Briton Tommy Searle has pulled out of the opening round of the FIM Motocross World Championship at Matterley Basin in England.
The Buildbase Honda team announced the news via their social media.
Although Searle is fit and well after recovering from a shoulder injury, the 30-year-old has elected to focus his efforts on retaining the British MX1 title.
The social media post said: “Tommy Searle has decided not to do the British Gp, whilst his shoulder is now fully recovered, he wants to focus on Round 1 of the British Championship. He continues his preparation with [team-mate] Steven Clarke and Buildbase Honda in Spain.”
The first round of the MXGB series kicks off at Little Silver in Exeter on March 15.