BSB Rocky start for El­li­son as BSB kicks off

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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

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