Despite all the rumours flying around at the moment, Buildbase Honda’s Jake Nicholls will not be racing the MXGP of Great Britain at Matterley Basin.

Instead, the Maxxis ACU British Motocross MX1 Championship leader will be jumping on a transatlantic flight to race a couple of rounds of the Canadian Motocross Championship, starting at Popkum in British Columbia on June 2.

“I used to be sponsored by a Canadian neck brace company so I’ve got good contacts over there,” he said. “I don’t want to race the British GP and I don’t particularly want to be around when it’s on. I’m just over them – I’ve done 11 years of GPs – and the more I watch them on TV the more I think I’m glad I’m not doing them.

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“I love motocross. There’s nothing on TV I don’t watch if it’s motocross but I’ve got no interest in riding around, slogging my guts out to get a top-10 finish. I know I can do that – I’ve done it before – but nowadays I just turn up in the campervan, show my licence, watch a bit of Heartbeat and then I’m out.

“I’d rather go and do something I’ve never done before. The team over there looks really good – it’s a proper established Honda team – and all my sponsors have been really good to let me do it so I thought I’d give it a go.”

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