However, on the flip side it was also at this event that CAS Monster Honda rider Evgeny Bobryshev suffered a serious rib injury that threatened to de-rail his assault on the British Championship. Determined not to lose his championship lead, the tough Russian ploughed on despite two broken ribs and rode to 2nd overall at last weekend's Silverstone round, but is now hurting badly. The decision has been taken that he will not ride this weekend in Lierop in order to allow him to recover fully for the final round of the British Championship. A decision will be made next week as to whether he will be fit enough to ride the final round of the world Championship in Fermo, Italy next weekend. This means that there will be no CAS representative at this weekend's GP, as the team and South African, Gareth Swanepoel, recently parted company.