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Ellison: “King of Brands - I might just go for it!”

Tuesday, July 14 2015

James Ellison is determined to get his MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship campaign back on track this weekend (17/18/19 October) at Brands Hatch and the JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider admits that when it comes to the MCE BSB - Monster Energy King of Brands - he 'might just go for it'!

Ellison holds fourth place in the overall standings but arrives at the Kent circuit feeling confident of regaining ground. The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider proved unbeatable on the shorter Indy configuration earlier in the season when he took pole position, both race wins and a new lap record - something he will be looking to replicate around the longer Grand Prix track.

Ellison said: "The last few rounds haven't gone to plan at all so I'm really looking forward to getting back out at Brands Hatch and putting things right! We had an incredible round here back in April and although the Indy track is different to the full circuit, we can certainly carry over a lot of the information that will hopefully mean we can kick off Friday morning strongly.

"I'm still struggling a little with the injury, but it didn't affect me too much at Knockhill and Brands is a less physical track so I don't think it will be too much of a problem this weekend. Even with the way things went at Snetterton and Knockhill we were still one of, if not the fastest, riders of the weekend so I don't see any reason why we can't do that again and get back to where we belong. The King of Brands option is certainly an interesting prospect, I think it will all depend on how close the times are between the top 20 riders or so but if we're in a position where I think we can still get through to the front group then I might just go for it!"

The 2015 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship returns to the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit on 17/18/19 July.   Discounted advance tickets for the 'Big Brands Bash' are available now: adult raceday (Sunday) admission is £26 online, and three-day adult tickets are £34. Camping is just £18 per person, and children under 13 go free. For more information click here.