Glenn Irwin has been ruled out of action this weekend at Snetterton due to the injuries he picked up in his crash at Knockhill two weeks ago.
The Be Wiser Ducati rider disclocated his shoulder and elbow in the free practice one incident and was taken to hospital – ruling him out of proceedings in Scotland.
Despite intense treatment to his injuries, Irwin needs more time to recuperate and is now aiming to race at the following round at Brands Hatch on July 21.
Speaking about his injuries, Irwin said: “Today, in conjunction with my team, we have made the very difficult decision not to race at Snetterton. After meeting my shoulder and elbow specialist in England last week, we looked at pushing what is normally an eight to 12-week recovery to just five weeks.
“I, however, wanted to make that a two-week recovery which is in keeping with my optimistic attitude. I have tried laser treatment, oxygen, acupuncture, cryotherapy and the recovery is ahead of schedule but I want to be back fully fit and at the front so we’ll plan to be at Brands Hatch in three weeks’ time.”
Irwin currently sits ninth in the championship standings, 15 points behind Josh Brookes – who holds the final Showdown spot.
The action in Norfolk this weekend gets underway this Friday, with the opening two free practice sessions.