Milwaukee Yamaha’s James Ellison has been left frustrated after a difficult opening day to the second round of the British Superbike championship at Thruxton. The second race winner at Brands Hatch had finished 8th
|Technical issues hamper Ellison in FP2
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fastest in the wet this morning and hoped to make progress in the dry afternoon session, however was hampered by technical difficulties.
The Cumbrian states his Milwaukee Yamaha R1 was struggling with power and acceleration in the second practice session. “Today we had a tough afternoon as we had some issues and we are now figuring out what the problem was as we seemed to be struggling with power. Whenever we accelerated it felt like we were starting from scratch, so the boys in the garage are working on that now and I am sure that we should then be set for the morning. Tomorrow is another day; we have qualifying to look forward to and hopefully we can get a good position for the Milwaukee Yamaha team.” said the former MotoGP rider.
Team mate, Josh Waters set the 6th fastest time in the second session, acknowledging his in a much better position than he was in this time last week: “Today was better for me than the first day at Brands Hatch and it all came together faster for me here. I had a lot to learn having never seen the track before, but we had better conditions than at Brands Hatch with the track temperature so I think that helped me. I am feeling more prepared and we will see how tomorrow goes but overall I am happy with how it has gone so far and looking forward to qualifying tomorrow.”