Wagga moto sensation Brandon Demmery is no longer planning to make his international debut this year.
Demmery knocked back an offer from an overseas team which would allow him to compete at next year’s Supersport 300 World Championship.
He said the offer “just wasn’t for us”.
But the good news for the young rider is that he continues to be miles ahead of schedule in recovering from his horrific crash at the Australian Supersport 300s in October last year.
In late December Demmery went for a ride for the first time since the crash and said he felt “at home” on the bike.
He is now pushing to reach full fitness in time for the opening round of the Australian Superbike Championship at Phillip Island next month.
Demmery said he would do everything possible to fully rehabilitate in time.
“Things can always change, but that’s definitely the plan,” he said.
“If we miss that we’d be pretty stuffed for the year in terms of the championship.”
Improving the flexibility in his knee is the youngster’s primary remaining goal.
He is also working on his strength and fitness, both of which have dropped off after about a month of minimal physical activity.
Demmery was initially told by doctors that he would not even be able to begin rehab until later this month.
His once diminished morale is also improving, almost as rapidly as his body.
He had been going stir-crazy at home, but has since returned to his part-time job at Wagga Motorcycles.