Tyco BMW’s Christian Iddon has labelled his MCE British Superbike race weekend at Brands Hatch as ‘frustrating’, as he felt that he nearly had the pace to be competitive. But even though he rode as hard as he ever did around the GP track he was still lacking that extra speed to challenge for the podium.
The Stockport native ended the day with a ninth and tenth place finishes, but even though he missed out on a rostrum he is still only five points shy of being in showdown contention.
His Tyco team are expecting to conduct a test session before the next round, with Iddon hoping he can find something extra to push his way up into the top six to join his team-mate Michael Laverty, in the top section of the standings.
“It has been frustrating because we so very nearly had the pace, but not quite and if I had a tenth and a half I would have been in that group and I feel I have busted a nut and I have ridden as hard as I think I can ride here an it is the hardest I have ridden all year,” said Iddon, speaking to Bikesportnews.com.
“The second race was looking alright and the pace at the beginning was really slow and I was almost sat up thinking what is going on here. Then I tucked the front going onto the back straight and then the front came around and then I missed a gear and ended up losing a load of places.
“I got stuck behind Dan Linfoot and I couldn’t pass him and I believe I had the pace to be in that next group up, which would have ended up being a pretty decent weekend to be fair. I am disappointed with how the weekend has gone because it is almost so near so far but I have pushed very hard.
“It is ninth and tenth which looks awful but the big picture is I am only five points off the shoot out position again. I am only 15 points behind Michael who is fourth, so we look to make amends and I think we have got a test or two planned in between.”