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Aboard the PBMUK CRT-specification Aprilia, the 31-year-old from Kendal battled against unseasonable inclement weather for the opening two days but was well up the time sheets when he claimed third fastest overall in Free Practice 1 which he bettered to go second fastest in Free Practice 2.
James posted 16th fastest time in qualifying to start on row six of the grid, fifth fastest of the CRT bikes. The race, which was held in dry and sunny conditions, saw lots of drama as James came home in 13th place and fifth CRT bike, just ten seconds behind leading CRT runner Randy de Puniet.

It was James' best result since he won the CRT class at Le Mans and took his points scoring tally to eight out of the 13 Grands Prix held so far and consolidates his position in the standings in 18th.

In their rookie season in MotoGP, the Penrith-based PBMUK team remain in 12th in the Team standings going into the next round at Aragon.

Phil Borley, Technical Director:  "A mistake at the start unfortunately compromised James' race which was a pity as his pace was good. After recovering and pushing hard, he just ran out of laps to make a pass for 12th but his 13th place position gave us another points scoring finish which we are pleased with."

Results race 2:
1 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing
2 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team DUCATI
3  Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini
4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
5 USA Yamaha Factory Racing
6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda
7 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team
8 Jonathan REA GBR Repsol Honda Team
9 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics
10 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini
11 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing SUTER
12 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Avintia Blusens
13 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART
14 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing
15 David SALOM SPA Avintia Blusens BQR

MotoGP World standing (after 13 ronds of 18)
1 LORENZO Jorge SPA 270
2 PEDROSA Dani SPA 232
3 STONER Casey AUS 186
4 DOVIZIOSO Andrea ITA 163
6 ROSSI Valentino ITA 120
7 BAUTISTA Alvaro SPA 118
8 BRADL Stefan GER 115
9 HAYDEN Nicky USA 93
10 SPIES Ben USA 77
11 BARBERA Hector SPA 60
12 DE PUNIET Randy FRA 48
14 ABRAHAM Karel CZE 25
16 PIRRO Michele ITA 24
17 EDWARDS Colin USA 22
18 ELLISON James GBR 17
19 PASINI Mattia ITA 13
21 SILVA Ivan SPA 11
22 ELIAS Toni SPA 10
23 REA Jonathan GBR
24 RAPP Steve USA 2
25 SALOM David SPA 1



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