Iddon’s staying at TYCO
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!”