Statement: Jake Nicholls

Jake Nicholls on his latest injury

Jake Nicholls has been dominant in Great Britain this season, as he has controlled the respective domestic series since April. The Michelin MX Nationals title was already secured a month ago, so that is in the bag, and he holds a thirty-nine-point lead in the Maxxis British Championship heading into the final round. Everything looked good, until he sustained a season-ending injury at a local race on Sunday.

"Struggling to know what to write," Nicholls wrote on social media. "Fourth lap of practice Sunday I came into the last turn and had no rear brake, because of a stone getting jammed under pedal. I was still easily going to make it round but the front-end tucked and I jabbed my leg down hard. I didn't crash and thought I'd be fine after a breather, but turns out I broke my tib ‘n' fib which required surgery. At the minute I'm a bit lost mentally, but I appreciate the messages!"

Jake Nicholls has a thirty-nine-point lead in the Maxxis British Championship, so claiming the title is not out of the question. Evgeny Bobryshev, his closest challenger, must acquire a brace of thirds or a first and a fourth in the two motos at Lyng next weekend.

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: MPS Images

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