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WSS: Ellison to ride Yamaha at Portimao test

James Ellison, Gino Rea and Anthony West will test for Yamaha at the two-day post season World Supersport test in Portugal
James Ellison will be amongst the riders testing at Portimao after being invited to sample Cal Crutchlow's title-winning Yamaha SSP R6 machine.

The British Superbike runner-up is one of several riders taking part in tests across just three Supersport teams – Yamaha, Ten Kate Honda and Kawasaki Provec -, the Briton being joined by countryman and new Superstock 600 champion Gino Rea.

Having been dropped from cash-strapped Stiggy Racing prior to the final round, Anthony West will also ride the R6, along with Martin Cardenas, the Colombian having impressed on his debut outing with Veidec Honda at the weekend.

Despite reports suggesting Yamaha were on the cusp of exiting the Supersport class, their title win over the weekend has apparently prompted a re-think for next season.

Ten Kate Honda, meanwhile, will test Kenan Sofuoglu – already confirmed to ride for them in 2010 -, Yamaha rider Michele Pirro and its Superstock 1000 entry Maxime Berger.

Kawasaki will test existing riders Joan Lascorz, and Katsuaki Fujiwara, as well as World Superbike exiles Broc Parkes and David Salom.




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Ellison, British WSBK 2009
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Giugliano, Rea and Davies, Portuguese WSBK race2 2014
Jonathan Rea, Portuguese WSBK race2 2014
Jonathan Rea, Portuguese WSBK race2 2014
Jonathan Rea, Portuguese WSBK race2 2014
Jonathan Rea, Portuguese WSBK race2 2014
Jonathan Rea chokes on prosecco, Portuguese WSBK race2 2014
Jonathan Rea chokes on prosecco, Portuguese WSBK race2 2014
Jonathan Rea chokes on prosecco, Portuguese WSBK race2 2014
Jonathan Rea, Portuguese WSBK race2 2014
Jonathan Rea, Portuguese WSBK race2 2014
Jonathan Rea, Portuguese WSBK race2 2014
Jonathan Rea, Portuguese WSBK race2 2014
Giugliano, Rea and Davies, Portuguese WSBK race2 2014
Giugliano, Rea and Davies, Portuguese WSBK race2 2014
Jonathan Rea, Portuguese WSBK race2 2014

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morini rob - Unregistered

October 27, 2009 6:20 PM

lots of upset so called motorcycle fans out there,to finish second is no mean feat bsb is always a hot championship and the guys who sit in the comfort of their own homes should give the brits a cheer for having the oppertunity to go further in their chosen careers.

roadking03 - Unregistered

October 27, 2009 4:50 PM

Good Luck James....Hey cranmer,I won't get in a spat with you my friend,but it might be because he finished every race with points and no crashes and ahead of maybe 26 other riders!! :)



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