This weekend's Brands Hatch Bennetts British Superbike season finale will provide the last opportunity for James Ellison to score a 2008 victory for the Hydrex Bike Animal Honda team.
Ellison has taken three podiums so far this season - two seconds and a third – and heads for the Indy circuit seventh in the standings, 34 points down on the experienced Michael Rutter.
"I'm really looking forward to Brands Hatch to try to get around the problems we had at Silverstone," said James. "It's a bit of a short circuit and not much you can do there with settings so I reckon we'll be competitive. I'll just keep trying for this elusive win, I have two chances left and I'd like to get that top step of the podium for all the team, to pay them back for all their hard work."
Team-mate Guy Martin will be looking to rid himself of the bad luck that has plagued his 2008 campaign - and add to his one and only top ten placing so far - although he's planning to party whatever happens.
"It doesn't seem five minutes ago that the season was just starting, full of high expectations, but it's just not happened for me this year," reflected Martin. "I'm looking forward to getting some better results at Brands Hatch as we really need a tonic to carry us into the winter months. But come Sunday evening, it will be a case of 'win or lose, we'll have some booze'."
Martin will move to Rob Mac Racing for 2009, while Ellison's plans are still to be announced.