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Kendal superbikes star James Ellison has title glory and a first BSB championship on his mind ahead of Brands Hatch

The Westmorland Gazette: Kendal superbikes star James Ellison has title glory and a first BSB championship on his mind ahead of Brands Hatch

8:48am Wednesday 16th April 2014

KENDAL speedster James Ellison has title glory and a first British Superbikes Championship crown on his mind as the new season roars into life at Brands Hatch this weekend.

Swarthmoor's emerging co-driver Tom Woodburn success hunting at the Valvoline Rally in Barbados

The Westmorland Gazette: Swarthmoor's emerging co-driver Tom Woodburn success hunting at the Valvoline Rally in Barbados

3:41pm Thursday 10th April 2014

SWARTHMOOR’S Tom Woodburn swaps Britain for Barbados on Sunday as the emerging young co-driver sits alongside Paul Bourne on the Valvoline Rally.

Penrith driver Paul Bird claims victory at Malcolm Wilson Rally to equal four-time record

The Westmorland Gazette: Penrith driver Paul Bird claims victory at Malcolm Wilson Rally to equal four-time record

5:02pm Thursday 13th March 2014

PENRITH rally driver Paul Bird claimed victory in the Malcolm Wilson Rally to surge ahead in the 2014 REIS BTRDA Rally Championship – equaling fellow Cumbrian Bill Dobie's record of four outright victories.

Arnside teenager Josh Smith gears up for European tilt after joining Italy's ART Grand Prix factory racing team ahead of new season

The Westmorland Gazette: Arnside teenager Josh Smith gears up for European tilt after joining Italy's ART Grand Prix factory racing team ahead of new season

5:26pm Monday 17th February 2014

ARNSIDE teenager and ex-Super One cadet kart vice-champion Josh Smith will join Italy's ART Grand Prix factory racing team for a 2014 KFJ campaign in Europe.

James Ellison eases through gears at Texas Tornado Boot Camp ahead of new British Superbikes Championship

The Westmorland Gazette: James Ellison eases through gears at Texas Tornado Boot Camp ahead of new British Superbikes Championship

4:08pm Tuesday 21st January 2014

NOT quite at full throttle yet but with the start of the British Superbikes Championship three months away Kendal speedster James Ellison is easing through the gears.

Bad weekend for Ellison and team in Knockhill

9:00am Friday 21st June 2013

KENDAL rider James Ellison and his Milwaukee Yamaha team endured a tough weekend at the office in the fourth round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Knockhill.

Ellison back in superbike action this weekend at Knockhill

4:00pm Friday 14th June 2013

THE MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship resumes this weekend as Kendal’s James Ellison and his Milwaukee Yamaha team head north to Knockhill in Scotland for the fourth round of the season.

Snapped driveshaft puts paid to Wright's chances at Dukeries

4:43pm Tuesday 11th June 2013

BENTHAM driver David Wright was robbed of the chance to push for victory on last weekend’s Dukeries rally when a driveshaft snapped to drop him down the leaderboard.

Kalum kicking strong to become British champion

9:00am Monday 20th May 2013

SEDBERGH kickboxer Kalum Heywood-Byatt became WKA (World Karate Association) British Champion at the North Solihull Leisure Center with a great victory.

Willis emerges triumphant in Barbon Hillclimb

9:29am Tuesday 14th May 2013

REIGNING Avon Tyres MSA British Hillclimb Championship winner Trevor Willis won his first race of the 2013 season at Barbon Manor near Kirkby Lonsdale.

Ellison fights his way to podium but electrical fault scuppers chances in race two

12:30pm Tuesday 7th May 2013

KENDAL bike star James Ellison celebrated a hard-fought podium in the opening MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship race at Oulton Park in Cheshire.

Ellison looking to put bad luck behind him as Oulton Park beckons over Bank Holiday

1:00pm Friday 3rd May 2013

KENDAL’S James Ellison and his Milwaukee Yamaha team head to Oulton Park this Bank Holiday weekend with high hopes for the third round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at the Cheshire circuit.

Ellison podium keeps Kendal biker fourth in British Championships despite early qualifying blow

6:00pm Friday 19th April 2013

JAMES Ellison notched up a podium finish in his second race despite weather conditions conspiring against him at the beginning of the second weekend of the British Superbike Championships at Thruxton, Hampshire.

Winning start for Ellison on opening weekend of British Superbiking Championship

9:00am Thursday 11th April 2013

KENDAL bike ace James Ellison enjoyed jubilation and frustration on the opening weekend of the 2013 British Superbiking Championship season at Brands Hatch.

