JGR Keeps the Faith
JGR Yamaha recognizes a good thing when they see it and privateer Gavin Faith has been pretty good this year in the 450 class. Faith, a total privateer out of a van, is spending some serious cash as he chases after glory each week and JGR is in need of a another rider while James Stewart heals up from his hand and also tries to figure out if he wants to be there anymore. So it was a match made in heaven, Faith rode the bike and showed enough that JGR offered him the fill-in ride for the next couple of races.
Good to see a working stiff get a chance, here's the PR-
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – Privateer Gavin Faith has been selected by the JGRMX/Toyota/Yamaha Team to fill in for James Stewart while he recovers from a fractured bone in his hand sustained during a crash in Indianapolis.
Faith, 20 years of age, hails from Fort Dodge Iowa and has had an impressive amateur career. He has finished in the top-10 in the Supercross Lites Class, and is looking forward to riding the JGRMX/Toyota/Yamaha prepared YZ450F in the premier Supercross Class at the Seattle and Salt Lake City rounds of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship on April 21 and 28 respectively. Stewart just began riding again and depending on the progress of his recovery may return for the final round on May 5, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Faith will make his JGRMX/Toyota/Yamaha Team debut this Saturday, April 21 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash. SPEED will air the event live in its entirety starting at 10:30 p.m. (EST).