together an impressive rider line-up with three regional Supercross champions – Stewart 2016 250SX East, Plessinger 2018 250SX West and Ferrandis who is back-to-back 250SX West champion – for a three-pronged threat in the highly competitive premier class.
“Adding Malcolm to our already great line up excites me that much more for this upcoming season,” said Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing 450 Team Manager, Jeremy Coker. “He is an amazing rider, especially when it comes to the whoops. I can’t wait to see him on the track.”
“I’m really excited to join the team,” said Stewart. “I’ve known a lot of the guys before, when I was around the team back in 2011. Gareth Swanepoel is my trainer and he works with their guys, plus I have a few buddies there. So, it isn’t a big change for me. It just kind of adds another piece to the puzzle.
Stewart is also excited to be joining the team at the start of a new chapter for Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing. “I’m definitely happy. The team has had a lot of success and has dominated the 250 class. They have a phenomenal setup and to be a part of their first year in the 450 class, it makes it more exciting for all of us. I feel like we have some good heavy hitters. Myself, Dylan Ferrandis, and Aaron Plessinger, every single one of us has won a 250 title.
“It should be a really good year. It’s only Supercross right now, but hopefully it goes well, and we can turn it into something in the future.”