James Ellison may have been unable to build on his tally of four race wins during the Oulton Park BSB finale, but he did sign off his 'most successful season ever' by confirming second in the championship behind Airwaves Yamaha team-mate Leon Camier.
Although he only appeared once on the Oulton podium, courtesy of a third place in race two, Ellison rode through a technical problem in race three to become the only rider to score points in all 26 races.
"We've had a tough few races this weekend. I really wanted to come away with another couple of wins but it wasn't to be,” said the former MotoGP rider, who finished the year 136.5 points behind Camier but 39 ahead of Stuart Easton.
“This has been my most successful season ever; finishing second feels good, but of course I'll be aiming for more next year,” he admitted. “A massive thanks to the whole GSE Racing team, my wife Sarah for putting up with me, and the Kendal Massive for their support."