Ellison resumes 'unfinished business' in return to British Superbike Championships this weekend

9:00am Saturday 6th April 2013

KENDAL bike ace James Ellison roars back into action this weekend as the British Superbike Championships get underway at Brands Hatch in Kent.

Bentham's Wright narrowly avoids disaster but Bird must wait another year for Malcolm Wilson Rally glory

9:00am Friday 8th March 2013

CUMBRIAN rally driver Paul Bird must wait another year before adding a record-equalling fourth Malcolm Wilson Rally victory to his tally after finishing runner-up for the second consecutive year following another epic battle in the Lake District forests this weekend.

Motorbiking welcomes Grange-over-Sands sporting star

8:39am Wednesday 26th December 2012

THUNDERSPORT motorbike racing has seen a national rising star this year in South Lakeland supremo Tom McHale.

Bird misses out on Grizedale glory in forest rally

10:55am Tuesday 4th December 2012

THOUSANDS of spectators braved the icy conditions to watch the spectacular Grizedale Stages, Coppermines Rally at the weekend.

Kendal co-driver helps inspire superb comeback in rally event

5:00pm Sunday 25th November 2012

KENDAL rally co-driver Steve Hartley took part in the final round of the MSA National Tarmac Rally Championship in the Cheviot Keith Knox Stages at Otterburn military ranges.

Ellison back down to earth with crash in Australia

9:00am Saturday 3rd November 2012

FRESH from the highs of equalling his career-best result of ninth a week earlier and gaining the PBMUK team their best result in their rookie season in Malaysia, Kendal’s James Ellison came back to earth with a bang when he crashed out of the AirAsia Australian MotoGP.

Ellison breaks into top 10 despite terrible weather in Malaysia

3:39pm Monday 22nd October 2012

KENDAL rider James Ellison defied the worst of conditions to claim his best result of the season with a stunning ninth place at the Malaysian MotoGP in Sepang.

Consistent Ellison gets more points in the bag in Japan

3:00pm Wednesday 17th October 2012

ON THE same weekend as Paul Bird Motorsport's Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki BSB team claimed their third British Superbike Championship title with Shane Byrne, the Penrith-based PBMUK team were also in action at Motegi in Japan where James Ellison was contesting round 15 of the MotoGP World Championship.

Smith succeeds once more to move within striking distance of Ahmed

1:00pm Sunday 30th September 2012

ARNSIDE-based kart racer Josh Smith’s summer of success continued with two wins in the latest two rounds of the hotly contested ABC Super One Cadet Comer Championship.

Kendal bike ace very happy with his Italian points job

3:00pm Friday 20th July 2012

KENDAL’S James Ellison came away from Sunday’s Mugello MotoGP round with more championship points to add to his tally and was only narrowly beaten to second place in the CRT standings by Aleix Espargaro, who at that point led the championship table in the sub-class.

Kendal ace Ellison rides into points yet again

5:28pm Wednesday 11th July 2012

FOR the third event in succession, Kendal rider James Ellison scored World Championship points as the Sachsenring circuit in Germany hosted the eighth round of the MotoGP World Championship.

Silverstone crash can't stop Ellison from more points in Netherlands

10:00am Friday 6th July 2012

BATTLE-scarred James Ellison bagged more MotoGP World Championship points in the Dutch TT at Assen, but the British rider was badly hindered by the effects of his Silverstone crash.

Rushton wins first ever race in Edinburgh memorial race

9:00am Saturday 30th June 2012

INGLETON classic racer Harley Rushton won his first ever race at the annual Bob McIntyre memorial classic race meeting at East Fortune near Edinburgh.

Perie second in Superteens Championship

1:00pm Thursday 28th June 2012

KENDAL motorcycle racer Bradley Perie picked up a couple of fifth placed finishes at Snetterton, Norfolk for rounds eight and nine of the Thundersport GB Aprilia Superteens Championship.

Super Ellison claims points in home grand prix

The Westmorland Gazette: Picture courtesy of Linden Adams

11:56am Tuesday 19th June 2012

JAMES Ellison rode a fantastic race to get into the points at his home Hertz British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Ellison wins first points of season at Le Mans

The Westmorland Gazette: James Ellison celebrates his first points of the season at Le Mans

2:50pm Monday 21st May 2012

KENDAL rider James Ellison recorded his first points of the 2012 World Championship season with a superb 11th place in the French Grand Prix at Le Mans.

Ellison mixes it with the big boys before retirement forces him out

The Westmorland Gazette: Picture taken by Linden Adams

8:00pm Tuesday 1st May 2012

PBM UK rider James Ellison saw his hopes of an encouraging result dashed when he was forced to retire from the Spanish GP at Jerez less than two laps from the finish.

