Double DNF for Ellison
It was yet another weekend to forget for James Ellison and the MCAMS Yamaha team with the Cumbrian once again leaving without any points, despite showing pace close to double race winner Shane Byrne.
Ellison struggled with wheelie control throughout practice but a gearing breakthrough in qualifying saw him clock the quickest-ever lap of the Snetterton circuit on his Superpole flier. While his time was eventually bettered by Byrne, the improvement was a much-needed confidence boost.
His pace carried across into the opening race, where he was quick enough to lead in the early stages before his ECU malfunctioned.
He was again looking good for a rostrum in race two when he crashed out. It was his sixth nonscore of the year. Having scored just 51 points so far this year, he’s currently 11th in the title table.
“I don’t know what to say,” said a distraught Ellison. “I’ve got no words. Once again we felt good and walked away with nothing.”
Team-mate Michael Laverty took just five points from the weekend as rumours gathered momentum that his future with the MCAMS team is in doubt.
‘Once again we felt good and walked away with nothing’
Things didn’t go Ellison’s way