Speedway World Champion Greg Hancock has officially withdrawn from the remainder of the 2017 FIM Speedway Grand Prix series as he seeks to fix his injured shoulder and focus on getting fit for 2018.


Greg has been out of action since the British Speedway GP in Cardiff in July and despite his best efforts to try and build the shoulder back to strength, he has decided to end his season early and seek an operation.


After dislocating the shoulder three times in a little over a few days in July, Greg sought the opinion of leading shoulder specialists and was advised to have the much-needed operation as soon as possible and focus on a full recovery.


Not wanting to end his season prematurely, Greg underwent intensive physio treatment to try and stabilise it enough to continue for both his clubs, and in the Speedway GP series, but he has now made the decision to get the operation as soon as he can.


He says: