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Ellison: I needed to make amends

22 July 2013

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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