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Ellison back to ’70 per cent fitness’

GBmoto Kawasaki’s James Ellison left the Assen MCE British Superbike round pleased with his fourth and seventh-placed finishes and says he is about 70 per cent back to full fitness.

The Kendal man now has two weeks to get closer to being 100 per cent after the Brands Hatch horror crash that left him with a broken leg and says he will be out on his motocross bike in order to expedite a full return.

“Looking at the big picture I’m really pleased with today’s results. I always come into a race weekend aiming for the podium but obviously with the injury that’s not going to happen and we’ve got to be realistic with where we are,” said Ellison.


“The weather in the opening race certainly eased it slightly and we were nearly on the podium. With the second race being dry it was probably a better glimpse at where we are compared to the rest of the grid so I’m chuffed with the result – particularly with where we were at Donington.

“I would say I’m about 70% fitness of where I was before the crash and we’re certainly still playing catch up but taking away the positives from this weekend, the team gave me a fantastic bike and we’re now firmly in the top ten in every session.

“Another two weeks until Silverstone will definitely help my recovery and I’m actually planning on getting out on the motocross bike for the first time since the crash this week so we’ll see where we are then.”

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