Superbike supremo in the spotlight

Special guest at this year’s bodyshop Event 2015, MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship rider, James Ellison is lined-up to be interviewed as part of the Friday seminar programme.

James, riding for JG Speedfit Kawasaki in the MCE British Superbike Championship this year will discuss the trials and tribulations of professional sport, as well as share some insider knowledge of the motorcycle racing scene.

James has 151 British Superbike races to his name, including nine wins. James finished eighth in the British Superbike Championship in 2014 and currently lies third in this year’s championship, despite breaking his wrist this season.

James will be present on the Direct Accident Management Ltd exhibition space throughout the bodyshop Event and will join bodyshop editor, Mark Hadaway for an interview at 2.30pm in the seminar hall. James will also be present at the Awards ceremony.

The bodyshop Event and Awards 2015 are sponsored by headline partners AkzoNobel and Enterprise, along with Audatex, AutoFlow, Axalta, BMW, Car-O-Liner, Direct Accident Management, EMACS, Glass’s, Glasurit, IAEA, Indasa, Mirka, NAB, NIBS Group, S&B Automotive Academy, Sikkens Autocoat BT, Thatcham Research, The Trade Parts Specialists, Veetec Motor Group and Vizion.

The bodyshop Event and Awards 2015 takes place at the stunning Celtic Manor Resort, Newport on 24-25 September.

The James Ellison interview replaces the previously announced ‘Generation Y and digitalisation’ session.