“I am definitely happy to have split the two Airwaves Yamahas, but it wasn't my best ride. I was pushing hard and we were struggling in a few places with the chassis, but I am going to sit down with the team and come up with something that might give us that little bit extra in the next race.”
“That was a tough one!” remarked Ellison, ruing his poor start as he bids to keep his fading title hopes alive. “The problem was, I was quicker in the corners but not able to really get the better of him as he was so fast in a straight line. I was trying to line him up so far in advance as I thought I could make a lunge, but at 200mph with just about a two-foot gap to get through it was certainly difficult!
“There were a couple of moves that were a bit close; we were on the dirt a few times so you could see we were both giving 100 per cent! We need to get a better start in the next one as I had to fight through a few people, but we seem to be turning the weekend around again now.”
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