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HARWORTH motorcycle ace Dean Hipwell had to sit on the sidelines again last weekend at one of his favourite circuits, Donington Park, with his wrist still in plaster after his spectacular crash in early August at Brands Hatch.

Hipwell, who is booked in for an X-Ray, should know by tonight if he can dispense with the plaster cast.

Providing he can get the strength back in the joint he is hoping to be back in action for the next meeting at Silverstone.

If he has to keep the plaster on the CDH Team will be looking for another rider to substitute for him.

Paul Jordan did the job for the 10th round of the British Supersport Championship.

Jordan, who rode for GNS Racing last year in the Supersport Championship, had not raced since August last year.

His previous mount was a Honda and he struggled to get to grips with the R6 Yamaha during Friday’s free practice sessions.

He had never ridden a Yamaha before and despite putting in 17 laps during Saturday’s qualifying session Jordan’s lack of experience on the bike saw him on the last row of the grid for the afternoons shoot out race.

Jordan failed to make any impression on the riders in front of him as Sunday’s race unfolded and decided to call it a day after eight laps saying later that he had started to make some silly mistakes and didn’t want to risk crashing.