D&B Ducati Rider, Dean Ellison suffered immensely this weekend failing to score points in both of the British Superbike races.

After his best qualifying to date with a second row and a seventh position, Ellison was confident that he would be able to master the fast Norfolk track.

Unfortunately that wasn't the case, and Dean's hopes of a strong finish were dashed early on in race one when his Ducati suffered a slight mechanical fault on lap four forcing him to pull in.

Race two led to more disappointment, every rider in race one was really struggling for tyre choice as the track temperature was up 8 degrees from qualifying the previous day. By race two the organisers made the decision to cut the race from 25 laps to 20 laps.

Ellison pulled in on lap 10 and did a quick change of his rear tyre, rejoining the pack dead last and two laps down. He managed to finish the race all-be-it in 16th place one position out of the points.

"I'm really unhappy not to have scored any points this weekend," sighed the Ducati rider. "I had such a good qualifying session and I was hoping to leave here with a good set of points.

"Still some of the top riders didn't have the best of weekends, Hislop had two D.N.F's, Rutter, Richards Emmett, Kagayama and Heckles all failed to finish in at least one race which makes me feel better and that it wasn't just me having problems over the weekend," he added. "I hope things will work out better at Thruxton and we can pull ourselves back up the table."

 

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