Ellison returns to BSB victory circle

James Ellison wins for Swan Honda at Silverstone after a dominant showing in wet conditions.
James Ellison created an upset amongst the British Superbike title challengers by claiming his second win of the season at Silverstone, his first since breaking his leg earlier in the year.

Ellison, who won around the former Silverstone layout last season, excelled in the wet conditions to climb his way to fourth in race one before surging into an early lead in race two.

Going on to complete a dominant victory for the Swan Honda team, it marked a poignant return to the front for Ellison, who has embarked on a long process of recovery since breaking his leg at Thuxton.

“I can't express the emotions I was feeling, not only in the final laps but also now as it feels like it has been a long time coming,” said Ellison, who won at the Brands Hatch opener prior to his injury.

“The first race we were losing a bit of grip and we were going to make some changes, but then it rained and we knew we were confident with out wet setting. I went out in race two and just got my groove on and knew from my pit board I had a gap over Kiyo, but I have been so unlucky this season that I was waiting for something like a plane to fall out of the sky and hit me!

“I knew in the last laps I just needed to hold it together and I got a bit excited on the last lap and nearly threw myself off, but fortunately I saved it and it was such a rush of feelings for me when I crossed the line.

“I need to thank everybody who has supported me this season and also send special thanks to my crew chief Mick Shanley as he missed the race today as his wife is about to have a baby. I now just want to get to Oulton Park!”

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September 28, 2010 12:47 PM

Great stuff. Well deserved after the leg break. Again where is Easton? Also again makes a mockery of the new rules when you have riders not in the top 6 winning races.

giant hornet - Unregistered

September 28, 2010 8:06 PM

Dear Silly bumble bee . To be 7th in the standings after missing THREE ROUNDS that six races~ is Definately GOOD Enough. More than Good enough. By the way You probably couldn't afford to live up North. Especially the Lake District where we Cumbrians Live. C-

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