The 2005 British Superbike Championship did not start out as Kendal rider
Dean Ellison had planned. With a series of bike related problems he was not
given the opportunity to carry on where he left of in 2003 with a string of
top 10 finishes and the infamous Oulton Park battle for 3rd with the late
Steve Hislop. However, Ellison has taken the decision to part from the
Jentin Racing team and has furiously been working to set up what has to be
said one of the most professional, competitive teams in the paddock.
This has only been made possible with backing off a great deal of people who
know that with competitive machinery and a solid team Ellison certainly has
what it takes to be back running at the front.
The Slingshot Racing Team has been born out of frustration and is unique in
that it is the rider that has brought everyone together to create a team
that is focused on one goal, which is running at the front of the field,
regularly. All members of the team have experience in either BSB or
International series and together they create a formidable knowledge base.
Ellison will be moving from a Yamaha to a Honda for the remainder of the
2005 season and has already tested with impressive feedback. The Slingshot
Racing Honda Fireblade has been tuned by Frank Wrathall, suspension work by
K-Tech, Dunlop tyres and carries all other modifications that you would
expect of a competitive British Superbike.
The Slingshot Racing Team are currently testing and plan to launch at Croft
3-4-5 June. The striking Orange, Black & White paintwork may still be wet
but Dean and the team are more than ready to take on what looks like being
one of the most exciting British Superbike Seasons to date.
Commenting Dean Ellison said "With a disappointing start to the season I'm
more fired up than ever before, the team is also sharing my hunger for
results and are desperate to go racing. None of this would have been
possible without people believing in my ability and I'm not going to