James Ellison has revealed he suffered a broken rib in his qualifying crash at Snetterton two weeks ago but is certain his injury won't hold him back at Knockhill.

The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider saw his MCE British Superbike championship lead disappear at the Norfolk circuit after suffering a technical issue in race one and struggling to seventh place in race two at the Norfolk circuit. The Brit underwent further medical tests after the race weekend which revealed the 34-year-old had been riding with a broken rib.

Despite his painful injury Ellison is determined not to let it effect his performance at round five of the 2015 championship at Knockhill.

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"Following my crash in qualifying, it turned out I had actually broken a rib which is why we struggled a little towards the end of race two at Snetterton," Ellison said. "Since then I've been having treatment on the area, including Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy (PMFT), which has really helped.

"Thankfully it's not a big injury and hasn't stopped me training or even riding a bike so I don't believe it will hinder me this weekend, although it might mean we struggle a little under heavy braking."

Ellison is returning to a track where he suffered a tricky round in 2014 but says he's certain he'll have the pace to challenge for race victories again.

"Knockhill is a great track and I always enjoy going north of the border to Scotland as the support from fans is fantastic," he added. "Its short and twisty nature means the races will be tough but we were quick last year and I'm confident we can be pushing towards the front Sunday."

The GBmoto rider has slipped to third in the MCE British Superbike riders' standings after the disappointment at Snetterton and is 33 points behind new leader Shane Byrne.