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Boosted by a con­fi­dence in the Tyco BMW S1000RR that he has pre­vi­ously strug­gled to find dur­ing his ca­reer, Chris­tian Id­don es­tab­lished him­self as a new star of the BSB cham­pi­onship with his two third place fin­ishes at Sil­ver­stone.

The baby-faced 31-year-old showed no fear as he took the battle to es­tab­lished names like Shakey Byrne, Leon Haslam and his own team-mate, Michael Laverty on Sun­day.

“You get a sen­sa­tion straight away and the bike felt secure un­der­neath me,” he said af­ter tak­ing his first ever BSB podium.

The Manch­ester rider kept a watch­ing brief through­out the first race on ri­vals Byrne, Luke Mossey, Dan Lin­foot and Ja­son O’hal­lo­ran as they tracked early leader Laverty. “In the end I tried to man­age the race too much which is hard to do when the cal­i­bre of the field is as strong as it is,” he com­plained af­ter set­tling for a safe third.

A for­mer British su­per­moto cham­pion, he needed all of his side­ways skills to hold on to his Tyco BMW at the start of the sec­ond race when he al­most high­sided at Stowe on lap four.

Id­don fought back to claim the fi­nal ros­trum spot for a sec­ond time and third spot in the cham­pi­onship.

‘I tried to man­age the race too much which is hard when the cal­i­bre of the field is this strong’

Just think how fast Laverty could have gone if heõd kept both hands on the bars Tyco su­per­stock team-mates Josh El­liott and Ian Hutchinson took sec­ond and third

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