El­li­son fast but frus­trated

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport -

They might have been beaten by Brookes on a privateer bike, but the MCAMS Yamaha duo of James El­li­son and Michael Laverty showed early prom­ise at Donington Park, de­spite dis­ap­point­ing results.

El­li­son led the open­ing race be­fore drop­ping back, out of the podium bat­tle, as he slowed due to an is­sue with en­gine brak­ing.

“It’s been a frus­trat­ing week­end,” El­li­son ad­mit­ted. “Test­ing went re­ally well so ex­pec­ta­tions were high. I felt sur­pris­ingly com­fort­able at the front in race one, but af­ter eight or nine laps I started ex­pe­ri­enc­ing prob­lems from our en­gine brak­ing sys­tem and knew I was in trou­ble.”

Team-mate Michael Laverty also made a strong start in both races but was held back by chat­ter in race one be­fore a tech­ni­cal prob­lem ruled him out while third in race two.

El­li­son failed to make podium

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