Snetterton BSB: Crocked Iddon stays in Showdown contention - Bikesport News

Snetterton BSB: Crocked Iddon stays in Showdown contention

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Tyco BMW’s Christian Iddon remained in Bennetts British Superbike contention at Snetterton despite having a dreaduful Friday and a broken leg.

Iddon was injured in a crash at Knockhill but, as is usual with the Stockport man, it didn’t stop him from riding and after making do on the first day of practice, Iddon was able to give his team some useful data for qualifying and both races.

“I didn’t know what to expect coming into the weekend with my leg injury, but having the same injury once before I had an idea. Friday turned out to be worse than I anticipated, I just couldn’t ride the bike to a level that was helpful to the team,” said Iddon.

“We muddled our way through Saturday and I qualified 15th, but it was only one lap pace so I didn’t really know where we were standing.

Session on session we had been able to get the bike feeling better to help with my body position. Race one felt pretty good and that I had good pace but a small mistake saw me lose 1.5s and resulted in a 10th.

“In race two I started 8th so that helped, despite a chatter issue we came away with 6th so I was happy with that. All-in-all I’m really happy with the weekend, we’ve had a pretty decent points haul which has kept us in showdown contention.

“Now I have a couple of weeks to rest and continue with rehabilitation ahead of Thruxton. The race for the showdown is gathering momentum, so the focus now is to start hammering in some stronger results to really get some points on the board, but for now I’m content.”

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