Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Nagl will not compete in this weekend’s MXGP of the Czech Republic, round 13 of the 2015 FIM Motocross World Championship.

Working determinedly in recent weeks in order to make a return to MXGP racing following his left ankle injury and subsequent surgery during the GP of Germany, the decision not to compete at Locket was taken following a practice session earlier this week. Although able to ride, discomfort from his ankle after riding and a subsequent medical check-up determined that Max will have to wait a little longer before he can return to racing.

“This is really disappointing. But as much as I want to return to racing for myself and for the team, it’s not something I can do before I am fully ready,” Max Nagl said. “Despite doing all I can I am not ready yet, my leg needs more time to heal. I rode earlier this week but pain in my ankle showed me that I am not ready. It is really frustrating but I have to listen to my body and return when I know I am ok to do so.”