James Ellison has been ruled out of racing at Cadwell Park after not recovering from a broken wrist suffered at Thruxton.

The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider is a strong contender for the Showdown in the MCE British Superbike championship, currently holding third place in the riders' standings, but will be forced to watch on as the rest of the paddock gears up for round eight at Cadwell Park.

Ellison sustained the broken wrist after Richard Cooper's Anvil Hire TAG Kawasaki machine expired directly in front of him during race one which dropped oil on the track which the GBmoto rider crashed on.

Following the accident Ellison has spent sessions in the Hyperbaric Chamber, along with muscle stimulation and ultrasound sessions, in his bid to speed up recovery time. Ellison was able to get his cast off on Monday (17th August) but it has been confirmed the bone has not fully healed and has been forced to sit out this weekend's action.

"It is really disappointing to not be able to race this weekend at Cadwell," Ellison said. "It's a fantastic circuit and one I've had some good results at in the past. I know James Westmoreland will be doing the business for the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team though and I'll be coming along on Sunday to support him.

"The injury is doing really well, it's just not quite healed enough to race this weekend. I am getting some movement into it and am also back in the pool exercising."

Ellison also confirmed he will be back to full fitness in time for round nine at Oulton Park (4-6 September) - the final round before the Showdown commences - and is scheduled to run an additional test session at the circuit in the build up to the race weekend.

"With another week I would have made it, but I'll be back at Oulton Park fully fit," Ellison added. "I've got a good points haul and I should still be in a Showdown position by then, so it will be a case of securing my title fighter position and getting our championship challenge back on track."

As a result of Ellison's absence, James Westmoreland will act as the sole rider for JG Speedfit Kawasaki at Cadwell Park fresh off the back of his maiden BSB podium at Thruxton.