Brands Hatch (U.K.), 19th July 2015
On the way to complete recovery from broken leg injury's affected results (Oulton Park 17th-15th, Snetterton 16th-9th, Knockhill DNF-10th) Christian Iddon (Halsall Racing Suzuki) finished in a solid eighth place in the second race at Brands Hatch after charging through from 30th to 13th in the first race aboard his Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000.
After qualifying in 13th for round six of the MCE British Superbike championship, Iddon made a strong start in race one but was forced to take evasive action at Druids on lap one as three riders crashed out. He rejoined in last place and ended the first lap in 30th place. After catching and passing riders in front of him, Iddon pushed through and was involved in the battle for a top 10 position, but came away with 13th place for his efforts.
Starting from 13th again in race two, Iddon initially lost a couple of places on the opening lap, but soon made inroads into the top 10. Embroiled in the battle for sixth, he crossed the line in eighth place to score some solid championship points.
Christian Iddon, "I wanted to go tight into Druids on the opening lap but my track position meant I was committed to the outside, and there's always a danger something can happen on the inside and sadly for us it did, and it forced me well off track. But I got my head down and got myself into a rhythm and pushed my way through. I got myself onto the back of the battle for ninth but I just couldn't work my way through the group, but 13th wasn't too bad after how far back I was on the first lap. In the second race I got boxed in this time at Druids, but I every time I passed another rider I was able to focus on the next one and keep moving forward. At one point I ran wide at Graham Hill bend and allowed Luke Mossey back past, and after that I started to lose some grip on the front tyre. But we've made real progress with the bike and it performed really well this weekend. There's still things we need to improve such as our corner entry speed, but the team has really made some big steps."
Next racing weekend will be at Thruxton on August 2nd.