Stockport’s Christian Iddon left Knockhill in Scotland with a brace of ‘solid points’ in the latest rounds of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, the TYCO BMW rider claiming a sixth and seventh at the Fife track.
Consistently inside the top ten throughout free practice, Iddon claimed eighth on the grid with 15 riders were covered by less than a second as the championship demonstrated it’s competitiveness around the 1.3-mile track.
As race one unfolded, Christian claimed one place to seventh by lap three, briefly trading places with TYCO BMW team-mate Michael Laverty for sixth, eventually crossing the line back in seventh as the chequered flag fell.
Starting eighth once again in race two, Christian quickly claimed a place on the opening lap of the encounter, and despite dropping to ninth a couple of laps later Iddon worked his way back up the order, grabbing sixth spot with five laps to go, where he would stay until the chequered flag fell after 30 laps.
Iddon now sits eighth in the overall standings as the series heads to Brands Hatch in Kent over the weekend of July 20-22.
Iddon ‘content with the weekend’
“I’m content with the weekend,” said Christian. “I don’t think I’ve ever ridden so hard for seventh and sixth in my life, there wasn’t a moment in either race where I took a single breath.“All weekend we just chipped away. I never really had the outright pace that I hoped for but we know our weaknesses, all weekend we just chipped away and go closer and closer, and we got in to Q3 which was good.
“I wasn’t too strong at the start of either race on new tyres, I didn’t make the most of the package but I was strong towards the end, I came good at the end of both.
“It’s solid points on the board, I’ll keep on working and keep on aiming for that Showdown.”