James Ellison is looking to pick himself back up from the 'bitter blow' of being knocked out of the MCE British Superbike title fight to give his JG Speedfit Kawasaki squad a triumphant end to the season.

In a season which started so brightly for Ellison, who took three wins in the opening four races, injury curtailed his challenge after suffering broken ribs at Snetterton and a broken wrist at Thruxton.

Ellison clawed his way back into the championship fight with a string of rostrum results at Oulton Park and Assen but his season unravelled last time out at Silverstone when tyre trouble wrecked his weekend and now has an unbridgeable gap to catch Josh Brookes.

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"Obviously Silverstone was a bitter blow, we had worked so hard to get back into the title hunt and to be ruled out this close is gutting," Ellison said. "It took a few days to get over it, but it's done now and we've got to be pleased with where we are considering the injuries we had. Our goal at Brands is to consolidate our position in the championship and try to return to the stop step."

The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider is hoping to return to the top step of the rostrum at Brands Hatch having taken a double victory weekend around the Indy circuit back in April to end his season on a high.

"I've never won around the full GP circuit, so will be looking to put that right this weekend," he said. "I managed to get my first ever double at the Brands Indy round earlier this year so would love to be able to tick off a triple - although given how well Josh is riding at the moment and that you can never rule Shakey out, I'm under no illusions as to how difficult that will be."

Ellison will once again be joined by new British Supersport champion Luke Stapleford at JG Speedfit Kawasaki for Brands Hatch, after he made his debut for the team at Silverstone in place of the recently-departed James Westmoreland.