Ellison takes victory in race two.

Having lost the 2009 MCE British Superbike Championship to team-mate Leon Camier in race one at Silverstone, James Ellison took a consolation victory in race two.

Ellison, who lost race one and with it any chance of the BSB crown when he was overtaken by Camier on the penultimate lap, took his fourth win of the season in a restarted second race - which saw Camier forced into a comeback ride after running off track.

The initial race had been red flagged after less than a lap due to a huge oil spill on the approach to the Abbey corner, at the end of the back straight, which brought down multiple mid-pack riders.

The restart, reduced from 20 to 18 laps, saw Stuart Easton once again snatch the race lead from fellow Honda rider Josh Brookes, with Ellison third and Camier - who suffered a near highside on the initial race start, dropping him to sixth - slotting into fourth.

Camier then put a close move on Ellison through the Bridge/Priory sequence of turns, which seemed to anger Ellison and prompt the #7 to send his Airwaves Yamaha inside Camier at the fiddly final chicane.

A fired-up Ellison then snatched second from Brookes into the Abbey turn on lap two, with Camier demoting the Australian a further position at the same place one lap later.

Camier then re-passed Ellison late on lap three, and wasted no time in attacking Easton for the lead. The 23-year-old Englishman tried to outbrake the Hydrex Honda rider into Abbey but, just as he had done in race one, ran wide - and this time took to the grass.

The incident dropped Camier back to ninth position with 14 laps to go, but he kept his hopes of an 18th victory intact by barging his way up to sixth within two laps - while Ellison grabbed the lead from a hard-to-pass Easton through the fast Maggots section.

With half the race remaining Camier was past Easton's team-mate Tommy Hill for fourth and just 2.1sec behind Ellison, which was reduced to 1.5sec as the top four all closed up.

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James Ellison - Airwaves Yamaha [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alastair Seeley, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Lee Jackson, Smiths Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Haslam, Byrne, Mossey, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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MJ - Unregistered

September 28, 2009 11:44 AM

Camier really wanted the double today and I reckon he would have done it had he not gone on the grass in Race 2. Congratulations to GSE Racing, they've cleaned up this year.

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