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K&N Sponsored Adam Ellis Scores Second Place at Miramont de Guyenne

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The 4000 strong crowd was thoroughly impressed with the teenager's display of skill and afterward he had a lot of autographs to sign.
The 4000 strong crowd was thoroughly impressed with the teenager's display of skill and afterward he had a lot of autographs to sign.
For Adam Ellis, the 15-year-old, K&N sponsored, French Speedway racing hot-gun, 2011 continues to be the kind of season that reconfirms current ambitions and redefines future dreams. In the last round of the French Speedway Championship at Miramont de Guyenne, Ellis competed on his 250cc motorcycle in the 500cc Open class, and pulled off an inspiring second overall finish, beating 17 other 500cc riders in the process.

"I had a great meeting at Miramont de Guyenne, France on Sunday night, when I rode my 250cc in the 500cc Open category," said Ellis. "My original aim was just to make the final, as I was up against some good riders and had the disadvantage of only half the engine power.
Ellis was also the only 250cc rider invited to participate in a grass track demonstration at the MTV Festival at Valleiles on the 23rd and 24th of July.
Ellis was also the only 250cc rider invited to participate in a grass track demonstration at the MTV Festival at Valleiles on the 23rd and 24th of July.
I thought the meeting would just be good experience for me, but I ended up doing much better than I'd ever imagined."

In his first heat Ellis finished second behind eventual winner Richard De Biasi, and beat the favorite, Kevin Salanova. In his second heat, Ellis missed the start, but worked his way up through the field to finish second once again. In his third and final heat, Ellis beat local rider, Guillaume Comblon, to take the win.

After qualifying in third place for the final, Ellis upgraded his game plan slightly, and decided to aim for a podium place.
The 2011 Speedway season is clearly the best year the younger racer has had, with his second place finish at Miramont de Guyenne, Ellis now holds a commanding points lead in the championship (Ellis on right).
The 2011 Speedway season is clearly the best year the younger racer has had, with his second place finish at Miramont de Guyenne, Ellis now holds a commanding points lead in the championship (Ellis on right).


"In the final I made a good start out of gate three to finish the meeting in second place," Ellis said. "It was a great night of racing and I really enjoyed myself."

Two days after his impressive race at Miramont de Guyenne, Ellis got a call from Phil Morris, ex- Speedway rider for Belle Vue Aces in the United Kingdom.

"He had heard how well I rode at Miramont and wanted to invite me to ride in the 250cc support class at his Testimonial meeting at the Birmingham Speedway track in Perry Barr, United Kingdom on September 1st 2011," Ellis explained. "I can't wait, as in the main class there are riders that I admire like Jason Crump, Tai Woffinden, Chris Harris, Lee Richardson, Lewis Bridger and Rory Schlein. It will be great just to be in the same pits as those guys."

The K&N sponsored rider currently leads the 250cc class of the French Speedway Championships.

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