David Higgins has announced that he will miss the second round of the British Historic Rally Championship next weekend in Cumbria.
Higgins took victory in Category 2 on the season-opening Bulldog Rally, despite injuring his hand while working in his garage in the days leading up to the event.
However, with his hand still not fully recovered and his services required elsewhere, Higgins has now been forced to take the decision to miss the Pirelli Historic next weekend.
"It's not been an easy decision to miss a round," he said. "But it's due to commitments at the family rally school, and my hand not being fully healed after it was pierced by a piece of metal last month. The Chinese championship begins soon, and I cannot risk damaging my hand any further before that."