The Aspar Moto2 team has announced that Nico Terol will miss the forthcoming British Grand Prix as he undergoes treatment for muscle fatigue.

The Spaniard scored three races last season but has only two points so far this year.

Terol has already undergone a host of examinations and over the next few days he will be subjected to an exhaustive run of tests to try and detect the cause of his muscle fatigue.

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"After eleven tough races because of my health I am going to take some time off to analyse every detail and find the origin of this physical problem so that we can tackle it," said the former 125cc world champion.

"I had a few episodes last season but they were only occasional and I was able to recover, even winning some races. The doctors think that with some quiet time away from racing we can find the root of the problem. I have spoken with Jorge and I want to thank him for his understanding at this time.

"I'm sad for my team, my sponsors and my supporters and I'm also upset because we had high expectations for this season. After winning races last year we thought we would be very competitive this time around."

Jorge Mart?nez 'Aspar' stated that Terol has the full support of the team.

"It has been hard to take this decision alongside Nico and those closest to him but we have to accept that at the moment he is not 100% fit and the best thing for him is to recover.

"As a rider myself it hurts me to see my riders, and people that I have affection for, suffering with physical problems. Even though he is going through a tough period Nico is a fighter and he will work hard to recover as soon as possible. He has the full backing of everybody at the Mapfre Aspar Team, and we just want to wish him well with his recovery."