Id­don’s stay­ing at TYCO

Stockport Express - - Sport - MIKE PETCH

CHRIS­TIAN Id­don has con­firmed he will be rid­ing for the TYCO BMW team in the 2018 Bri­tish Su­per­bike Cham­pi­onship after the for­mer World Su­per­bike rider put pen to pa­per on a third year with the North­ern Ire­land based team.

Id­don, from Stock­port, has had an event­ful few years with the TYCO BMW team he joined at the start of 2016. The for­mer Bri­tish Su­per­moto cham­pion claimed his first BSB podium rid­ing the BMW S1000RR, and ac­cu­mu­lated two sec­onds and two thirds on his way to ninth place in the over­all stand­ings, hin­dered by a se­ri­ous fin­ger in­jury lead­ing up to the Snet­ter­ton round of the se­ries.

De­spite amass­ing four podi­ums so far this sea­son, an off at Knock­hill meant he would miss four races through in­jury, an in­ci­dent that no doubt cost him a place in the cham­pi­onship show­down - that he missed out on by the nar­row­est of mar­gins – and some­thing ‘Iddo’ will be want­ing to make sure he’s a part of in 2018.

“Ab­so­lutely over the moon to have signed with TYCO BMW for a third sea­son,” beamed Id­don. “For me it’s ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic. It’s a team that I get on with in­cred­i­bly well on ev­ery level, it’s a team that give me their all week in week out. I know from both sides we both feel like we’ve got more to give.

“We’ve got a great re­la­tion­ship, I be­lieve in the BMW, I be­lieve in the team, and I be­lieve that we can go out there and fight for the cham­pi­onship.

“We’ve had our dif­fi­cul­ties through­out the past cou­ple of sea­sons, this sea­son was cer­tainly one of them, it’s just all about look­ing for­ward now and it’s great to have that sta­ble plat­form. I’m al­ready look­ing ahead.

“[We’ll] try to fin­ish this sea­son off well, en­joy it, look for­ward to next sea­son, and progress ev­ery time we go out. I can’t wait!”

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