GBmoto Kawasaki’s James Ellison says he is hopeful of remaining with his current GBmoto Kawasaki MCE British Superbike squad after a triumpant return to the podium on Sunday at Silverstone.
The Kendal man had to go back to settings used at Assen - with some modifications - in order to scrap his way to third spot in race two which he says won’t have done his chances of re-signing any harm at all.
“We went the wrong way with the bike a bit. It was nervous so we changed the gearing and made it shorter but that wasn’t the way to go to we put it back to how it was before Assen, and that means it was 15mm longer that it was at the start of the weekend.
“I didn’t get a great start in race one but the laptime was good so in race two I was able to get away with them. Their pace after the first couple of laps was incredible though so I couldn’t live with them but it felt great to be back on the podium.
“We can go to Brands now and see how we stack up over three races. My leg is pretty sore to be honest. I feels on a Sunday like you would on the Tuesday after a 24-hour endurance race so all that time on the bike at Brands Hatch is going to be tough but I want to prove that we are able to run with Shakey and Kiyo.
“What we managed at the start of the season on a new bike was great and after my enforced hiatus for so long, I am keen to finish off the season showing how strong we can be and set ourselves up for a great 2015 going back to those tracks fit and well, and with all the data gathered from this year.
“I am hopeful of staying where I am and I think Mark (Smith-Halvorsen) wants me to stay so I’m confident we can work it out.”