Dou­ble DNF for El­li­son

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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

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