I seriously doubt Honda is looking at Malcolm Stewart. I will not say which one, but I am affiliated with a 450 team. I spent the entire day at the track for the first three rounds. There must be some truth to a rumor when you hear the same one from so many sources. When Malcolm's 2017 Geico Honda 450 ride fell apart it had as much to do with Honda politics as it did lack of funding(as reported). Having won a championship on a Honda last year and racing the Geico Honda 450 overseas Malcolm was first in line and offered the fill in rider position at HRC. He did not accept. I suspect Honda will go the route of most team's and seek a solid, seasoned rider to fill in. There is a reason that guys like Jake Weimer get the call when a fill in is needed. I think Honda would bring Andrew Short or Nick Wey out of retierment before they would give Malcolm a shot. Dean Wilson would be the obvious choice; I just don't think it's going to happen. My prediction base on a conversation I had this morning; Christophe Pourcel will be released by Husqvarna after Phoenix. If that happens he could be on a red bike in Oakland!