Thruxton BSB: Iddon ‘not awesome’ but aiming for podium return

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Christian Iddon is hoping a fortnight of recovery will bring further strength for the Buildbase Suzuki BSB rider at Thruxton.

Having broken his arm at Knockhill, Iddon was forced to ride through the pain barrier at Brands Hatch after another crash derailed his recovery. With the Showdown still in his sights, however, the Stockport man is confident of returning to his previous form with a podium at the Hampshire circuit.

“The arm’s still not awesome,” Iddon admitted. “It’s made progress, but it’s not how I’d like it to be, but to be honest I think we’re going to have to wait until the end of the season to fix it properly. So for now we’ll get on with it. It was a hinderance at Brands, especially after crashing again, but I don’t think it’ll hinder me this weekend. It gets a bit sore, but I’m not worried about soreness, and the strength’s coming back.

“The aim’s to get to the level we were at before Knockhill, and push on from there because 100 per cent we were going in the right direction.

“This weekend’s going to be interesting. Thruxton is such an anomaly that you don’t have to be the fastest rider to win, though it obviously helps. But you have to be clever, look after your tyres, and then in the final third of the race you can see how it’s shaping up. I was on the podium last year though, so was the bike with Danny, so hopefully we can combine and repeat that.”