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1. Yes blue flags were being waved. Ellison had already passed several, so the excuse that he couldn't pull over safely at that point holds no water. He had already had several chances to get out of the way.
2. From the regs 1.22.1 "During the race, the rider concerned is about to be lapped. He must allow the following rider(s) to pass him at the earliest opportunity." So yes it does mean get out of the way.
3. You only get a blue flag when you are about to be lapped, so Ellison could not have thought the rider behind was in 10th.
When I was racing if you passed two blue flags without at the very least clearly checking how close the rider behind was then you were in trouble. If the rider actually caught you and you didn't get off the racing line you'd probably be looking at a black flag the next time you crossed the line.