Thruxton BSB: ‘Everything we tried didn’t seem to work’ - Ellison

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Anvil TAG’s James Ellison had another frustrating weekend at Thruxton’s Bennetts British Superbike round where gremlins and a lack of rear grip meant he was on the back foot.

Electrical problems on Friday set the team back in free practice as Ellison hunted for the feel he needs to push on and the former Kendal man hit a laptime wall which he wasn’t able to surmount, even on new tyres.

“It’s been a frustrating weekend, again we seem to have no luck at all! Friday we had an electrical issue which set us back, and we were still battling rear grip. Everything we tried just didn’t seem to work, I could get to a good lap time, but then I couldn’t seem to better it, even on fresh rubber,” said Ellison.

“The track temperature was high which didn’t help matters, but it was the same for everyone. We’re still pushing 100 per cent and we’re continuing to work as hard as possible to find a break through.

“In both races I struggled with rear grip and feel, and getting caught up in the crash in race two and being hit on to the grass didn’t help.

“I pushed as hard as possible but it just didn’t happen today, the team and I shouldn’t be where we are, it’s disappointing but I believe we will get there. We have to put this weekend behind us and focus on Cadwell, where I want to be back on the podium.”

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