James Ellison is focused on the perfect start to the 2015 MCE British Superbike Championship as he hunts the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team's first victory.

The 34-year-old rider joined the team last season and was tipped as one of the front runners for the British Superbike championship, but a bad leg break at Brands Hatch curtailed his campaign. Despite injury ruling him out of three rounds last season, Ellison still notched up 10 podium appearances in 2014 but a race win on the Kawasaki ZX-10R remained elusive.

The Lancashire-born rider is back to full fitness and after winter testing went 'incredibly well' the rider is ready to reignite his BSB challenge.

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"I'm pretty confident that we can be pushing from the off and I'll certainly be going for the team's first win this weekend," Ellison said. "I can't wait to get out at Donington. It's been such a long winter waiting for a race weekend, I'm really excited to get going again."

Ellison says the team has developed the ZX-10R in every test session by improving the engine and suspension set up. The 34-year-old also feels he's getting to grips with the Pirelli SC1 tyre which he had some issues with last season.

"Last year we struggled a bit with using the Pirelli SC1 tyre, which is what we need for the slightly cooler conditions, so we spent all our time in Spain working on that and we've now found a really good setting so our race pace is certainly there," he confirmed.

The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider finished sixth at the official BSB test day last week, three-tenths of a second of pacesetter Shane Byrne. The result has given Ellison confidence that he has the machinery to fight at the front at the first round at Donington Park this weekend.