Plymouth Devils top rider Steve Boxall has been forced to miss his British Championship Semi-Final at Newcastle after burning his hands on Saturday night at a BBQ.
He had travelled up to stay at Benji Compton’s after Friday night’s win for his team and prepare his bikes and only have a short trip on up to Newcastle.He reluctantly pulled out on Sunday morning when he was unable to get his racing gloves on over the burns and is gutted as was really looking forward to the meeting. “ I waited till 10.30 this morning to see how it felt then rang Laurence Rogers to get him to withdraw me. I have it covered as recommended but in no way could I race. I am gutted as I really felt up for this at one of my old tracks. I am now heading back to Cornwall where I will see the doctors tomorrow but my hand should hopefully be ok to ride Friday .”