Iddon’s VisionTrack Ducati launched at London’s Shard

Christian Iddon and Josh Brookes at the Paul Bird Motorsport launch in London
Christian Iddon and Josh Brookes at the Paul Bird Motorsport launch in London

Stockport’s Christian Iddon joined Josh Brookes and defending Bennetts British Superbike champions Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM) as they got their season off to a high-flying start with the launch of their 2020 livery in London.

In keeping with their reputation as Britain’s most successful BSB team, who have now won a total of seven BSB titles and over 100 races, they chose Britain’s tallest building to unveil the factory-supported VisionTrack Ducatis to be ridden by Iddon and Brookes this season.

In front of a select number of celebrity and VIP guests, team owner Paul Bird welcomed sponsors both new and old to the exclusive event.

An ultra-successful season in 2019 saw the Cumbria-based team win their seventh BSB title.

Iddon secured the 2019 BSB Rider’s Cup with a great performance late in the season having suffered a broken leg earlier in the year and although he didn’t miss any races, it hindered his chances of the title. Still to win a race in BSB, he has secured 12 podiums from his 135 starts since his debut in 2010.

Iddon said: “This year is huge for me, signing for the VisionTrack PBM Ducati squad – the team that went 1-2 in the championship last year, and the bike that went 1-2-3. It’s a huge moment in my career just getting to this point.

“I need to thank Paul Bird for putting his faith in me. Of course. I feel I fully deserve it, but I do realise there were more likely candidates. I really appreciate this opportunity and it’s one I intend to grasp in its entirety.

“The team’s past speaks for itself – they’re the most successful in BSB history and coming off what I believe is the most successful championship challenge of any team in the history of BSB.

“I know I’ve got the whole package around me. Within motorsport it never is a level playing field, but for the first time in my career I feel like I’ve got the package to be on.

“Pre-season training is going well. I’ve spent the last few weeks out in Spain, I’ll be there for a month, ready for testing to start at the end of February and into March.”

Christian Iddon was with Tyco BMW last season