Perie wins at Donington Park

8:00am Thursday 5th April 2012

KENDAL’s latest motorbiking talent showed his potential for the future as he landed his first victory of the Thundersport GB Aprilla Superteens Championship at Donington at the weekend.

Ellison gearing up for Moto GP training

7:50am Thursday 16th February 2012

KENDAL rider James Ellison has been familiarising himself with Moto GP race circuits by playing his Playstation 3 as he prepares for his return to the world championship.

Rallying: Bentham's Wright begins championship in Wales

1:30pm Thursday 9th February 2012

Bentham’s David Wright will kick-off his BTRDA rally championship campaign this weekend when he contests the Wyedean Forest rally.

Rallying: Wright to compete in BTRDA championship

4:30pm Wednesday 1st February 2012

Bentham’s David Wright will compete in the BTRDA rally championship this year after agreeing a sponsorship deal with Kumho Tyres.

Supersport: Ellison ready for Imola podium push

11:20am Thursday 22nd September 2011

BOGDANKA PTR Honda’s James Ellison will be aiming high during this weekend's round ten of the World Supersport Championship at Imola in Italy.

Brad seals British title glory

9:47am Saturday 20th August 2011

YOUNG Bradley Perie has captured the 80cc British Junior Road Race Championship.

Race along to Lancashire Automobile Club's Speed Weekend

11:01am Wednesday 3rd August 2011

THERE’S still time to enter the Lancashire Automobile Club’s Speed Weekend – but you’ll have to be quick.

World Supersport - Ellison "homes" in on Silverstone

9:31am Thursday 28th July 2011

BOGDANKA PTR rider James Ellison is looking for a strong result in front of the British crowd as the World Supersport Championship returns to England this weekend.

Hillclimb - Fastest-ever day thrills Barbon fans

9:02am Thursday 28th July 2011

THE STARS of the motorcycling world took in the sun and smashed the record books at Barbon last Saturday.

Superbikes: My World plan involves a little home work - Ellison

4:47pm Saturday 23rd July 2011

KENDAL’S James Ellison admits his latest foray onto the global stage has not exactly gone to plan, but he remains convinced that some home comforts in the MCE Insurance British Superbike ranks can make sure he takes on the world next season.

Motor Sport - Car's The Star Show a treat for enthusiasts

10:43am Thursday 14th July 2011

SUNDAY sees the 11th annual Car’s the Star Show at Heaves Hotel, Levens, near Kendal.

Motor Sport - Croft 'Nostalgia'

3:04pm Thursday 30th June 2011

CROFT Circuit has announced initial details of the mouth-watering line-up of on-and-off track entertainment during its much anticipated two-day historic motor sport ‘Nostalgia Weekend’ taking place in just over five weeks’ time (August 6-7).

Motor Sport - Karter Nathan follows in Button's tyretracks

1:52pm Thursday 30th June 2011

CUMBRIAN karter Nathan Aston is one step closer to his dream of becoming a Formula 1 driver after being selected for the McLaren High Performance Programme.

Morecambe Car Club's appeal for marshals

10:24am Tuesday 28th June 2011

Morecambe Car Club have issued an appeal for marshals to help out on next month’s Morecambe Road Rally.

Morecambe's McGuinness delighted with TT week to remember

The Westmorland Gazette: OVER THE LINE John McGuinness wins

12:42pm Monday 13th June 2011

LANCASTRIAN hero John McGuinness has expressed his delight at adding two more victories to his Isle of Man TT tally after claiming the spoils in the Senior TT.

Motorcycling - Classic scramble returns

12:16pm Thursday 26th May 2011

KENDAL Classic Club are running the Blencarn Classic Scramble on Sunday, June 5 at Lownthwaite Farm, Milburn, near Penrith.

Hill Climb - Diamond Day of records for Barbon

The Westmorland Gazette: Lord Shuttleworth gets a drive around the course

5:11pm Saturday 21st May 2011

A SPECIAL diamond badge was the reward for competitors at the Diamond Jubilee of the Barbon Speed Hill Climb on Saturday.

Rallying - Spin failed to deny Wright a third class victory

11:31am Thursday 19th May 2011

BENTHAM’S David Wright took his third class win in four events last weekend when he contested the Plains rally, round 4 of the BTRDA rally championship.

Rallying - Gaksell teams up with former co-driver for Durham event

12:31pm Thursday 5th May 2011

AMBLESIDE-based rally driver Graham Gaskell and his co-driver Heather Grisedale from Grange over Sands will be reunited for the Tour of Hamsterley rally based in the County Durham forests next Sunday.



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