Reigning MXGP World Champion Tim Gajser has ruled himself out of the upcoming Italian races as his main season doesn’t begin until May.

Gajser usually takes his Honda squad to the events but has decided this the gap between those and the start of MXGP is too great.,

“Due to the MXGP season being delayed we’ve decided not to participate in the regular pre-season races in Italy. We’ll keep training hard as usual and wait a little closer to the opening round to start racing again,” he said.