News 17 Oct 2017

Elliott caps off maiden British STK1000 season at Brands Hatch

New South Welshman winds up 26th following championship finale.

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Australian international Brayden Elliott has wrapped up his maiden campaign in STK1000 category of the MCE British Superbike Championship with a 26th place result at Brands Hatch’s finale, crediting him 26th in the series standings.

Elliott said leaving Australia and entering the championship was difficult to do, and despite not recording glowing results on paper, he’s extremely satisfied with the advancements he’s made as a person and rider while competing overseas.

“Coming into an extremely tough championship and leaving life behind in Australia is a very difficult thing to do,” said Elliott. “However from day one the CF Motorsport team has been very supportive, and have been able to guide me through the season.

“Although on paper my results don’t seem to be great, I have grown so much as a rider, and believe I am a stronger person because of what I have had to face this year. We always knew that this year was going to
be a learning year, and that things were going to be close and competitive, but I don’t think anything can prepare you for the level of racing that is seen in the British championship.

“This weekend at Brands Hatch I felt a lot more comfortable on the Yamaha R1, and although we had a few issues with the bike throughout, I felt as though I was beginning to feel more like myself. Unfortunately, the race didn’t go as planned especially because we had such a strong improvement during qualifying, but I am glad to have finished the race and the 2017 season, and can walk away having learnt and experienced a lot.”

Elliott is set to return home to Australia throughout the off-season, where he’ll work and negotiate on his plans for the 2018 racing season.