Ellison sets sights on Mallory Park return

Last year's runner-up looks set to make his competition return at Mallory Park.
James Ellison says he is confident he will return to British Superbike action for the next round of the championship at Mallory Park later this month.

The Swan Honda rider has been sidelined since the second round of the season after sustaining a leg injury in a high-speed accident at Thruxton.

Coming just two weeks after signalling his title-winning intentions by triumphing at the Brands Hatch opener, the injury has forced Ellison to miss three events, including Thruxton.

Nonetheless, with a month-long gap between Cadwell Park and Mallory Park, Ellison reveals he is no longer on crutches, while he will even take to the Swan Honda in an upcoming test session.

"We are going to get out on the Swan Honda for a test before the next round at Mallory Park as I obviously haven't ridden it since the crash at Thruxton,” he told the BSB website in his latest blog entry. “I am really excited to get back out there and with more time before the next round I should be able to come back in a position to score some good points for the championship.

"I will be back on a bike this weekend though; I am taking our Swan Honda pillion bike for a charity ride out for Help for Heroes around the lakes which starts at Windermere on Sunday. Anyone can come along and all the money goes to charity so check out their website for all the information if anyone wants to join in.

"I am now just looking towards Mallory Park and getting back out on the Swan Honda again. I am nearly completely off the crutches now and Martyn Porter who has been helping me get back to fitness has been great. I am now resting it and doing what I can in terms of training before I can get back out on track - I can't wait!"

Despite missing three events, the change in this year's rules and regulations means Ellison still has a shot at the title. Indeed, with the points set to be equalised after nine events, Ellison needs only to get inside the top six to qualify for the shootout – he is currently just 39 points adrift of John Laverty with dropped scores still to take into account.

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James Ellison, Stuart Easton - Swan Honda [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
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James Ellison - Unregistered

June 04, 2010 10:50 PM

So Kev46 is your answer to everything in life to quit when things don't go your way??! You'll go far! ....Forgive me for being determined...I've worked bloddy hard to get where I have and a broken bone will not change my focus and I'm not happy just to sit at home and admit defeat if I feel I have a chance at winning the championship. No chance with Hill hey?? I do believe I won the last race and topped the sessions before I crashed on oil....P.S. I wouldn't class 2nd in the championsip in 2009 "weak" that's just disrespectful to Leon and the rest of the field....loser!

Barry big arms - Unregistered

June 04, 2010 11:07 PM

It sounds like kev46 has not got a girlfreind and stays at home all day talking **** to his mum. I bet you have never been to a race or can you push bike not get you there. If you had been to race you would see that all riders out there give 100% like James that guy works bloody hard. So why do knobs like you have to slag people off. If you don't like a rider it's up to you but why slag them off I don't like your mum a I don't tell the world how **** she is.

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