James Ellison says he'll remain positive after a frustrating Brands Hatch Indy race weekend where he claimed pole position, a new outright lap record and led in race one but ended both races without any points.

The McAMS Yamaha rider looked like the one to beat at the 1.2-mile Brands Hatch Indy circuit during free practice and qualifying by setting a new outright lap record of 44.728s for pole position plus impressive race pace which was only matched by Luke Mossey on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki.

After battling his way back into the lead in race one, Ellison unfortunately tucked the front of his YZF-R1 on the entry in Druids on lap 12 and tumbled out of contention.

Despite the rider being okay, his McAMS Yamaha required an extensive repair job and was ultimately forced to pull into the pits after the warm-up laps for race two with a technical issue.

Ellison says it is tough not to be disappointed with the results but wants to focus on the promising pace demonstrated to give his McAMS Yamaha team confidence for the rest of the MCE British Superbike campaign.

"I think we proved our pace at Brands Hatch we just didn't get the races to back it up," Ellison said. "It's really, really unfortunate. I felt really in control in race one and losing the front end, I didn't really do anything different. Maybe slightly wider on the line going in and just tucked the front and that just caused us to not be able to start race two.

"I'm just gutted as it's two pole starts and no points. We had a new fastest lap and two pole positions, so I am just disappointed not to get any results out of it but it's a long season and at least we've got the Showdown to contend with - we've got to stay positive."