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Brands BSB: Ellison ‘frustrated’ with season

GBmoto Kawasaki’s James Ellison had a solid end to his very mixed MCE British Superbike season. The Kendal rider finished on the podium in both races yesterday but can’t help feeling frustrated as he did not make the Showdown.

But he had a massive crash at Brands Hatch only a few months earlier leaving him out of contention with a broken leg for a spot in the top six, and a chance to fight for the title. Ellison is now back to full fitness and has found his good form once again, and topped the timesheets, bagged pole and reached podiums over the weekend at Brands.

He has re-signed for the GBmoto outfit for next season, but can’t help feeling disappointed that he has had such an extreme season full of highs and lows.


“I feel so frustrated to be honest because especially now that we have been on the podium,” said Ellison, speaking to bikesportnews.com at the track.

“I was quickest in all the qualifying sessions and qualified pole and we were not even in the Showdown – so we didn’t have chance to fight for it so it is frustrating to be honest for you.

“Unfortunately we couldn’t do anything as I broke my leg here in the summer and we were languishing in eighth in the championship, and it feels now like what could have been.

“But we are back next year and it is a big weight off my shoulders, to be sorted for 2015. It is good to sign with someone anyway and especially at a team that I am happy with. We are keeping the same mechanics, and the same suspension guy and data guy and we can come back strong for next year.”

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