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Optimistic Ellison seeking Jerez improvements

Optimistic Ellison seeking Jerez improvements

PBM UK´s British MotoGP™ entry in the CRT class has had it anything but easy since his return to the premier class, but James Ellison has his sights firmly set on a marked improvement this time out in Jerez.

As one of the last CRT entrants to participate in pre-season testing, Ellison has suffered from a simple lack of time on his Aprilia-powered ART machine. Yet with the opening round at Qatar behind them, the PBM UK team has gathered significantly more data and experience, which they believe will help them tremendously on their steep learning curve.

It has also given them renewed optimism for the forthcoming European rounds.

James Ellison

"It was a tough weekend mentally in Qatar as I didn't gel with the bike as much as I was hoping until the race and I made two big mistakes which cost us 10 seconds in total. Without those mistakes the result would have been far more promising so I have taken the positives out of it and will work really hard again at Jerez to try to carry on with the improvements we made in Qatar."

Phil Borley, Crew Chief

"We made a lot of progress in Qatar and although the result didn't reflect that, we did well to get a finish on the same lap as the leader and it's given us a lot more information to work with. This is a long term project and we have to find our feet so all we need again this weekend is another solid performance from James and we will get more competitive as the season progresses."

MotoGP, 2012, GRAN PREMIO bwin DE ESPANA, James Ellison, Paul Bird Motorsport

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