The gritty Derbyshireman displayed huge courage yesterday to qualify in 13th place during Superpole but told bikesportnews that it was not only painful, but frustrating he couldn't put the bike where he needed it on the track.
"Leon has nothing left to prove. He has been incredibly brave and so wanted to race in front of his home crowd but the effort of 46 racing laps today would be too much. Obviously he is very upset to let everyone down, but this is the best course of action," said a team spokesman.
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