El­li­son struck by more bad luck at Oul­ton

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While some could ar­gue you make your own luck in racing, few could dis­pute that James El­li­son is one of the un­luck­i­est riders in BSB.

El­li­son’s tech­ni­cal is­sue that caused Haslam’s dra­matic crash came as he looked set to take his first ros­trum of the year af­ter lead­ing a good chunk of Monday’s sec­ond race.

The Cum­brian had shown signs of his pace in the open­ing race, but a lowly qual­i­fy­ing po­si­tion left him to fight through from 15th on the grid. How­ever, with his quick­est lap giv­ing him a sec­ond row start he was back at the sharp end in the sec­ond out­ing.

“We’ve had no luck this year,” El­li­son said. “At ev­ery cir­cuit we’ve been to we’ve led a race but we’ve not had a sin­gle podium fin­ish.

“I don’t like blam­ing luck as you make your own, but I’ve not done any­thing wrong. We’ve been fast at ev­ery cir­cuit so far but we just haven’t got the re­sults we de­serve.”

El­li­son’s trou­bles fur­ther added to a night­mare week­end for the MCAMS team af­ter a high speed crash for Michael Laverty in Sun­day’s qual­i­fy­ing ses­sion de­stroyed his R1 and left the Ul­ster­man un­able to fin­ish ei­ther of Monday’s races.

El­li­son has front-run­ning pace in 2017, but no luck what­so­ever

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