Milwaukee Yamaha's James Ellison feels he has an early advantage over his MCE British Superbike Championship Showdown rivals at Silverstone this weekend.

Ellison gained valuable track time at the Northamptonshire circuit, where he won the Silverstone 200 support races at the British MotoGP round in the summer.

The Yamaha rider, who was declared the winner of race two during the opening Showdown round at Assen following the disqualification of Alex Lowes, is 21 points off the top in third position in the standings behind Lowes and Shane Byrne.

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"We go to Silverstone treating the event in the same way as any other so far this season. We have had great pace but on paper our results don't look as good because of the DNFs, but if that's all the bad luck out of the way then that is good especially now for the Showdown," said Ellison.

"At Assen we had a problem in race one and then it equalled out by having the extra points in race two.

"I think now that has made us want the results more; we were lucky that we had the recent event at MotoGP because we start the weekend ahead in terms of track time and that is a massive opportunity.

"I am really happy ahead of Silverstone and we need to win every race now but we are ready to roll."