TROY Batchelor has pulled out of the final round of the Australian Championship with a knee injury.

The Swindon Robins captain tore ligaments in his knee in a crash during the final of round two in Undera on Wednesday, but had intended to take his place at Gillman this morning.

However, after arriving at the Adelaide circuit to practice, the pain was too much and reigning champion Batchelor has been forced to pull out.