Tyco BMW’s Christian Iddon is looking positively at his first weekend with the brand-new S1000RR, saying he felt good with a bike he has only had a few hours’ testing on.
The new Superbike was only released to teams four weeks ago, and the Tyco-backed squad managed some time at Kirkistown before travelling over for the Bennetts British Superbike opener at Silverstone.
“The weekend started really positively, we were fast almost immediately. I have felt good all weekend, I was never outside the top eight any of the sessions so that was really good,” said Iddon.
We had a few niggly issues during race one and dropped back from sixth. The boys worked really hard and by race two we were back on track and up to fifth, but a near collision ran me off track, then a missed gear on the following lap knocked me back a few places.
“We are leaving the first round with a few points on the board and looking forward to the Oulton test ahead of round two.”
Team owner Philip Neill was happy with the potential shown with the new bike.
“We leave Silverstone a little frustrated although to be fair the potential shown by each of our riders this weekend on the 2019 S1000RR exceeded our expectations considering our limited pre-season preparation schedule,” he said.
“It’s very early days with the new BMW S100RR and we can’t wait to be shown its full potential.”