BSB Rocky start for Ellison as BSB kicks off
Another rider left scrabbling around in the dirt was MCAMS Yamaha’s James Ellison, who was unable to turn his frightfully quick qualifying pace into a race result after crashing out of the lead in Monday’s opening race.
One of the quickest riders throughout the weekend, it looked as though Ellison would only be challenged by eventual double victor Luke Mossey. After becoming the fastest man ever around the 1.2-mile Indy circuit in qualifying, clocking a time of 44.728s to secure pole, things looked good for Monday’s races.
However, it went drastically wrong when he crashed out of the lead in the opening race at Druids. While Ellison was OK, his bike took a battering and despite trying to start the second race, he pulled into the pits with an issue after the warm-up lap.
“We proved we were the quickest ones here this weekend; we just didn’t get the races to back it up,” Ellison told MCN after the second race. “I don’t think we really did too much wrong in the first race to cause the crash, but it is what it is and that stopped us going out in race two.
“The good news is Shakey, who I feel is the main threat for the championship, didn’t have a particularly good weekend either, so we’ve just got to take the positives out of it. We know we are capable of winning.”
‘We proved we were the quickest out there this weekend’ JAMES ELLISON