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James Ellison unhappy with Dutch TT result

'I was in a lot of pain from my Silverstone crash and have been getting treatment and painkillers before and after every session but it just proved too difficult in the race' - James Ellison
Battle-scarred James Ellison bagged more MotoGP World Championship points in the Dutch TT at Assen, but the British rider was badly hindered by the effects of his Silverstone crash.

The CRT rider finished in 14th place for the second successive race on the PBMUK machine, but described the result as 'a bad day at the office'.

Ellison, who lost out on 13th place on the final lap when he was passed by Valentino Rossi – who had been forced to make a pit stop to change his rear tyre – said: “To sum it up bluntly, it was a bad day at the office. I was in a lot of pain from my Silverstone crash and have been getting treatment and painkillers before and after every session but it just proved too difficult in the race.

“I pushed so hard every lap but was missing apexes and even ran off the track early in the race which put us last.

“I worked hard to fight back and the lighter fuel load was helping but it was all too little too late.

“To top it off Rossi pipped us on the line by 0.002s to take another point,” Ellison added.

“I'm just gutted for the whole team and Aprilia as they worked hard to give me a good bike and I'm sorry that I couldn't capitalise on getting more points.

“I'll be working hard to get fit for Germany and make up for this weekend.”



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M1M - Unregistered

July 02, 2012 4:27 PM

There's never a good time to be injured but this is the worst possible point in the season with races coming so close together and consequently hardly any time to recover. Nevertheless, most race fans would still swap many good days in their offices for just one bad day at his.

dacron

July 03, 2012 4:42 AM

not a big fan of the crt's , but i really do like all the crt riders. those guys are giving there all on crappy machinery. and as for ellison i think he has taken big strides in confidence and shows he is a great rider. big fan of yonnie too.



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