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James Ellison gives PBMUK season's top finish

'I'm so happy for all members of the PBMUK team and already looking forward to my favourite track Phillip Island' - James Ellison
James Ellison celebrated his best result of the season as the British rider finished ninth in Sunday's Malaysian MotoGP at Sepang.

Ellison, who qualified 16th on the PBMUK Aprilia ART, had been battling for the lead of the CRT class with Aleix Espargaro in the treacherous conditions when the race was stopped with seven laps still to run.

Although denied the opportunity to finish as top CRT rider for Paul Bird's rookie MotoGP team, the 31-year-old was thrilled with the result and is now looking forward to competing at his 'favourite' circuit a Phillip Island in the penultimate round of the championship.

“I really enjoyed the race although we didn't have the front suspension just right but I managed to get around it by adapting my braking technique to compensate,” he said.

“I got into a good rhythm and passed quite a few riders while chasing down Aleix.

“I closed him down towards the end but the race was rightfully stopped so we bagged a ninth place,” added Ellison.

“I'm so happy for all members of the PBMUK team and already looking forward to my favourite track Phillip Island.”




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Localboy - Unregistered

October 23, 2012 12:03 PM

JRA 80cc 3rd championship 1995 ACU Clubmans 125champion 1996 CB500 Champion 1998 (9wins of 11 races) World Superstock Champion 2000 + 2001 World Endurance Champion 2003 Suzuka 8hr 1st in class 4th overall 2003 BSB Privateers Champion 2004 BSB runner up 2009 with 16podiums 4wins Finished top 4 in WSBK races, podiums in WSS! The kid can ride and is not there just to make up numbers, racing is a TEAM effort don't always be quick to blame riders for results especially when you consider their track record! Keep it up James!!

Jon M - Unregistered

October 23, 2012 10:18 AM

First thing I've got to say is that I've never met Ellison but from what I've seen I really like the guy. I think there's something about him on "The Dr, Tornado, & the Kentucky Kid", plus he features in "I Superbiker" quite a bit. He seems a great guy who isn't the fastest rider on the planet, but he knows it and makes up for it by working his nuts off in the gym and being the best rider HE can be. Seems to have a great attitude and whilst you wouldn't tip him to be a future champ in any class, he'd make a great teammate as a steady number 2 who sponsors will love. He deserves a second season on that bike for sure.



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