Dominant Ellison doubles up at Brands Hatch


James Ellison cruised to victory in race two of the day at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit to earn a double victory in round two of the 2015 MCE British Superbike Championship.

The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider once again led from start-to-finish in what was a relatively tame race by BSB’s usual standards.

Ellison was once again joined on the podium by Shane Byrne and Josh Brookes, both of which managed to get the better of Buildbase BMW’s Ryuichi Kiyonari.

Stuart Easton was next up in fifth place ahead of Tyco BWW’s Tommy Bridewell in sixth place, equalling his best finish of the season so far.

Howie Mainwaring-Smart put in a good performance to finish in seventh place, with Danny Buchan and Billy McConnell just behind him in eighth and ninth respectively.

Much like race one earlier on in the day, Ellison made a great start and soon opened up a gap at the front of the field.

Behind him Kiyonari was being put under pressure by Byrne, with Brookes keep a watchful eye on them both in fourth position.

Byrne made his move going down the Brabham Straight before Kiyonari tried to re-gain the position going into Druids. The Japanese rider went in too deep though and Brookes was their to capitalise on his mistake and move up into third position.

The Safety car was brought out on lap 14 following a huge hiside for Danny Johnson going through clearways on the Morello Racing Kawasaki.

Ellison was not going to let another safety car ruin his day though and once again got a clean re-start and began to open the gap ahead of Byrne.

Brookes found some pace after the re-start and was all over the back of Byrne heading in to the final laps but was unable to find a way through the four-time champion.

Both riders were unable to do anything about Ellison who went on to win the 12th BSB race of his career and close the gap to Byrne in the championship to just 6 points.

Brands Hatch Race 2 Result

POSNO.RIDERTEAMTIME/LAPS
177James EllisonJG Speedfit Kawasaki19m24.226s
267Shane ByrnePBM Kawasaki+0.356s
325Josh BrookesMilwaukee Yamaha+0.383s
423Ryuichi Kiyonari Buildbase BMW+3.229s
55Stuart EastonPBM Kawasaki+3.714s
646Tommy BridewellTyco BMW+4.397s
743Howie MainwaringQuattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki+5.563s
883Danny BuchanBe Wiser Kawasaki+5.877s
93Billy McConnellSmiths Racing BMW+6.692s
1022Jason O'HalloranHonda Racing+6.854s
112Broc ParkesMilwaukee Yamaha+9.362s
1224Christian IddonBennetts Suzuki+9.897s
139Chris WalkerBe Wiser Kawasaki+10.036s
1460Peter HickmanRAF Reserves BMW+10.314s
1547Richard CooperAnvil Hire Tag Racing Kawasaki+10.972s
1621Josh WatersBennetts Suzuki+11.795s
176James WestmorelandJG Speedfit Kawasaki+12.106s
1844Jack KennedyTeam WD-40 Kawasaki+12.881s
197Michael LavertyTyco BMW+13.700s
2040Martin JessoppRider Motorcycles BMW+14.719s
2196Jakub SmrzLloyds British Moto Rapido Ducati+14.844s
2299Filip BacklundAnvil Hire Tag Racing Kawasaki+16.607s
2314Lee JacksonBuildbase BMW+19.277s
2412Luke MosseyQuattro Plant Tec-Care Kawasaki+19.455s
2566Ian HutchinsonPBM Kawasaki+19.531s
2628Victor CoxMorello Racing Kawasaki+19.821s
2719Michael RutterGearlink Kawasaki+22.062s
2811Taylor MackenzieTeam WD-40 Kawasaki+23.562s
298Shaun WinfieldAnvil Hire Tag Racing Kawasaki+27.613s
3020Jenny TinmouthHonda Racing+35.014s
3145Rhalf Lo TurcoSBK City Racing Kawasaki1 Lap
3264Aaron ZanottiA-Plant Yamaha7 Laps
3386Danny JohnsonMorello Racing Kawasaki14 Laps
3427Robbin HarmsMotoDex Performance First BMW