David Salom remains on course to wrap up the 2014 World Superbike Championship EVO title, despite being forced to miss both races at Magny-Cours through injury.

Already suffering with a persistent hand injury, Salom aggravated it further during FP4 when he was flicked into a high-side at the final corner. Though he was able to prevent the Kawasaki from coming down, he would impact his hand as he recovered the bike.

Indeed, though Salom says he may have raced in normal conditions, the treacherous weather meant he would opt for caution on this occasion.

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"I think it was possible to ride today with painkillers but it would have been too dangerous. When I am in good condition in the rain it is already difficult for me so with this injury it was a risk we did not need to take, especially with the championship position the way it is.

"I will go to the doctor who made the operation when I get back, so he will be able to see what has happened here. Now we have almost one month until Qatar to be ready to race there."

Salom remains well placed to win the inaugural EVO title since he is still 30 points clear of Niccolo Canepa. As such, Canepa will need to finish third in both Qatar races to be in with a chance of the title.