BSB: Rory Skinner withdraws from Donington Park race weekend

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Rory Skinner will not take any further part in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship weekend at Donington Park after opting to withdraw from action.

The Scot missed the sprint and second feature race at Oulton Park after a nasty crash during the warm up session whilst going through Oulton Park. During the crash, Skinner’s helmet came off, and he was briefly unconscious before being taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital for scans and further checks.

The Cheshire Mouldings BMW rider returned to action Friday morning for FP1, ending the session 13th. However, he has since withdrawn from action.

“Rory was passed fit to race and was only 0.6 off front row pace in FP1,” a statement from the TAS Racing team said. Following the session he advised the team he would prefer to withdraw from the rest of the meeting to rest and recover prior to the next round at Knockhill.”

Knockhill is Skinner’s home round and a circuit in-which he collected his maiden BSB podiums with two second places during the 2021 season. The following season he finished third on two occasions.

Skinner’s withdrawal from Donington Park means that the team will not be represented in the superbike class this weekend. Davey Todd currently leads the Pirelli National Superstock Championship onboard the team’s BMW M1000 RR after winning the opening race of the year at Oulton Park.