Ellison struck by more bad luck at Oulton
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