Chris Burns has headed out to Europe in a bid to get his injured wrist fixed in time for the next round of the Mirror.co.uk BSB-EVO Championship at Oulton Park.
The move follows a painful weekend at Thruxton for the Splitlath Motorsport rider, who battled through the pain to cling onto third place in the title fight onboard his Aprilia RSV4.
Burns, who remained the sole rider for the Welsh outfit after brother and team-mate Joe was ruled out with his own wrist injury, struggled through Sunday's two races to come home with a fifth and a sixth place.
While he retained third place in the standings as a result, Burns will head to Belgium to meet with Dr Claes, the same doctor who operated on Chris Vermeulen's knee injury last month.
“It was a very hard round and in the end we had to go out and use it as damage limitation,” he said. “The wrist was troubling me all weekend and we've still got a bit of work to do on the bike, so I was never going to be in a position to knock in fast laps. It was more about keeping going and trying to get some points.
“Dr Claes was suggested by Splitlath Motorsport team owner and manager John Dimbylow, and we realised it was the only thing we could do to try and get fit enough to be really competitive at Oulton Park in a fortnight. I don't know how I'll get on, but I'm desperate to be ready for then.
“I'd like to thank John and the guys at Splitlath for everything they've done so far, and hopefully I can come back fit and give them something to really cheer about at Oulton on Bank Holiday Monday.”