Tyco BMW’s Christian Iddon, and his crew made minimal changes to the set-up of his S1000RR during the MCE British Superbike tests this week. The Stockport native recently completed a comprehensive testing schedule in Spain and since then the Brit has felt comfortable onboard his machine. So much so he didn’t feel the need to make any major set-up changes during the tests this week on UK soil.
It is a new team, bike and team-mate for Iddon who swapped the Bennetts Suzuki for a Tyco BMW for the 2016 season, and the former World Superbike rider has bonded really well with his crew chief and mechanics. This showed in his results from the Donington Park test, as he ended the day third fastest overall with a 1:29.928 lap.
“I am enjoying being in the team. It is a nice set-up and I am working well with Lee my crew chief and I have a couple of good mechanics behind me,” said Iddon, speaking to Bikesportnews.com from Donington Park.
“I had a good time in Spain too, we spent a lot of time going through settings that we didn’t need to go through just to see what they did to the bike, so I could get a reference. The last day of testing in Spain we left the bike as it was as she was mint and I felt pretty good on it and I was enjoying it.
“At Silverstone the test was pretty good, I don’t have to do a great deal as the bike is in pretty good place. There is nothing major with the bike - the base is really good and I am happy.”
But the rider is still being coy about his goals and ambitions for the 2016 season, and is keeping things close to his chest, but admitted that he is going to give it his all to have a successful BSB year.
Iddon added: “I never really say what I want to achieve before the start of the season as that is something I do not usually do. It is pretty obvious what my goals are and I have high expectations of myself. In the championship that we are in there are a lot of good riders, and it will be really close.”