After coming off his bike during Free Practice at Knockhill, Scotland, Stockport’s Christian Iddon left on the sidelines again under the advice of British Superbike Championship’s medical team.
The TYCO BMW rider’s injury which was sustained at Knockhill two weeks ago, left him no chance of getting on the tracks at the weekend. Though Iddon has been declared fit enough to ride at the recent Snetterton round of the Series, there have been growing concerns over agitation from the protective ‘leather’ that riders wear causing a risk, hampering the healing of the skin graft operation Iddon had undergone a little more than a week previous.
The incident has left the former Supermoto Champion 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 to 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”.
While Stcokport’s Christian Iddon left on the sidelines this weekend, elsewhere fellow Stockport lad Ben Luxton was in action at Snetterton, claiming eighth place in the Pirelli Superstock 600 Championship, after qualifying tenth of the thirty-eight rider entry. Luxton, on his CNC Routing run Kawasaki repeated his best finishing result of the season so far, and sits nineteenth in the overall Series standings.
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