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Brands Hatch BSB: Ellison: I needed to make amends

'I needed to make amends for the crash in race one so it felt good to be back up on the podium' - James Ellison
Milwaukee Yamaha's James Ellison enhanced his Showdown credentials with a strong ride to the runner-up spot in the second MCE British Superbike race at Brands Hatch.

Ellison was ruled out of the first race after he fell at Graham Hill Bend, escaping unhurt.

He started race two from pole position after setting the fastest lap on his YZF-R1 prior to his spill and seized second place behind Shane 'Shakey' Byrne.

Ellison was unable to find a way past the Kawasaki rider but was satisfied with the conclusion to the weekend as he took second place ahead of Alex Lowes.

“I am happy that we were able to get back on the podium today for Milwaukee Yamaha. In the second race I was behind 'Shakey' and I was hoping that he might make a mistake but he never did,” he said.

“Our bike is strong in some places going into the corners and 'Shakey' was stronger out of the corners and then in other places we were identical, so it was hard to make a move without taking us both out!

“I was riding hard and on the limit but it was comfortable and the Milwaukee Yamaha team have worked hard all weekend,” added Ellison.

“I needed to make amends for the crash in race one so it felt good to be back up on the podium.”



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James Ellison Milwaukee Yamaha - picture credit Ian Hopgood Photography
James Ellison on the Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki
Buildbase BMW`S Ryuichi Kiyonari at Brands Hatch
Stuart Easton - Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne - Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne - Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Ryuichi Kiyonari - Buildbase BMW [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Byrne, Brookes, Ellison podium [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Patric Muff - Bathams BMW [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Lee Costello - Halsall Kawasaki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes - Milwaukee Yamaha [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Chris Walker [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
John Hopkins - Tyco Suzuki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot - Quatto Plant Kawasaki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Chris Walker - GBmoto Kawasaki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Chris Walker - GBmoto Kawasaki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Ben Wilson - Gearlink Kawasaki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Barry Burrell - WD-40 Kawasaki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]

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