Nicholls: Very disappointed

Jake Nicholls has admitted his disappointment at not being able to be on the gate for round one of the British championship at Culham on his Crendon Honda tomorrow – but he is hoping to be ready for round two!

Nicholls, one of the pre-season favourites for the title, said: “I had to make the tough decision of sitting out of this weekends first round of the British Championship yesterday afternoon following a check up on my shoulder. I have tried to ride a few times in the last 10 days and I can take the pain but I can’t do anything about the loss of strength and grip after a few laps and myself and @davidthorpe858689 agreed that it won’t be safe to race at the highest level. I’ve worked my ass off ahead of the opening round of the season so I am very dissapointed, but I will continue to look forward and work hard ready for the next round.”