Stockport’s Christian Iddon was again left watching from the sidelines as advice from the British Superbike Championship’s medical team over the TYCO BMW rider’s injury, sustained at Knockhill two weeks ago, left him with no choice but to stand down for the weekend.
Iddon came off his bike during free practice at Knockhill in Scotland and whilst he was declared fit enough to ride at the recent Snetterton round of the series, there was was concern that the protective ‘leathers’ would hamper the healing of a skin graft Iddon underwent a little more than a week ago.
It meant the former Supermoto champion was left without a point in the last four races, dropping him down to eighth in the standings and out of the all-important Showdown places.
“It’s important t think of the long term” admitted Iddon. “We have to keep one eye on the season as a whole, and whilst I’ve missed out here again, I’ll come back fighting and give it everything I’ve got
“Missing two full rounds was always going to hurt us. Eighth in the championship now, but it is what it is. We’ll regroup and look forward.”
Elsewhere, there were more vital points scored for Knutsford’s Adam Jenkinson in the Pirelli Superstock 1000 Championship.
Jenkinson claimed sixth place at the Norfolk track aboard his NEI Racing run BMW. Jenkinson currently sits in seventh place in the series standings.
Ben Luxton was also in action at Snetterton, the Stockport lad claiming eighth place in the Pirelli Superstock 600 Championship, after qualifying tenth of the 38t rider entry.
Luxton, on his CNC Routing run Kawasaki repeated his best finishing result of the season so far, and sits 19th in the overall series standings.
Brands Hatch in Kent is up next for the MCE British Superbike Championship across the weekend of July 22/23.