MotoGP » Tommy Hill’s crew chief moves to PBM for MotoGP


"Just want to confirm I am leaving Swan Yamaha to be chief tech for James Ellison in MotoGP this year!"

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roadking03 - Unregistered

January 04, 2012 6:41 PM

Great News for both James and Mick and the team...look for good things to come for the future,should run up front on the CRT bikes and probably pass the Ducati's as well...lol
GOOD LUCK James and Mick, good to see yall together again!!!!!77

Smoking Fred - Unregistered

January 04, 2012 8:38 PM

You guys should join a Comedy Club. You're bloody funny. They could put Jeremy Burgess on this project and James at best will be lucky not to run stone last. He's just not up to MotoGP level. I've watch World Supersport this season and he's at best an average Supersport rider and that's not a huge claim to fame on the grounds that Supersport was full of nearly men and has beens. As for Mick Shanley, I've never heard of him. Is he some kind of "Super Mechanic"? He's gonna need to be. Sorry, but results speak louder than keyboard jockey's speculation.

Jeff - Unregistered

January 04, 2012 11:48 PM

Shanley will fit in well with Borley both of which have no idea and live off other peoples know how !
Posted by Digger - Unregistered (2 hours 34 minutes ago)

And who's know how would that be Digger ?
Are you speaking from experience and don't have mechanics job with a decent team and they have ?

Smoking Fred - Unregistered

January 05, 2012 12:05 AM

Hundred Dollar Bills!!!! Same as PBM, if they think Ellison is going to finish anywhere but at the back of the field. I don't care who his crew chief is. Anyway, this new crew chief doesn't exactly appear to be getting glowing reports from the other keyboard jockeys on here. Why the negative comments about this Shanley fellow. My comments although negative towards Ellison are based purely on his recent results in WSS. Nothing else. I can just think of 5 other British riders who would of done this project proud!!

over the moon - Unregistered

January 05, 2012 11:01 AM

I don't disagree with Fred, in terms of Ellisons calibre as a top rider, but that don't mean it's a bad decision.

Everything will be new for this team. James may not be the fastest but he has ridden the tracks and been in the paddock before. It's a last hurrah for him and his job will be to stay on the bike, not smash the goods up that a younger man with a point to prove may risk.

It's not about Ellisons prospects this year, it's about the team gaining experience.

Full Gas - Unregistered

January 05, 2012 7:09 PM

I cant wait to see Ellison back on the Grid.
He has pace, experience of the circuits and would maybe have won BSB in 2010, he was awesoome in the Brands showdown on the smt honda, which is a bike not at the same level of the factory machines.
He also showed great committment and steel in WSS towards the end of the season, with a more sorted bike.

Go James, i hope we see you on the grid walk before stoner fooks off into the sunset.

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