BSB Thruxton: Broken femur sidelines Ellison
James Ellison is out of this weekend’s Thruxton BSB round. He suffered a high-speed crash at Goodwood corner in this mornings practice and sustained a broken right femur.
After being stabilised at the circuit medical centre, he was taken to Winchester Hospital for further treatment.
Ellison’s crew chief Mick Shanley said: “James said the was no apparent reason for the crash. He had felt good on the bike and could see traffic in front of him so was planning to come in for a fresh tyre.”
The session was red-flagged for the incident but even after practice resumed, Ellison continued to top the timesheets – just as he had done in Friday afternoon’s free practice.
Just prior to Ellison’s crash, Tommy Hill went down in the same corner. He walked away unhurt apart from some abrasion to his right hand and bruising to his back.
In Friday’s practice, Tommy Bridewell crashed at the chicane and damaged the end of the little finger on right hand so badly he had to have it amputated last night.
He returned to the circuit today and insists he’ll be back in action at Oulton Park in two weeks time.