James Ellison left the MCE British Superbike test day satisfied despite missing out on his pre-test target of leaving Donington Park on top of the timesheets.

The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider was forced to sit out the morning sessions at the Leicestershire track after heavy overnight rain made conditions unsuitable. In the afternoon the sun broke through the clouds to dry the track sufficiently for all the riders.

Ellison finished the test in sixth place with a quick lap of 1m 31.448s, three-tenths of a second behind Shane Byrne's quickest time. The Lancashire-born rider was happy with his day's work, concentrating on race simulations before attempting qualifying laps in the final 20 minutes of the session.

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"I'm feeling really positive after today, even though the weather played against us a bit with the cold and strong winds, we were still able to get through everything we wanted," Ellison said. "We actually managed to use the same tyre for well over race duration as well, putting in some good times so I'm really confident we'll be up there next weekend."

Going into the test day, Ellison claimed he was aiming to top the timesheets at the final test before the 2015 BSB season commences with round one being hosted at the same venue on Easter weekend.

The GBmoto rider had been making serious progress on a fast lap but was forced to pull out due to traffic on the track. A total of 57 riders, from the Superbike and Superstock class, were on track during the final session causing a battle for space on circuit.

"We tried to put in a final lap time right at the end of the session, and I was actually well under my previous best at the half way mark on my flyer but with it was really busy and unfortunately I just got baulked at the Melbourne loop," he explained.

Fellow JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider James Westmoreland finished the day in 12th, 0.8 seconds off his team-mates fastest time.

The team will now analyse the data sheets from the test day and prepare for the opening round of the 2015 British Superbike season, scheduled for the 4-6th April at Donington Park.