ELLISON CLOSE TO A MIRACLE
James Ellison was denied a stunning victory from dead last on the grid in the weekend’s only dry race as a red flag after 10 of 14 laps saw the win go to Josh Brookes.
The two Yamahas and the Ducati of Shane Byrne looked set to duel it out over the final stages of the race. However, a blow-up for Shaun Winfield brought out the red flags with three laps left as there were fluids on the track.
Ellison, who started at the back of the grid after his MCAMS Yamaha team were penalised for changing his gear ratios – flew through the field.
He said: “I’ve had strong pace all weekend. The bike felt great and I really felt I could have won that one if it had gone the full distance, which would have been cool having come from dead last!”