IDDON MAKES BSB BREAKTHROUGH
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’