Tyco BMW’s Christian Iddon believes he has a shot at a Bennetts British Superbike Showdown spot after cutting the gap to sixth place by 11 points at Cadwell Park.
Iddon brought home 23 points from the two races in Lincolnshire and has been helped by race direction sending championship sixth-placed man Andrew Irwin to the back of the grid for the first Oulton race after his nerfing of Scott Redding.
“In race one I got a good start and managed to move up the pack a little bit and settled myself into fourth,” said Iddon.
“Unfortunately I just didn’t have the pace for the top three guys which was disappointing and it became a bit of a lonely race as I was just racing myself essentially, trying to defend from Scott Redding and Peter Hickman behind me.
“I had over 0.5s gap over the other guys for most of the race, with two laps to go I managed to break away a little a create the gap that I needed before hitting a false neutral going into Chris Curve and ran onto the grass losing two places, which was incredibly frustrating.
“In race two, again I pushed really hard at the beginning to see if I could match the three at the front and despite doing my best lap of the weekend I still didn’t have just quite enough to match them guys.
“I finished up in fourth which I’m content with and we have cut the deficit from 32 points to 21 for Showdown contention. It’s going to be tight, but we have three races at Oulton Park in three weeks’ time, so plenty of points up for grabs. I’m looking forward to the challenge.”